Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce that a SUBARU WRX STI racecar outfitted with high-performance FALKEN tires finished first in the SP3T Class at the 46th ADAC Zurich 24h-Race Nurburgring (commonly known as the 24h-Race Nurburgring), which was held from Thursday, May 10 through Sunday, May 13 in Nurburg, Germany. This was Team Subaru Tecnica's fifth victory in the SP3T Class at the 24h-Race Nurburgring, a race that is widely renowned as one of the world's largest touring car races.
This year's race was marked by dramatically shifting conditions-with clear skies at the start, rainfall over night and thick fog toward the end that temporarily put the race on hold. Nevertheless, our FALKEN tires rose to the occasion, demonstrating high performance all around and especially in terms of endurance and wet/dry grip performance. As a result, Team Subaru Tecnica International finished 62nd overall, thus claiming their fifth victory to date in the SP3T Class.