FALKEN TO PROVE ITS METTLE IN MOTORSPORT
Stamford Tyres SA have partnered with XS drift team, in a bid to showcase the true potential of the Falken tyre brand in motorsport.
“For us, drifting has become a lifestyle and passion. Ultimately, we’ve been searching for a tyre with maximum treadwear that delivers decisive grip all at the same time,” said Mikey Skelton. “We cannot risk a tyre without sheer force stability capability and a fair wear ratio. We, as XS Drift, have fallen in love with Falken tyres, purely because the tyre offers us, drifters, the ultimate grip, whilst going sideways together with long life, that enables us to travel up the mountain passes where there is no room for error, providing us with the confidence to drift 13+ corners back to back,” he added. Through this partnership, Stamford Tyres have sponsored Falken tyres in the DriftFari Season 2 show that will air on Ignition TV, (Driftfari is a 4/6-part mini series).
The Stamford Tyres team will be sponsoring the SupaDrift series which contains South Africa’s number one national drift championship that has entertained mass crowds for more than 11 years. said Jose’ Romero, General Manager of Stamford Tyres SA : “Stamford Tyres Group holds a 40 years’ partnership relationship with Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) the owner of the Falken tyre brand. The Falken brand is an innovative, trend setting and full of passion that turns people’s heads.’
Available in South Africa is the Falken Azenis FK510 ( Far left) an ultra-high performance tyre manufactured in Japan, The Ziex ZE914 ECORUN (left) a hybrid vehicle tyre manufactured in Thailand, Sincera SN832i (middle) a standard tyre with a European flavour manufactured in Indonesia and the Wildpeak A/T (right) for the all performance sport utility and 4×4 tyre market manufactured in Thailand.