Podium Finish for Long and Falken Tire at Sebring

March 22, 2015

At the wheel of the Porsche 911 RSR, Porsche works drivers Wolf Henzler and Patrick Long, together with Bryan Sellers claimed third place and a podium finish in the GTLM class at the 12 hour race in Sebring. For the Falken Tire customer squad, this marked the first race with the 911 RSR at the long distance classic in Florida. Consistency and speed were the hallmarks of the Porsche 911 RSR on the 3.74-mile, 17-turn Sebring circuit. Each of the three entered 911 RSRs – the most advanced variant of the seventh-generation of the iconic sports car – led during the first 11 hours of the 12-hour race. Despite near record-high ambient and track temperatures, the balance of the rear-engine racers proved steady over the course of each fuel stint and throughout the race. Ultimately, it was the No. 17 Team Falken Tire entry driven by Long, Henzler and Sellers which would take the podium with a third-place finish.

Patrick said, “Today was a long day. Sebring is always difficult but today was extra difficult with the heat. We had a great start to the race to get up with the lead pack. I’m happy with the podium after a pretty trying day. I think the guys had great pit stops all day and it was awesome to lead early on. It’s a great honor to be a part of this group with Bryan and Wolf, Walker Racing and the Falken organization. I look forward to Petit Le Mans and I wish these guys the best the rest of the season.”

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