Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI), whose European affiliate is Falken Tyre Europe, and Ibaraki University in Japan have established a new technique to observe and analyse individual materials within tyre rubber.
Falken has been approved by Audi for OE fitment for the A1 citycarver. The Falken Azenis FK510 will be equipped to the hatchback in the dimension 205/55R17. It joins the compact SUV Audi Q3 that is also being equipped with Falken summer tyres as standard since 2018.
Falken has confirmed its 2020 motorsport plans, announcing it will run a pair of the latest specification GT3 Porsche 911 GT3 R cars in both the Nürburgring Endurance Series (formerly known as the VLN) and the Nürburgring 24h race.
Packed with technology in and under the surface, Falken’s new Sincera SN110 car tyre aims to bring the wear and wet grip benefits normally found in top-of-the-range tyres to cost-conscious customers driving mass market cars.
The Falken Eurowinter HS01 was described by the independent testers of the specialist magazine auto motor sport as “excellent lateral guidance, low slip sensitivity when accelerating and good braking on the snow” as well as “very good aquaplaning prevention”.