Television Presenter, Richard Hammond, teamed up with DriveTribe to see if he had what it takes to be a tyre tester for the Falken Motorsport Racing Team.
He joined the Falken Tyres Motorsport racing team at Portimão Circuit, Portugal, who were working hard to create the best tyre compound for their Porsche 911 GTR 3 race car.
Achieving the perfect tyre compound is no easy task and requires extensive testing, driving hundreds of laps and making lots of scientific calculations and adjustments to find a solution where the tyre performs at its optimum levels, for as long as possible.
The Falken Motorsport racing team have set themselves a 2019 target of winning the Nurburgring 24 Hours race after their record-breaking season last year where they claimed two victories and a five podium positions.
Teaming up with DriveTribe, the Falken Motorsport Team asked Television Presenter and car enthusiast, Richard Hammond, whether he fancied being a tyre tester for them. Find out how he did below:
Stay tuned for part 2 of the action to find out if Richard Hammond has what it takes to move away from broadcasting and into professional tyre testing!
You can see the Falken Motorsport Team in action at any of the events listed below...
The Falken Motorsport racing calendar 2019
23 March – 65th ADAC Westfalenfahrt
13 April – 44th DMV 4-Stunden-Rennen
27 April – 61st ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup
18-19 May – 24h-Qualifikationsrennen
20-23 June – ADAC TOTAL 24h-Rennen
03 August – ROWE 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen
07 September – 42nd RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen
28 September – 59th ADAC Reinoldus Langstreckenrennen
12 October – 51st ADAC Barbarossapreis