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FALKEN Proud to Support Pilot Yoshihide Muroya as He Competes in the "Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2018"

 

January 31, 2018

 

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce that we will continue our sponsorship of Mr. Yoshihide Muroya and Team FALKEN as they compete in the ultimate high-speed motorsport: the "Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2018." This is our fourth consecutive year of supporting Mr. Muroya, who won World Champion title in last year's season.

 
Yoshihide Muroya's Race Plane (2017 Model)Trophy Podium at the Last Race of the
2017 Tournament

 
 

Mr. Muroya is once again the only pilot from Asia competing in the Master Class of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Having newly decked his race plane out in FALKEN Motorsports colors from the second race of last year's tournament, Mr. Muroya went on to win four of the eight races in the series, including the race held in Chiba in his home country of Japan. As a result of his strong performance throughout the season, he accomplished the momentous feat of becoming the first Asian pilot to win the World Champion title.

Our global FALKEN brand is widely renowned for high-performance tires developed using the latest cutting-edge technologies and further refined through our active participation in competitive motorsports and ongoing efforts to fulfill the exacting demands of global automakers. Meanwhile, Mr. Muroya is an outstanding pilot whose hard-won skills have taken him to competitions around the world. Recognizing the strong compatibility between this remarkable pilot and FALKEN's own brand image, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is proud to continue supporting the team for the fourth consecutive year. Through our ongoing support of Mr. Muroya, we will continue to promote FALKEN's image as a youthful and energetic brand.

<Yoshihide Muroya Profile>
1973Born on January 27 in Fukushima City (Where He Currently Resides)
1998Began Participating in Air Shows in Japan
2002Started His Own Air Show Team
2009Began Competing in the "Red Bull Air Race World Championship"
2016Won His First Race in the Tournament (3rd Race, Held in Chiba), Finished 6th Overall
2017Won 4 Races in the Tournament (Including Chiba), Finished 1st Overall
<Red Bull Air Race World Championship>
Created in 2003, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship has held more than 80 races around the globe. The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world's best race pilots in a pure motorsport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile, lightweight racing planes, pilots hit speeds of 370kmh while enduring forces of up to 10G as they navigate a low-level slalom track marked by 25-meter-high, air-filled pylons. In 2014, the Challenger Cup was conceived to help the next generation of pilots develop the skills needed for potential advancement to the Master Class that vies for the World Championship.
For more editorial content, visit www.redbullairracenewsroom.com
<Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2018 Race Schedule>
Feb. 2 (Fri.) / 3 (Sat.)Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Apr. 21 (Sat.) / 22 (Sun.)Cannes (France)
May 26 (Sat.) / 27 (Sun.)TBA (Europe)
Jun. 23 (Sat.) / 24 (Sun.)Budapest (Hungary)
Aug. 4 (Sat.) / 5 (Sun.)TBA (Asia)
Aug. 25 (Sat.) / 26 (Sun.)Kazan (Russia)
Oct. 6 (Sat.) / 7 (Sun.)Indianapolis (USA)
TBA (November)TBA (Asia)



 

 

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