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Sumitomo Rubber's "Team FALKEN" Proud to Support Pilot Yoshihide Muroya in the "Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2019"

 

February, 21, 2019

 

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce that we will once again be supporting Mr. Yoshihide Muroya and Team FALKEN as they compete in the ultimate high-speed motorsport: the "Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2019." This is our fifth consecutive year of supporting this remarkable pilot through our FALKEN brand. In addition, FALKEN is also proud to once again be sponsoring the "Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2019," which will be held over the September 7-8 weekend in Chiba, Japan. Through our sponsorship, we hope to contribute to yet another thrilling race here in Japan in 2019.

 
Team FALKEN's Yoshihide MuroyaTrophy Podium at the First Race of the 2019
(Middle: Yoshihide Muroya)

 
 

Mr. Muroya is once again the only pilot from Asia competing in the Master Class at this year's Red Bull Air Race World Championship. In 2017, he also accomplished the momentous feat of becoming the first Asian pilot to win the title of World Champion. He has already gotten off to a great start this year, winning his first victory of the season in the very first race of the tournament, which was held this past February 8-9 (Friday-Saturday) in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).

Our global FALKEN brand is widely renowned for its 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 Mr. Muroya for the fifth consecutive year. Through our ongoing support of Mr. Muroya, we will work 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 Competing in Air Shows in Japan
2002Launched His Own Air Show Team
2009Began Competing in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship
2017Won 4 Races in the Championship (Including Chiba) to Earn the Title of World Champion
2018Placed 5th Overall in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship
<Red Bull Air Race World Championship>
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is an aerial motorsport series that demands a combination of speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile, high performance race planes, pilots compete in iconic locations over water and land. The high speed, low altitude and extreme manoeuvrability required make it only accessible to the world's most exceptional pilots. Flying just metres from the ground, 14 Master Class pilots race against the clock whilst reaching speeds of up to 370 km/h, requiring a combination of precision and skill unmatched in the world of aviation. Pilots must be in peak physical condition as they endure forces up to 12G while navigating the technical racetracks made up of air-filled pylons. The Air Race was developed in 2003 and is accredited by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), with more than 90 races completed across five continents. As the most advanced aerial challenge in existence, competing in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship is the highest accolade for elite pilots.
<Red Bull Air Race World Championship Official Website>
https://airrace.redbull.com/en
<Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2019 Race Schedule>
Second race:TBATBA, Europe
Third race:Jun. 15 (Sat.) / 16 (Sun.)Kazan, Russia
Forth race:Jul. 13 (Sat.)/ 14 (Sun.)Budapest, Hungary
Fifth race:Sep. 7 (Sat.) / 8 (Sun.)Chiba, Japan
Sixth race:TBATBA, Asia
Seventh race:Oct. 19 (Sat.)/ 20 (Sun.)Indianapolis, USA
Eighth race:Nov. 8 (Fri.)/ 9 (Sat.)Saudi Arabia
 



 

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