TEAM FALKEN’S YOSHIHIDE MUROYA CLAIMS VICTORY IN THE SECOND RACE OF THE RED BULL AIR RACE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA – Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI) (CEO: Ikuji Ikeda) is pleased to announce that Team FALKEN’s Yoshihide Muroya claimed his first victory of the season at the second race of this year’s Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2017, which was held this past April 15-16 weekend in San Diego, California. We have been proud to sponsor, through our FALKEN brand, Mr. Muroya, who holds the distinction of being the only race pilot from Asia competing in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
Mr. Muroya, whose plane was bedecked in FALKEN colors, demonstrated outstanding aerial speed and precision in the qualifying and final to claim his first victory of the season. He will be competing in Chiba for the next race, where he won his first ever victory last year. We are looking forward to seeing even greater success from Mr. Muroya in the near future.
Yoshihide Muroya is an outstanding pilot whose hard-won skills have taken him to competitions around the world while earning him wide recognition on the global stage. The FALKEN brand is known throughout the world for high-performance tires developed using the latest cutting-edge technologies. Recognizing the strong compatibility between this remarkable pilot and FALKEN's own brand image, SRI was pleased to sign a sponsorship agreement with Mr. Muroya in 2015.
Red Bull Air Race World Championship
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 370km/h while enduring forces of up to 10G as they navigate a low-level slalom track marked by 25-meter-high, air-filled pylons.
Chiba, Japan: June 3(Sat.) / 4(Sun.)
Budapest, Hungary: July 1(Sat.) / 2(Sun.)
Kazan, Russia: July 22(Sat.) / 23(Sun.)
Porto, Portugal: September2(Sat.) / 3(Sun.)
Lausitz, Germany: September 16(Sat.) / 17(Sun.)
Indianapolis, USA: October 14(Sat.) / 15(Sun.)