Team Falken Tire announced today that they will augment their existing team with the addition of a second Porsche Factory driver, Nick Tandy, for the Sebring 12 Hour race. Tandy joins existing drivers Bryan Sellers and fellow Porsche Factory driver Wolf Henzler under the watchful eye of returning team manager Derrick Walker.
“To join Wolf and Bryan, and Derrick Walker’s team is an honor and something I intend to make the most of,” said Tandy. “Falken Tire has been having great results with its partnership with Porsche on both sides of the Atlantic and I hope to be able to contribute to even more development and success.” Tandy, 28, became Porsche’s 10th Factory driver in December following his championship win of 2012 Porsche Cup, as well as the 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutchland Championship.
Tandy will be the second Porsche Works driver with Falken Tire, joining six-year Works driver Wolf Henlzer. “I’m looking forward to have a Porsche Factory Driver as our third Driver for the Sebring 12h this year,” said Henzler. “Last year, Nick showed everybody in Open GT last year that he is a fast driver in a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR and is consistent behind the wheel. I am sure he will fit in our team perfectly.”
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