FALKEN ENTERS D1NZ
Carl Thompson will line up for his second D1NZ season behind the wheel of his menacing V8 S15 Silvia, looking to build on what was an impressive showing in his rookie season, when he finished 10th in the Pro standings. Gone is the Talladega Nights / Wonder Bread livery, and in its place is the blue and teal of Falken Tires. This is the first time that we’ve seen the iconic livery enter D1NZ, and Carl will be running on the Falken Azenis RT615K+ — a tyre that has proved to be potent in Formula Drift in recent years.
The S15 remains somewhat unchanged mechanically from last season, with new forged three-piece A13 wheels, EFI on its Marsh Motorsport small block and little less weight thanks to dry carbon doors from Speedhub. Alongside Falken, Carl welcomes Speedflow and Holinger to his programe for the coming season, with GSS back on board. The team has spent the off season tweaking and testing, and as you read this the S15 is bound for Sydney for Carl’s thrid assault on World Time Attack Challenge in October.