FALKEN EN­TERS D1NZ

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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.

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