Sensational success for the Falken team. With a surprising performance, on Saturday afternoon the Falken Motorsports team started in the pole position of the 59th ADAC Westfalenfahrt, the opening of the VLN racing season. With all types of weather conditions and extremely fast lap times – the Falken team had the fastest lap of the VLN race with an average speed of 174.157 km/h – the Slicks, Intermediates and rain tyres were able to stand up to extreme conditions. Then there were technical problems only a few laps into the race: Jostling forced the Falken Porsche into the box in lap 4, and again two laps later with drive shaft problems. The drive shaft had to be completely replaced, putting the team in 139th place in the final standings.