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Falken street-legal track tires roll out

TO MEET the growing demand of “serious car and track enthusiasts,” exclusive Falken Tires importer and distributor JM Far East, Inc. brings in 200 Treadwear tire models: the Azenis RT615K+ and RT660. Formally launched through an event at the Clark International Speedway (CIS) last weekend April 2, the Falken Azenis models were experienced by over 100 racers and car enthusiasts who converged at the circuit to do hot laps using the tires.

The Azenis RT615K+ is derived from the original competition-winning RT615K, and features a digitally engineered, nanotech-formulated compound enhancement for greater grip and handling. In a release, the company said that “aside from delivering exemplary performance, it offers a high tread life to allow longer usage.” Notably, the Azenis RT615K+ is also street-legal, so it can save racers the time and trouble of replacing tires before track day.

Meanwhile, the Azenis RT660 is positioned as “the only choice for drivers chasing the ultimate lap time.” A new rigid carcass construction maximizes steering response and vehicle stability, while a motorsports-inspired tread compound provides optimum grip. Like the RT615K, the RT660 is street-legal, for added convenience and usability.

Another highlight of the weekend event was the attempt of 2014 Toyota Vios Cup and 2018 Formula V1 Champion Luis Gono to set a new lap time record with his Toyota GR Yaris using Falken’s Azenis RT660 tires. He eventually succeeded in breaking his personal track mark, posting a time of 2:08.267.

JM Far East, Inc. President Winston Manabat said that the company brought in the 200 Treadwear tires also in response to automobile manufacturers offering vehicles with “more potent engines delivering higher horsepower and torque numbers.” The Azenis 200 Treadwear tires will allow enthusiasts to get the most out of their cars and enjoy their vehicles even more, both on and off the race track. Founded in 1960, JM Far East is said to be one of the oldest major stakeholders in the Philippine tire industry — engaged in the importation, distribution, and marketing of premium-quality tires for both the original equipment and replacement market segments. It also boasts a nationwide distribution network “multi-point warehouse locations and a highly experienced support team.”

The Azenis RT615K+ and RT660 tires are offered in popular sizes ranging from 15 to 19 inches and are now available for pre-order at all authorized Falken dealerships.