Triumphant Victory for Falken Brand Ambassador Filipe Albuquerque


Filipe Albuquerque, ambassador of the Falken brand, exclusively represented in Portugal by AB Tyres, achieved a spectacular victory at the Detroit Grand Prix on June 1st, a race part of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Starting from 4th position, the Portuguese driver quickly demonstrated extraordinary performance, rapidly climbing to 2nd place. His always-on-the-edge but calculated approach, combined with a penalty to the leading Porsche No. 6, provided the perfect opportunity to take the lead in the race.

"I moved up to second right away, then to first. I left the car in the lead. With the yellow flags, we dropped to second, but Ricky (Taylor, teammate) managed to reclaim the lead," Albuquerque reported.

At the end of the race, satisfaction and pride were clearly visible in the driver from Coimbra, who did not hesitate to praise his teammate's exceptional maneuver on the way to the final victory: "I am proud of my teammate. It's not easy to overtake on this track.”

The race, which featured over 100 minutes of driving across 75 grueling laps of the circuit, is the fifth round of the American IMSA endurance championship.

With the first win of the season secured, Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor are now preparing for the next IMSA round at Watkins Glen on June 23rd. Known for its fast curves and long straights, this track will be a new test of the skills and coordination of the Acura driver duo, who hope to repeat their brilliant performance achieved in Detroit.

Meanwhile, the driver from Coimbra, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2020, is preparing for his 11th participation in this iconic endurance race, scheduled for June 12-16.

Triumphant Victory for Falken Brand Ambassador Filipe Albuquerque