Nick Tandy will rejoin Team Falken Tire for next weekend’s Petit Le Mans, the team confirmed Wednesday. The Porsche factory driver will join fellow works driver Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers in the No. 17 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.
The 28-year-old Englishman was part of the team’s lineup at the Twelve Hours of Sebring, where the Derrick Walker-led squad scored a season-high third place finish in the GT class.
“I’m really looking forward to coming back to the American Le Mans Series, back to Falken and also back to Road Atlanta,” Tandy said. “After the team’s great performance and result at Sebring when I last competed with Falken I’m hoping for more success and will be pushing flat out to achieve this.”
Tandy will be at the wheel of a different Porsche this time, as its 2012-spec 911 GT3 RSR was destroyed in a start line accident at Baltimore. The team has used its 2010-spec narrowbody RSR since, which has received waivers to run select updated aero.
Another change for the final ALMS round will be the car’s livery, as the iconic Falken Tire colors will be replaced by a camouflage grey paint scheme, the winning design from a worldwide livery competition hosted by Forza Motorsport.
More than 200 designs were submitted, then narrowed down to six finalists which were posted on Falken’s Facebook page, where fan voting determined the winner. The winning livery was designed by Kevin Neuville of Belgium.