TRD Cross Country Team & Falken Wildpeak M/T Tyres back for another go at this year’s Asia Cross Country Rally

Since it was first held in 1996, the FIA sanctioned Asia Cross Country Rally has quickly grown to become the preeminent cross country rally event in Asia. Taking participants through six days and over 2000 kilometers of the harshest most challenging routes – mountainous region, seemingly impregnable paths and landscapes, the AXCR demands the very best of not only the crew but even more so of the offroad racers and their preferred performance upgrades and aftermarket mods, especially their tyres.

For the Falken Team TRD Cross Country Asia and their Falken Wildpeak MT 01 equipped Toyota Hilux Revo, they have already had their names engraved upon the highly distinguished list of podium finishers following their brilliant second place finish in last year's ACCR, which featured a relatively similar six day rally program the total distance of 2000km ran in six stages. For the Team inasmuch as their experiences and equipments are concerned, they have attributed their success in no small part to the incredible all terrain capability of the Falken Wildpeak MT01.

The Falken Wildpeak MT01 has become synonym with numerous benefits and advantages that characterizes the very best offroad competition tyres in the market. Among others it gives maximum traction performance as well as proven off-road performance and durability; and furthermore the MT01's extremely tough 3-ply construction and aggressive thread design, provides all the crucial grip even the most demanding offroad racers can appreciate enabling you to handle even the harshest  conditions with confidence.

What's more the presence of STM CEO Mr. Cham Soon Kian, General Manager of Stamford Tires Distributor Thailand Mr. Kasem Buretjittinun, his Marketing team, along with the presence of Sumitomo Rubber Thailand top management team namely The President Mr. Masaharu Ono, Director Mr. Takahiko Shiomi and Mr. Tomohiro Senna – General Manager had gone some ways to spur the team on.

Sure enough Team TRD Cross Country Asia returns with the same proven Falken MT01 tyre package for not one but two TRD Hilux Revo to tackle the ACCR this year, undoubtedly aiming to go one better than being second last year. As it turned out the team did record another good showing even though it wasn't as what the Team had hoped for. When the curtain came down on August 18, the TRD Asia Hilux Revo #102 repeated their 2016 result to take another runners-up spot while Team TRD #119 which sports the famous green and blue Falken color scheme followed its sister car home to grab the final podium position finishing an excellent third place.

Ultimately the brilliant run by the Falken Wildpeak MT01 shod Hilux Revo of Team TRD Cross Country Asia demonstrate the wide ranging capability of Falken tyres and attests to the growing stature of the Falken brand in the global tyre market.