Hankook celebrates a successful year in motorsport

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Hankook has been the exclusive tire partner of the DTM racing championship since 2011 and this month is looking back on an extremely successful 2018 season in arguably the most popular international touring car series.

“The partnership with Hankook was very successful this season. We witnessed some exciting races and the tires were consistent. We are looking forward to next season,” said Jens Marquardt, director of BMW Motorsport.

The Hankook Best Pit Stop Award is of great importance to teams. Since its DTM debut eight years ago, the tire manufacturer has been presenting this award to recognize the important work carried out by crews in the pit lane. The team with the most points obtained by completing the fastest tire changes over the course of the season, is awarded with a trophy.

Hankook Tire Europe president Han-Jun Kim, said of the season finale, “Motorsport is at home in many of Hankook’s core markets, particularly in Europe, and it is an important part of our brand’s DNA. As such, we are always looking for new ways to develop fascinating series and formats in Europe with our high-end products.”

The tire maker also supports the FIA F4 Spain, SMP F4 NEZ, F4 British Championships certified by the FIA, and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

Hankook also recently entered a new partnership with British automobile manufacturer Radical. The OEM’s cars will be equipped with Hankook Ventus road tires, as well as the dry (F200) and wet (Z217) variants of the Ventus Race, which have been used successfully in Radical racing series’ around the world.

This includes the North American Masters, European Masters, and the cup series in the Middle East, Canada, Australia and Scandinavia.

Finally, Hankook is once again title sponsor and tire supplier to the 24H GT and Proto Series, too, and exclusive supplier to the Rundstrecken-Challenge Nürburgring (RCN).

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