Hankook named exclusive tire supplier for Lamborghini Super Trofeo championships

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A new technical partnership between Hankook and Lamborghini Squadra Corse will see the tire maker supply its high-grip medium compound race tire, the Hankook Ventus Race, for use in all three of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo race series during the 2023 season.

As the exclusive tire supplier, Hankook developed the completely new and bespoke Hankook Ventus Race tire for the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo2 racing car, ensuring its competitiveness during the international one-make series which takes place in Europe, North America and Asia.

In addition to supplying the tires, Hankook and its engineers and mechanics will also be at the race circuits to provide technical support and help to both drivers and teams in the series.

“Our newly developed Ventus Race tire, with its mono-compound, has been designed as a medium version in such a way that it is able to exploit its full potential in different temperatures on a wide range of tracks and surfaces,” commented Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook’s motorsport director Europe. “Our Hankook engineers and mechanics will be on hand to help and advise the drivers and teams on all four continents. I am looking forward to an exciting season and the final highlight in Vallelunga.”

“The partnership with Lamborghini Super Trofeo sees Hankook add a big name and three exciting series to its portfolio in international motorsport – another step that will further enhance our premium brand in 2023 and beyond,” said Sanghoon Lee, president, Hankook Tire Europe.

“We are excited to start this new collaboration together with a technical partner as experienced and valuable as Hankook,” added Giorgio Sanna, head of motorsport, Lamborghini. “I’m sure that the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Platform is the first step in our long-term journey and one which will bring us strong results for both parties.”

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