Hankook tyres is set to exclusively supply compounds for the Swedish TTA Racing Elite League touring car championship, it has been announced.
Under the plans, Hankook will supply its Ventus F200 slick and Z207 racing tyres for the upcoming season's eight stages.
Drivers in the TTA may have already gained some practice time on Hankook tyres, after the TTA prototype car was fitted with the compounds during pre-season testing.
Hankook vice-president Hee-Se-Ahn welcomed the new deal as a "significant next step" for the firm's engagement in European motorsport and the first exclusive deal signed by the firm.
"The TTA’s approach to motorsport of constant refinement of their cars with innovative materials and designs is the type of racing that perfectly matches our company motto 'Driving Emotion'," he said.
TTA representative and driver for Flash Engineering Jan 'Flash; 'Nilsson welcomed the deal, praising Hankook tyres for the high level of grip its compounds offered racers in the competition.
The agreement comes a year after Hankook agreed to supply new tyres for use in the DTM racing series.