Hankook Tyres set to supply two Italian tour championships

3rd February 2012

Hankook Tyres is set to serve as the exclusive supplier at the Superstars International Series touring car championship and the GTSprint International Series grand touring championship.

The announcement was made earlier today (February 3rd) with Hankook tyres set to be supplied from the start of the upcoming 2012 season as part of a new long-term partnership.

Under the plans, Ventus F200 slick and Z207 rain tyres will be supplied to both championships in a deal that represents a major boost to the Hankook brand.

The compound manufacturer first began its involvement with this racing class back in 2011, after supplying tyres to the DTM touring car championship where it became the exclusive supplier of Audi and Mercedes.

This latest news see the firm strengthen its involvement with international racing.

Hankook Tyre Europe motor racing director Manfred Sandbichler welcome the change as the next step in the firm’s progression.

"The weight of these fast cars combined with very powerful V8 engines is particularly challenging for the tyres," he said.

"Our long years of involvement in different European racing series have proved that our racing tyres are more than able to cope with these loads, and we are greatly looking forward to our first joint racing season with the FG Group."

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