Korean tyre manufacturer Hankook has been named as the official tyre supplier for the Formula 3 (F3) Euro Series.
The firm has signed a deal to supply its Ventus racing tyres to the F3 Euro Series from this year, following on from its agreement to become exclusive tyre partner for the international touring-car series DTM in 2011.
Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook's European motorsport boss, was delighted that the firm has been chosen to provide compounds to "the most important junior series in European motorsport".
"Supporting young talent in motorsport is very important to Hankook, and we are excited to provide the young talent in the Formula 3 Euro Series with our successful Ventus race tyres," he said.
"We look forward to our first joint season and wish all the teams and drivers the best of luck."
Drivers taking part in the F3 Euro Series have already had an opportunity to test the Ventus tyres during the pre-season tests in Spain last month.
Posted by Danielle Barge