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DTM Trophy enters the second half of the season with Hankook
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DTM Trophy enters the second half of the season with Hankook

  • Premium tyre maker reaches halfway point of season in junior GT series at the Nürburgring
  • Colin Caresani leads former champion Tim Heinemann by just one point
  • Hankook has been exclusive tyre partner of the DTM Trophy since it was launched in 2020

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 25.08.2022 – Premium tyre maker Hankook and the DTM Trophy reach the halfway point of the season this weekend (26th to 28th August) at the Nürburgring. After the seventh of 14 races on Saturday, race eight in the Eifel Mountains on Sunday marks the start of the second half of the season. Hankook has been exclusive tyre partner of the junior GT series since 2020, supporting the promising careers of the young drivers with its tried-and-tested high-end race tyre. Ben Green is evidence of this successful support: the 2021 DTM Trophy champion is enjoying great success in the ADAC GT Masters this season.

The battle to lead the DTM Trophy at the halfway point is still wide open. Leader Colin Caresani from the Netherlands is in prime position in the BMW M4 GT4, along with Tim Heinemann, who trails him by just one point in a Toyota GR Supra. However, 17-year-old Theo Oeverhaus is also well placed to mount an assault on the top of the table in his BMW M4 GT4.

The talent factory, which also includes a female driver in Sophie Hofmann, moves from the Nürburgring to another iconic circuit in Spa-Francorchamps. The Red Bull Ring in Austria hosts the penultimate round of the DTM Trophy, before the 20 young drivers head to the Hockenheimring to contest the season finale on Hankook race tyres.

Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Motorsport Director Europe: “The DTM Trophy has developed consistently since it was launched in 2020 and is now one of the strongest GT series for juniors. The professional environment, strong teams and top manufacturers, along with the highly-talented drivers, have ensured that fans have enjoyed exciting motorsport at every race weekend. Hankook has supported this development as exclusive tyre partner from the word go, and will continue to be a strong and reliable partner with the high-end Ventus Race tyre.”

Hankook produceert wereldwijd innovatieve, prijswinnende high performance radiaalbanden voor het premium segment voor auto's, SUV's, terreinwagens, lichte vrachtwagens, vrachtwagens en bussen evenals voor de autosport (racecircuit/ rally).

Hankook investeert voortdurend in onderzoek en ontwikkeling om haar klanten steeds de hoogste kwaliteit in combinatie met uitstekende technologie te bieden. In vijf ontwikkelingscentra en acht grote fabrieken wereldwijd ontwikkelt en produceert Hankook bandoplossingen, die specifiek zijn afgestemd op de wensen en eisen van de regionale markten. In Europa vindt de bandontwikkeling voor de lokale markten en eerste montage plaats in overeenstemming met de toonaangevende Europese autofabrikanten in het regionale technisch centrum in Hannover/Duitsland. De banden worden onder andere geproduceerd in de ultramoderne Europese fabriek in Rácalmás/ Hongarije, die in 2007 werd ingewijd en voortdurend uitgebreid wordt. Momenteel produceren ongeveer 3.000 medewerkers tot 19 miljoen banden per jaar voor personenauto's, SUV's en lichte vrachtwagens.

Het Europese hoofdkwartier van de bandenfabrikant is gevestigd in Neu-Isenburg, Duitsland in de buurt van Frankfurt am Main. In Europa heeft Hankook kantoren in Frankrijk, Hongarije, Italië, Nederland, Oekraïne, Oostenrijk, Polen, Rusland, Servië, Spanje, Tsjechië, Turkije, Verenigd Koninkrijk en Zweden. Hankook banden worden rechtstreeks via regionale distributeurs in andere Europese landen verkocht. Wereldwijd biedt Hankook werk aan ongeveer 20.000 mensen en levert haar producten in meer dan 180 landen. Toonaangevende autofabrikanten vertrouwen bij de eerste montage op banden van Hankook. Ongeveer 34 procent van de wereldwijde omzet van de onderneming is afkomstig uit Europa en het Gemenebest van Onafhankelijke Staten. Hankook Tire is sinds 2016 opgenomen in de Dow Jones Sustainability Index World (DJSI World).

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