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Hankook is exclusive tyre partner of Lamborghini Super Trofeo

  • Hankook and Lamborghini Squadra Corse enter into multi-year partnership
  • New Ventus Race tyre developed specifically for Super Trofeo
  • One-make cup contested in three series on four continents
Hankook is exclusive tyre partner of Lamborghini Super Trofeo

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 17 January 2023 – Hankook and Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini Squadra Corse have joined forces. As of the 2023 season, the premium tyre maker is now official technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of Lamborghini Super Trofeo. The renowned international one-make cup comprises three series, held on four continents. In order to master the different requirements, Hankook has developed a new, high-performance race tyre. The Ventus Race is specifically tailored to the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo2 racing car and, with its medium compound, provides a high level of grip and maximum consistency in all conditions and at all racetracks. The brand-new tyre will be used in Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe, North America and Asia. Hankook will also provide technical support at the racetracks, while Hankook engineers and mechanics will be on site to assist the drivers and teams.

“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 of Hankook Tire Europe.

The oldest Lamborghini championship is Super Trofeo Europe, which this year visits such prestigious circuits as Imola, Valencia, Spa-Francorchamps and the Nürburgring. The schedule for Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America also includes some big-name venues. Racetracks like Watkins Glen and Indianapolis are enough to set the pulse of any motorsport fan racing. Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia also returns after a three-year break, with the calendar featuring six race weekends, including in Fuji, Shanghai and The Bend Motorsport Park in Australia.

The Grand Final will take place in Vallelunga for the third time on 18th and 19th November. All the Super Trofeo competitors will gather at this showdown, roughly 30 kilometres from Rome, where they will line up in two 50-minute sprints to determine the overall winner for 2023. The Lamborghini Grand Final is not only the sporting highlight of Super Trofeo, but also a festival that has attracted spectators and fans from all over the world in recent years.

Hankook Motorsport Director Europe, Manfred Sandbichler: “We are proud to be a partner of this high-class international racing series as Lamborghini celebrates its 60th anniversary, and are keen to expand this cooperation over the coming years. Our newly developed Ventus Race tyre, 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. 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.”

Giorgio Sanna, Head of Lamborghini Motorsport: “We are excited to start this new collaboration together with a technical partner as experienced and valuable as Hankook. 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.”

 

Image caption: Sanghoon Lee, President of Hankook Tire Europe and Giorgio Sanna, Head of Motorsport Lamborghini.

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 (circuit- en straatracen/rally's).

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. De fabrikant heeft meerdere vestigingen in verschillende Europese landen en verkoopt haar producten op andere lokale markten via regionale distributeurs. Wereldwijd biedt Hankook werk aan ongeveer 20.000 mensen en levert haar producten in meer dan 160 landen. Het bedrijf is geselecteerd als de technische partner en exclusieve bandenleverancier van Generatie 3 voor het FIA ABB Formule E Wereldkampioenschap, dat start in 2023. 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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