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The Hankook 6H Abu Dhabi starts on Saturday as a single event within the 24H Series powered by Hankook
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The Hankook 6H Abu Dhabi starts on Saturday as a single event within the 24H Series powered by Hankook

Following last weekend’s season-opener in Dubai, the 24h Series powered by Hankook continues in the desert. Next on the calendar is the Hankook 6H Abu Dhabi on Saturday 23rd January. The race does not count towards the championship in the prestigious endurance series, but is instead held as a single event. The cars, in what is a strong field, line up in the GT, TG and 991 classes. Title sponsor Hankook supplies all cars with the high-end Ventus Race tyre.

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 21.01.2021 – The 5.554-kilometre Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi is an anti-clockwise racetrack, consisting of high-speed passages and some tight, winding sections. The Formula 1 track has 20 corners and the drivers hit top speed on the 1.14-kilometre straight. Thomas Baltes, Hankook race engineer: “It is a challenging circuit, at which the car has to be set up for maximum acceleration out of the corners, some of which are very tight. As in Dubai, the sand on the track is a key factor in Abu Dhabi. The fact that the cars skid more puts the running surface of the Hankook race tyre under more strain. However, this will not affect the high performance of the Ventus Race.”

Audi, BMW, Cupra, Ginetta, Honda, Lamborghini, McLaren and Porsche race cars will contest qualifying at 08:30 local time (05:30 CET) on Saturday. The Hankook 6H Abu Dhabi gets underway at 12:00 (09:00 CET). Thomas Baltes: “As the race ends at 18:00, the cold temperatures in the night are not an issue as far as tyre management is concerned. Nor should the drivers have any problem as dusk descends, as the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi is fully floodlit.”

 

Picture: Petr Fryba / 24H SERIES

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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