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  • Motorsport

Endurance or Formula racing – the champion is on Hankook race tyres

Premium tyre maker Hankook will once again be in action this weekend at the final events in two prestigious international racing series. The 24H Series powered by Hankook is in Mugello for the final round of its season. The closing 12-hour race at the circuit in Tuscany, Italy, is set to be a tense affair, with several teams still in with a good chance of clinching the title. Circuit Paul Ricard in France hosts the final round of the Formula Renault Eurocup, which Hankook has supported since 2019 with its high-end Ventus Race tyre. Local favourite and championship leader Victor Martins is well-placed to win the strong junior series in his home country.

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 12th November 2020 – With two 24-hour races, one 16-hour race and three 12-hour races, the 24H Series powered by Hankook is one of the biggest endurance series in the world. The Hankook 12H Mugello, the sixth and final round of the season, sees just short of 30 cars line up at the undulating, 5.245-kilometre circuit. The title race is wide open, with just a few points separating top teams PROsport Racing, Speed Lover, Herberth Motorsport and Avia Sorg Rennsport. The race will be held over two days. The first half of the race gets underway at 12:00 local time on Friday 13th November. The second part of the endurance race starts at 10:45 on Saturday.

In the Formula Renault Eurocup, championship leader Victor Martins goes into the final races of the season as the hot favourite to win the title. The Frenchman holds a 44-point lead and can wrap things up in Saturday’s race. The runner-up from 2019 has shown an impressive level of consistency, constantly picking up points, finishing on the podium on twelve occasions and winning seven of the 18 races so far. Only Brazil’s Caio Collet, who is already assured of at least second place, still has an outside chance of catching Martins. In contrast, the rookie competition is still very close, with Alex Quinn of Great Britain leading Spain’s David Vidales by just six points.

Hankook Tire manufactures globally innovative, award winning radial tyres of proven superior quality for passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs, RVs, trucks, and buses as well as motorsports (circuit racing/rallies).

Aspiring to bring consumers the utmost excellence in product quality, technological excellence and driving satisfaction, Hankook Tire continuously invests in research and development maintaining five R&D centres and eight production facilities around the world. Bespoke tyre solutions for the European markets as well as European Original Equipment according to the requirements of leading premium car manufacturers, are developed in the company’s regional Technical Centre in Hanover/Germany. Production for the European region is taking place in the state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Rácalmás/Hungary which was inaugurated in June 2007 and is continuously being expanded. Currently around 3,000 employees produce up to 19 million tyres a year for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks.

Hankook Tire’s European headquarters are located in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The manufacturer operates further branches in Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and Ukraine. Hankook products are sold directly through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide and are selling their products in over 180 countries. Internationally leading car manufacturers rely on tyres made by Hankook for their original equipment. Approximately 34 percent of the company's global sales are generated within the European and CIS-Region. Hankook Tire has been represented in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index World (DJSI World) since 2016.

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