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DTM Trophy kicks off the 2022 season on Hankook tyres at the Lausitzring
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DTM Trophy kicks off the 2022 season on Hankook tyres at the Lausitzring

  • The premium tyre maker has been exclusive tyre partner since the series made its debut in 2020
  • Seven rounds and 14 races await 20 drivers from eleven countries
  • Sophie Hofmann from Waldenburg is the only woman in the field

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 19.05.2022 – The 2022 DTM Trophy gets underway this weekend at the Lausitzring. This year’s talent factory, which Hankook has supplied with the high-end Ventus Race tyre since its inaugural season in 2020, features seven rounds. This is a continuation of the premium tyre maker’s consistent commitment to youth development – something that plays a major role in the company’s overall involvement in motorsport.

20 production-based GT sports cars will line up at the opening round of the 2022 DTM Trophy in Lower Lusatia (20th to 22nd May). Drivers from eleven countries will be at the wheel of cars from big-name manufacturers, including Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche and Toyota. Sophie Hofmann from Waldenburg is the only woman in the field. The 23-year-old made her DTM Trophy debut last year.

After the season-opener at the Lausitzring, the young drivers travel to such prestigious racetracks as Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari Imola, the legendary Nürburgring, and the Ardennes rollercoaster at Spa-Francorchamps. Each event features two races. The finale takes place from 7th to 9th October in Hockenheim. Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Motorsport Director Europe: “The DTM Trophy is a high-class GT4 series with some very promising and talented youngsters. The young drivers are at the wheel of cars from renowned manufacturers and all benefit from the high potential of Hankook’s Ventus Race tyre. As Hankook also supports the W Series, the world’s only all-female single-seater series, I am particularly pleased to see Sophie Hofmann line up in the DTM Trophy again, having also done so in 2021. I would like to wish all the competitors a successful season, with high-class motorsport at iconic racetracks.”


2022 DTM Trophy calendar

20th – 22nd May              Lausitzring

17th – 19th June              Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari Imola

1st – 3rd July                    Norisring

26th – 28th August           Nürburgring

9th – 11th September      Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

23rd – 25th September    Red Bull Ring

7th – 9th October             Hockenheimring

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  160 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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