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  • Motorsport

NXT Gen Cup lines up with Hankook in its second season

  • Twelve races across four events in 2024
  • Thrilling races on the DTM support programme
NXT Gen Cup lines up with Hankook in its second season

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 4th July 2024 – The fully-electric NXT Gen Cup and Hankook are back for another season together: 12 races on the support programme for  the DTM, await fans in 2024. The one-make cup is equipped with Hankook tyres. The dynamic driving properties of the premium tyre allow the young drivers to push the “LRT NXT1”, based on the Mini John Cooper Works GP, to the limit without any issues, as they battle it out for points and trophies. Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Director Motorsport: “We are delighted to support the next generation of motorsport stars with our product for the second year in a row. With the NXT Gen Cup, we are supplying another innovative and fully-electric racing series with our Hankook tyres, as well as Formula E, which provide the drivers in this exciting series with plenty of grip and a high level of consistency in all 12 races. We are happy to be working with the NXT Gen Cup again this season, as together we are driving the development of e-mobility.”

Diverse calendar with four events in Germany

The NXT Gen Cup kicks off the new season alongside the DTM at the Norisring from 5th to 7th July. The drivers will tackle four races at the street circuit known as the Franconian Monaco. The narrow and winding track in Nuremberg is a highlight of the DTM calendar and the perfect venue for the thrilling races in the electric one-make cup. Next up, from 16th to 18th August, is the legendary Nürburgring, where spectators witnessed spectacular battles between the fully-electric race cars last year. The Sachsenring, roughly 100 kilometres from Dresden, hosts the second double-header of the season from 6th to 8th September. The series reaches its conclusion together with the DTM at the Hockenheimring from 18th to 20th October, when the champion will be crowned after twelve thrilling races.

NXT Gen Cup calendar:

5th to 7th July, Norisring

16th to 18th August, Nürburgring

6th to 8th September, Sachsenring

18th to 20th October, Hockenheim

 

Photo credit: Martin Öberg (header & _02); Sebastian Jansson (_01); Martin Palm (_03)

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/street circuits/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.

Hankook Tire’s European headquarters are located in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The manufacturer operates further branches in several European countries and sells its products through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide and sells products in over 160 countries. The company has been the technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Generation 3 for the FIA ABB Formula E World Championship since 2023. Internationally leading car manufacturers rely on tyres made by Hankook for their original equipment. Approximately 38 percent of the company's global sales are generated within the European region.

For more information please visit www.hankooktire-mediacenter.com or www.hankooktire.com

Hankook Tire Europe GmbH | Marketing Communications Europe | Siemensstr. 14, 63263 Neu-Isenburg | Germany

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Sabine Riedel

PR Manager Marketing Communications

 +49 (0) 6102 8149-178

Lisa Schmid

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Alexander Nevinny-Stickel

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Zoë Baldwin

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Natasha Ramos Smyth

Marketing Executive
Hankook Tyre UK Ltd

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