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Date 11/22/2006 Hits78,895

Category Motorsports

Hankook’s successful involvement in motor sport

Hankook’s successful involvement in motor sport

In 2006 interesting series of races were sponsored once again

Neu-Isenburg - November 2006. In the 2006 season Hankook Tire strengthened once again its commitment to the world of motor sport. For example Hankook, in its capacity as an exclusive tyre sponsor, equipped the vehicles participating in the Recaro Formula-3-Cups. The company was also active again in the long-distance field and supported some of the teams participating in the BF Goodrich long-distance championship or in the 24hr-race on the Nürburgring.

The subject of rallies also played an important role. The activities in connection with the Suzuki Rally Cup were intensified and the new technology and service partnership with “Wallenwein Rallye Sport” bore the desired fruits.

For the second consecutive year already the teams participating in the Recaro Formula-3-Cup were underway with slicks or rain-weather racing tyres provided by Hankook.
Especially during the so-called Oval-Rennen (Oval Race) on the “EuroSpeedway Lausitz” everything was demanded from these. But the Hankook tyres always delivered a perfect performance on other racetracks. They stood out by virtue of their high degree of stability under extreme conditions. Whether under temperatures of more than 30 degrees or in cool rain weather, Hankook constantly supplied the teams with the suitable tyres.

A further highlight of this season was the victory in its own class of the Team Dieselspeed supported by Hankook at the 24hr-race on the Nürburgring. The Hankook 335d GTR-BMW occupied first place in the highly competitive diesel class S2, also thanks to the good performance of the Hankook-Slick Ventus F200.

The professional and at the same time good value Suzuki Rally Cup enables both young up-and-coming talents and experienced pilots to participate in an interesting rally series.
Hankook provided all participants with an optimal choice of tyres, from the high-performance sports tyre Ventus Z211 to the tried and tested winter specialist Icebear W300. In addition there was the possibility of winning a Hankook-WP best-time bonus at each of the eight races.

Also in the starting line-up of the Suzuki Rally Cup was the team from Wallenwein Rallye Sport. Hankook and the motor sport enthusiasts of the family Wallenwein have been technology and service partners since the beginning of 2006. In the German Rally-Series (DRS) Wallenwein Rallye Sport drove for the first time a Skoda WRC with Hankook rally tyres and reached second place in the Oberland Rally and third place in the Erzgebirge Rally.
In the Mitropa Rally Cup Wallenwein, with Hankook, currently occupies second place, after the victory at the Hella Saturnus Rally had been won in the relevant class.

All activities in the world of motor sport supply important data for tyre research. During the races the Hankook technicians collect valuable data concerning the characteristics of certain materials and mixed components,


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