Super Taikyu Series 2022 Powered by Hankook starts its season
- Asia’s largest endurance race continues for seven rounds until November featuring various car models
- Opening match to take place at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan from March 19 to 20
- Hankook Tire as exclusive tire supplier and official sponsor since 2021 demonstrating its performance
Seoul, Korea, March 18, 2022 – Asia’s biggest endurance race, the Super Taikyu Series, begins its 2022 season with global leading tire company Hankook Tire as the exclusive tire supplier.
The Super Taikyu Series is Japan’s longest-running endurance racing series. It was launched in 1991 and now is the largest Endurance Grand Touring (GT) Series in Asia. The Series allows not only race cars but also production cars that are modified into racing cars to enter the race, adding extra enjoyment for spectators and fans. There are nine classes, featuring various models from global premium car brands such as Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche, Aston Martin, Toyota, and Nissan.
Its 2022 season starts with the opening match at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan from March 19 to 20. The season will be held in a total of seven rounds until November 27 in different circuits including Fuji Speedway, Sportsland SUGO, Autopolis, Mobility Resort MOTEGI and Okayama International Circuit.
Hankook Tire will supply race tires to approximately 60 participating cars. Hankook has been taking part as a title sponsor and an exclusive tire supplier since last season in which the Series marked its 30th anniversary. The official title "Super Taikyu Series 2022 Powered by Hankook" will also be used and showcased throughout every game in the season.
Ahead of the opening match, the first official test race was held at Fuji Speedway on February 23. Drivers complimented Hankook’s race tires for optimized driving performance including excellent durability and grip, further raising expectations for the upcoming nine-month championship.
“Like last year, we will provide support with best race tires and expertise of engineers so that all drivers can exhibit their performances at the Asia’s most renowned pro-am endurance race,” says Sooil Lee, President and CEO of Hankook Tire & Technology. “We are excited about not only proving our capabilities under the extreme driving condition but also delivering our passion for the challenging spirit as well as our commitment to taking the lead in the future of motorsports.”
Hankook Tire shows its dedication to nurturing global motorsports culture by sponsoring or supplying racing tires to over 70 global motorsports competitions or teams around the world. In addition, Hankook is designated as the official exclusive supplier and technology partner of the ABB FIA Formula E World Series, the world’s most prestigious electric vehicle racing competition, from the 2022/23 season when the Gen3 racing cars are introduced.