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Date 09/06/2010 Hits79,891

Category Motorsports

The ultimate challenge of 24 hours of continuous driving! Hankook Tire, participates in the 2010 24

The ultimate challenge of 24 hours of continuous driving!
Hankook Tire, participates in the 2010 24 hours of Le Mans
 
- Hankook Tire’s team Farnbacher racing for 2 consecutive years at the 2010
  24 ours of Le Mans
- As the world’s 7th largest tire manufacturer, Hankook Tire is strengthening its
  status through this international motor-sport event
 
Hankook Tire, the world’s seventh largest tire company, has announced its entering of the 2010 24 hours of Le Mans for the second consecutive year from 2009 on Thursday the June 10th.
 
In this race, Hankook Farnbacher Racing Team is lead by 3 drivers, Dominik Farnbacher, Allan Simonsen, and Lehman McGarth Keen III. The team will race in Ferrari F430 GT equipped with Hankook Tires Ventus F200, and in case of rain team will switch off to Ventus Z207 the ultimate rain tire.
 
Team Farnbacher who has worked side by side with Hankook Tire for many seasons have finished number 1 in 2005 24 hours of Daytona, 3rd in 2008 24 hours of Le Mans, finished strong as second runner-up in 2009 Europe Le Man series, and they also accomplished to complete the race as a first runner-up in 24 hours of Nurburgring, where 250 automobiles competed past May. With the trend of being successful in recent races, Team Farnbacher expects to achieve great triumph.
 
The 2010 24 hours of Le Mans celebrates its 78th anniversary as the race first began in 1923. The race is held every June in central France at the Le Mans Sarthe Circuit and is the most influential race in the world amongst Belgium’s SPA 24 and Germany’s 24 hours of Nurburgring. The winner of this race is determined by the team (3 racers per team driving in shifts for 24 consecutive hours) who finishes the most lapses in a 12.629km circuit.
 
Kim Se Heon, director in charge of brand in Hankook Tire was quoted, “Hankook Tire consistently participated in numerous international motor sport events, and through experience Hankook Tire achieved increase in brand recognition, loyalty and technical enhancement.” He also mentioned, “ 2010 24 hours of Le Mans will be a great opportunity for Hankook Tire to increase brand awareness to the general public and the car enthusiast. This will be a great way for the end users to verify Hankook Tire’s high technology.”
 
*Endurance Race
Endurance race is a race where drivers compete against one another by driving in a circular circuit within given time limit. Durability of car and the tire determines the winner of this race.
 
*Farnbacher Racing Team
Farnbacher Racing Team was first formed in Lichtenau, Germany 1992. They first participated in Porsche Carrera Trophy race in the beginning and from 1995; the team thrived in German Porsche Carrera Cup and Porsche Michelin Super Cup. Farnbacher Racing Team has a “One unit, one team,” as their team motto and they have proved to be a major powerhouse in both championship cups. Farnbacher Racing Team is consisted of three drivers, Dominik Farnbacher, Allan Simonsen, and Lehman McGrath Keane III, and they race in a Ferrari F136, 8 cylinder 3,997cc.


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