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Date 14/06/2010 Hits76,810

Category Motorsports

Rising up to center of attention in the world’s racing circuit! Hankook Tire, achieves 2nd place

Hankook’s Racing Team Achieved Phenomenal
2nd Place at the 24-Hours Race of Le Mans
 
 
- Hankook-Farnbacher Racing Team takes 2nd place in GT2 class at the Le Mans Series
- Hankook Tire promoted its advanced technology and commitment to motorsports by
  achieving excellent results in one of the world’s top 24-hour endurance races
 
The Hankook-Farnbacher Racing Team on June 13th achieved second place in the GT2 class at the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the world’s most prestigious 24 hour endurance races held at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France
 
Drivers Dominik Farnbacher of Germany, Allan Simonsen of Denmark and Lehman Keen of the United States with the Ferrari F430 GTC participated for the second consecutive time and once again made a splendid achievement after it won a second place overall at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring in Germany last month.
 
“We are pleased to promote Hankook Tire’s R&D prowess and advanced technologies by receiving such great performance results from top-class motorsports games in just two years after our first entry into the game,” said Se Heon Kim, Vice President of Hankook Tire’s Brand Dept. “We will continue to invest in motorsports and pull in efforts for technology innovation to develop tires that meet the demand of motorsports fans and as well as our 60 billon customers worldwide,” Kim added.
 
The Hankook-Farnbacher Ferrari F430 GTC was equipped with Hankook Ventus F200 slicks. The team chose from various tread compounds designed for each axle positions and specially aligned to the track conditions on the circuit. To maximize the car’s balance with the tire performance, the front tires were of a softer compound to the rear tires. Tire partner Hankook Tire provided the team with about 400 tires at the track.
 
For recent years, Hankook Tire has been expanding its investment in motorsports and has actively taken a part in renowned motorsports events. Recently, Hankook-KTR Team accomplished the pole-to-one with the Porsche GT3 RSR model at Japan’s Super GT and sponsored Germany’s VLN series in 2009. Last March, the Hankook Tire sponsored racing team, Sierra Sierra, beat the new track record at the first Redline Time Attack. The Hankook-Farnbacher Team took second place in the overall rankings in the Nurburgring 24-hour race, in the “green hell,” in mid-May.


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