Hankook Tire presents Radical World Finals in Las Vegas
- Inaugural World Finals event held between November 9-13 as part of the five-day racing festival
- First event to use the complete 3.24-mile configuration of Spring Mountain’s new premiere road course, Charleston Peak
- Over 40 drivers raced on Hankook Tire’s premier Ventus F200 and Ventus Z205 motorsport products
Tennessee, U.S., November 15, 2022 - Global leading tire company Hankook Tire participated in Radical Motorsports’ inaugural World Finals event as the presenting partner to continue its motorsports momentums. The five-day festival crowned three World Champions as part of the exciting continuation of Hankook and Radical’s partnership, first established in 2018. The event was held from November 9 to 13, at the Charleston Peak circuit at the Spring Mountain Motor Resort outside of Las Vegas.
Hankook Tire supported the event by providing technical expertise and tire fitment service to more than 40 radical drivers from around the globe who participated in the race. As a premium motorsport circuit and slick tire, Hankook Ventus F200 provided exceptional handling stability and durability with maximized grip with the upgraded racing compound. For Radical SR1 drivers, Ventus Z205 ensured excellent handling performance on all road conditions and both dry and damp surfaces allowing drivers to maximize the performance of their vehicle.
“High-end motorsports such as the Radical series are known around the world for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible behind the wheel of the car,” said Youngsoo Kim, Vice President of Motorsports & Motor Culture Department at Hankook Tire & Technology. “It is through this pursuit we are able to test and develop new performance compounds that make a winning difference on the track and the technology found in their consumer counterparts on the road.”
The Radical World Finals presented by Hankook took place as the first event to use the full 3.24-mile configuration of Spring Mountain’s new premiere road course, Charleston Peak, offering a new challenge and level playing field to all competitors. As for the competitive field, a host of Radical champions – past and present– drove wheel-to-wheel alongside all Radical drivers. A number of rental race vehicles were also available, extending the invitation to drivers of all marques and series to test themselves against the best Radical racers in the world.
“Since it commenced in 2018, our partnership with Hankook has been instrumental in developing the 14 international Radical race series now operating”, said Radical Motorsport’s Motorsport Director, Tom Drewer. “Therefore, it’s only fitting that the tire we’ve relied upon to become one of only four manufacturers to have single make series across multiple continents be the choice of the Radical World Finals.”
In addition to the world-class entertainment options found at the Las Vegas Strip, the official opening reception and gala awards dinner was held at the nearby state-of-the-art Spring Mountain Motor Club. The accompanying road course, Charleston Peak, offered fierce competition across competition three classes, featuring Radical’s SR3 1340, SR3 1500 and SR10 models.
Hankook Tire supplies racing tires to over 70 global motorsports competitions or teams, demonstrating the company’s dedication to nurturing global motorsports culture. Hankook was also selected as the exclusive supplier and technical partner to the 2H Series as well as the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship from the 2022/23 season when the Gen3 racing cars are introduced to the world’s most prestigious electric vehicle racing competition.