Season finale begins for Eneos Super Taikyu Series 2022 Powered by Hankook
- Seventh and final round of Asia’s biggest endurance race to take place on November 26-27 in Suzuka
- A five-hour race on the longest circuit awaits about 60 cars in 9 classes
- Hankook Tire continues as title sponsor and exclusive tire supplier of the series in the next year
Seoul, Korea, November 24, 2022 –The Eneos Super Taikyu Series Powered by Hankook is marking its end of the 2022 season on November 26 to 27. The seventh round of the championship will be held at Suzuka Circuit.
The Suzuka Circuit, located in Mie Prefecture, Japan, is hosting the five-hour race. Known as the longest permanent circuit in Asia, the 5.807km-long track is packed with 18 corners that challenge both the driver and the car. Excellent tire performance including durability and grip is required to achieve the best performance in endurance races, since it needs to withstand more laps over a longer period of time.
Hankook Tire joined the Super Taikyu Series as a title sponsor and exclusive tire supplier in 2021. It has proved to be one of the best premium tire brands with exceptional technology and quality over the year. All vehicles are fitted with Hankook tires throughout the race, while the official name “Eneos Super Taikyu Series 2022 Powered by Hankook” is used.
Hankook supplies two sets of its race tires to all participants, providing the best possible support and performance. The Ventus F200, a dry tire and a high-tech slick tire, offers optimal driving performance with excellent durability and grip. For wet surface use, the Ventus Z207 effectively prevents hydroplaning for enhanced steering stability and drainage performance.
Since its 1991 debut in Japan, the Super Taikyu Series has grown to become the largest Endurance Grand Touring (GT) Series in Asia. It is characterized by allowing modified production cars to enter the race along with race cars. There are nine classes, each with a selection of vehicles from global premium car makers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Porsche, McLaren, Aston Martin, Toyota, and Nissan.
The 2022 season began with the opening match at Suzuka Circuit, and toured various renowned race tracks in Japan including Fuji Speedway, Sportland SUGO, Autopolis, Mobility Resort MOTEGI, and Okayama International Circuit. The seventh and final round takes place at the Suzuka Circuit to mark the end of a grand season.
Hankook Tire will continue to be part of the series as title sponsor and exclusive tire supplier in the following season.
“In this season, we were able to prove our capabilities, and gather extensive, invaluable data on racing tire technology”, says Sooil Lee, President and CEO of Hankook Tire & Technology. “We intend to utilize these information to further innovate our world-class racing tires and take the lead in the future of motorsports.”
Hankook Tire supplies racing tires and sponsors more than 70 motorsports competitions and participating teams around the world as part of its commitment to fostering motorsports culture. As part, Hankook was named the official exclusive supplier and technology partner of the ABB FIA Formula E World Series, the world’s most prestigious electric vehicle racing championship, beginning with the 2022/23 season when the Gen3 racing cars will be unveiled.
Eneos Super Taikyu 2022 Powered by Hankook Calendar (local time)
|Official Test 1||February 23 (Wed)||Fuji International Speedway|
|Round 1||March 19 (Sat) to 20 (Sun)||Suzuka Circuit|
|Official Test 2||May 10 (Tue)||Fuji International Speedway|
|Round 2||June 3 (Fri) -5 (Sun)||Fuji International Speedway|
|Round 3||July 9 (Sat) -July 10 (Sun)||Sportsland SUGO|
|Round 4||July 30 (Sat) -July 31 (Sun)||AUTOPOLIS|
|Round 5||September 3 (Sat) - 4 (Sun)||Mobility Resort Motegi|
|Round 6||October 15 (Sat) -16 (Sun)||Okayama International Circuit|
|Round 7||November 26 (Sat) -27 (Sun)||Suzuka Circuit|