december 19, 2018 - Hankook

Hankook Tire and Renault Sport Racing sign a partnership for the Formula Eurocup

Starting in 2019, tyre maker #hankook will be entering a long-term #partnership with #Renault Sport #racing for the “Formula #Renault Eurocup” #racing series. As the exclusive tyre partner, #hankook will be equipping all the starters at the European #racing circuits with its Ventus Race (F200 Slick/ Z217 Rain). During the season, the rookies of the series will also have the chance to win sets of #racing tyres from #hankook as well as the newly created “Hankook Trophy”.

Premium tyre maker #hankook and #Renault Sport #racing will get off to a flying start in 2019 at the French Circuit Paul Ricard in the Formula #Renault Eurocup. Together with the presentation of the new #Renault Sport #racing formula vehicle, #hankook Tire will become the exclusive tyre partner for the Formula #Renault Eurocup. Thanks to this signed and sealed #partnership, the tyre maker will be represented in the #racing series at prestigious #racing tracks throughout Europe. These include Silverstone, Monza, Hockenheim and Monaco. Ten different teams compete against each other in these races. Each race lasts 30 minutes and at the end of the season, the best three drivers and the teams with the highest number of points will receive prizes.

In addition, the young drivers will be driving for the “Top Rookie” title. This season all rookie drivers will be competing for the #hankook Trophy 2019. Newcomers to the #racing scene can prove their skills on the #racing track at these events andthere are #hankook #racing tyres to be wonin every race.

Motorsport Director Manfred Sandbichler confirms, “We are looking forward to a long-term co-operation with #Renault Sport #racing. This collaboration is a further highlight in Hankook’s European motorsport commitment.As of 2019, #hankook will be part of the Formula #Renault, and we are proud to partner with a carmaker that shares the same philosophy of promoting aspiring motorsport talents. "

Benoît Nogier, #racing Director at #Renault Sport #racing also comments, We are delighted to sign this #partnership with #hankook. #Renault Sport #racing and #hankook Tire share common goals in the detection and promotion of talented young race car drivers in an affordable environment. The Formula #Renault Eurocup embodies this philosophy and we are looking forward to benefitting from the extremely versatile know-how developed by #hankook at all levels just when our new car will be introduced. In addition to their varied experience and diversity in the feeder series and international championships, our joint initiatives will make it even easier for young talents to use the Formula #Renault as a gateway to the elite, which is fully in line with our mission.

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