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Hankook celebrates Renault Eurocup 2020 season kickoff
Motorsport fans around the world are excited to finally see races again – even though it might not be close by at the racetrack. One of them is the Formula Renault Eurocup, renowned as training ground for future champions. Since 2019 Hankook accompanies young drivers on their way up in the motorsports world together with Renault Sport Racings as tire supplier of choice. With the opening ceremony at Monza, Italy on July 9th the first of ten spectacular racing events in seven countries worldwide finally kicks off.
Seoul, Korea, July 8, 2020 – For the second year, Hankook Tire will be the exclusive tire supplier for the Formula Renault Eurocup, with the 2020 season starting on July 9th (CET) in Monza, Italy.
The Formula Renault Eurocup, which has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrates its 50th season this year. After the season opening in Monza the ten competing teams of this championship will try to get the best out of their Hankook tires in order to score maximum points at nine more glorious racing weekends in Italy, Germany, France, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, and Abu Dhabi. The season-finale is scheduled for the end of November.
Featuring prestigious racing tracks throughout the world all vehicles of the series will be fitted with Hankook’s high-performing racing tires, Ventus F200 and Ventus Z217. Ventus F200 is a dry surface slick racing tire with excellent grip, handling performance, and durability, while Ventus Z217 is a highly stable wet surface racing tire. The tires supplied to Formula Renault were newly developed in 2019 and are larger in size with greater durability and improved grip. Because the most superior technology used in the tires is essential for racing Formula vehicles, where speed is a priority, Hankook Tire continuously invests in research, technology and development.
Hankook is recognized around the world for its tire know-how and has earned additional acknowledgement as an official sponsor of Formula Renault Eurocup, a competition venue for young racers with promising careers. The competition is well known as the driver training center for the Formula One Championship since 1971 and has uncovered many F1 champions of the current era, from Kimi Raikkonen to Lewis Hamilton.
“We look forward to this year’s season and are excited to see some of the most promising race drivers compete on our tires,” says James Kim, Vice President of Motorsports Marketing at Hankook Tire.
Hankook Tire actively participates in various global motorsports events as premium performance tire supplier. The company is also taking initiative in a wide range of activities to help expand the development of motorsports culture around the world. Recently, Hankook also has been selected by the FIA as the future Gen3 tire and technology partner for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.