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Hankook Tire to exclusively supply tires for Super Taikyu, Asia’s largest Endurance GT Series
- Selected as the title sponsor and sole tire supplier of the Super Taikyu Series starting 2021
- Demonstrates Hankook Tire’s premium performance through Asia’s most renowned pro-am endurance race
Seoul, Korea, December 7, 2020 – Leading global tire maker Hankook Tire will become title sponsor and will supply tires exclusively to Japan’s endurance race “Super Taikyu Series” starting from the 2021 season.
The Super Taikyu Series is Japan’s longest-running endurance racing Series. It was launched in 1991 and now is the largest Endurance Grand Touring (GT) Series in Asia. It has gained popularity among global motorsports fans as a racing series where globally renowned professional drivers as well as amateur drivers with abundant racing experience participate to exhibit their performances against top drivers in the world. The series is composed of six rounds in Japan including one 24-hour race.
The Super Taikyu Series allows not only race cars but also production cars that are modified into racing cars, adding extra enjoyment for spectators and fans. The Series is also notable for featuring a multi-class structure in order to accommodate a variety of car models. There are eight classes ranging from the top category, ST-X, to ST-TCR, ST-Z, ST-1, ST-2, ST-3, ST-4, and ST-5, featuring various models from global premium car brands such as Audi, Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini.
As title sponsor and the exclusive tire supplier for the 2021 season in which the Series marks its 30th anniversary, Hankook will supply race tires featuring high durability and performance to approximately 60 participating cars, which will prove once again its top-notch technology capabilities and premium performance.
Supplying racing tires to over 50 global motorsports competitions or teams around the world, Hankook is leading the development of the global motorsports culture. Hankook has been supplying race tires to global motorsports events such as German Touring Car Masters (DTM), 24H Series and F3 Americas. In addition, Hankook was recently selected as the exclusive supplier to the “ABB FIA Formula E World Series” from the 2022/23 season when the Gen3 racing cars will be introduced to the world’s most prestigious electric vehicle racing competition.