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Super Taikyu Series 2022 Powered by Hankook Round 4 begins
- Fourth round of the Super Taikyu Race to be held July 30-31 in Autopolis
- Spectacular five-hour race anticipated with 46 cars in 8 classes
- Hankook Tire is a title sponsor and an exclusive tire supplier of the Series since last season
Seoul, Korea, July 27, 2022 - The fourth round of the ENEOS Super Taikyu series 2022 Powered by Hankook begins from July 30 to 31. The Autopolis International Racing Course is hosting the five-hour race.
Autopolis is a 4.674km international racing circuit located in Oita Prefecture, Japan, on the northern part of Mount Aso’s outer ring. The 18 medium-speed and high-speed corners present the possibility for powerful, challenging race action. Because of the high altitude, the circuit often poses challenges such as thick fog. In addition, the location makes the circuit susceptible to heavy rain.
The five-hour race at Autopolis International Racing Course will have a 46 car entry list from 8 classes. It will feature a total of 9 cars in the ST-X class and the ST-Z class, 2 cars in the ST-TCR class, 6 cars in the ST-Q class, 3 cars in the ST-1 class, 7 cars in the ST-2 class, 6 cars in the ST-3 class, and 4 cars in the ST-4 class. In order to adjust the number of participants, cars in the ST-5 class will not take part.
Compared to the third round of the Super Taikyu Series, SUGO 3H, 2 more powerful cars from the ST-X class will compete in the fourth round. Therefore, viewers can anticipate an even more thrilling and challenging race. In particular, many are paying close attention to how the Grid Motorsport AMG GT3, winner of SUGO 3H and ranked No. 1 in the ST-X class, will perform in Autopolis.
Super Taikyu Autopolis will not only provide viewers with exciting races, but also a wide variety of entertainment, including Autopolis specialty food booths, driver talk shows, a race queen stage and space for children.
The Super Taikyu Series was launched in Japan in 1991, and is now the largest Endurance Grand Touring (GT) Series in Asia. The 2022 season will host 7 rounds on a span of 9 months from March 20 to November 27. The three rounds following the race at Autopolis will be held in Mobility Resort Motegi located at Tochigi prefecture, Okayama International Circuit located at Okayama Prefecture, and the Suzuka Circuit located at Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Hankook has been taking part as a title sponsor and an exclusive tire supplier of the Super Taikyu Series since the last season. Hankook supplies two sets of its race tires to all participants that offer optimal support with impressive performance. As a dry tire and a high-tech slick tire, the Ventus F200 offers optimized driving performance including excellent durability and grip. For wet surface use, the Ventus Z207 effectively prevents hydroplaning for steering stability and maximized drainage performance.
Hankook Tire currently supplies racing tires to over 70 global motorsports competitions or teams around the world in dedication of expanding motorsports culture. As part, Hankook was designated as the official exclusive supplier and technology partner of the ABB FIA Formula E World Series, the world’s most prestigious electric vehicle racing competition, from the 2022/23 season when the Gen3 racing cars are introduced.
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|