* Exclusive tyre partner to the most competitive junior racing series in Europe
* Hankook Ventus racing tyres already successful in formula racing
* Hankook intensifies cooperation with motorsport promoter ITR
Premium tyre manufacturer Hankook will be the exclusive tyre partner to the Formula 3 Euro Series. The Monoposti in the most competitive junior racing series in Europe will enter the 2012 season on Hankook’s high-performance Ventus racing tyres. In 2011 already DTM, during which all events of the Formula 3 Euro Series are taking place, choose Hankook as their exclusive tyre partner.
"After having been chosen as the exclusive tyre partner for DTM, we are delighted to now also become the tyre partner to the most important junior series in European motorsport, the Formula 3 Euro Series." says Manfred Sandbichler, Direktor Motorsport Hankook Tire Europe. "Supporting young talent in motorsport is very important to Hankook, and we are excited to provide the young talent in the Formula 3 Euro Series with our successful Ventus race tyres. We look forward to our first joint season and wish all the teams and drivers the best of luck." adds Sandbichler.
Tyre manufacturer Hankook will benefit from synergy effects of this dual partnership. The Formula 3 Euro Series will ride on Hankook Ventus F200 racing tyres and Z206 as the rain option on the front axle respectively Z207 on the rear axle in the dimensions 180/550R13 (front) and 240/570R13 (rear). Thus, the world’s most competitive junior racing series and their talented pilots will now be provided with racing tyres of the highest quality. Hankook will benefit from their extensive experience in international formula racing: In 2002, the company has been chosen as the official tyre partner of the Italian F3 followed in 2005 by the German F3. Four years later Hankook also became the official tyre partner to the Japanese Formula 3.racing: In 2002, the company has been chosen as the official tyre partner of the Italian F3 followed in 2005 by the German F3. Four years later Hankook also became the official tyre partner to the Japanese Formula 3.
“In the DTM, the partnership between Hankook and ITR was exceptionally successful right from the beginning! The quality of the tyres, the development expertise and service - the package as a whole - could not have been any better. The ITR as a long-time promoter and supporter of the F3 Euro Series is delighted to have Hankook as their proven partner join them in the promotion of young talent and also equip the young drivers with high-end tyres." says Walter Mertes, ITR Director for Marketing and Sponsorship and CEO Formula 3 Euro Series.
The new tyres were on the grid for the first time during the pre-season tests on 17th – 18th March in Valencia and 21st – 22nd March in Barcelona. In 2012 the Formula 3 Euro Series will once again stage all of their races as part of the DTM events .