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Victory with the Hankook iON Race in the USA: Cassidy wins Portland E-Prix

Victory with the Hankook iON Race in the USA: Cassidy wins Portland E-Prix

The first winner of the Portland E-Prix is Nick Cassidy. On Saturday, the New Zealander from the Envision Racing team won the twelfth race in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, cheered on by full stands in the northwestern USA. This is the third win for the 28-year-old in Season 9 and his fourth overall in the fully-electric series. During the race, Cassidy benefited from the reliable performance of the Hankook iON Race, which developed a high level of grip despite the heat and various surfaces, some of which proved to be very slippery. Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Director Motorsport: “The Portland International Raceway is one of the few permanent circuits on the Formula E calendar. The track has differing types of surface in some areas. Just before turn 1 at the end of the start-finish straight, where drivers hit their absolute top speed, there are some concrete slabs similar to the ones in use at the former Tempelhof airfield in Berlin. However, the asphalt on the sweeping right-hander after turn 9 has suffered some erosion and is very slippery. The drivers and teams are now well aware of how to handle our tyre and are able to keep the Hankook iON Race in the perfect working window. As usual, our premium product supports all drivers and provides the grip required to allow them to go to the limit and perform well all the way to the finish.”

British driver Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti Formula E) finished second in a thrilling race that saw the lead change hands many times, with plenty of action in the chasing pack. António Félix da Costa (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team) from Portugal finished third to round off the podium at the first Formula E race in Portland.

Second place and three additional points for pole position saw Dennis move into the lead in the overall standings with 154 points. Today’s winner Cassidy is just one point behind him in second place. After finishing ninth, the previous leader Pascal Wehrlein (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team) is now third in the drivers’ championship.

For decades, Hankook has been one of the first ports of call when it comes to international motorsport. Hankook supplies its race tyres to globally-renowned series, high-class junior formats and popular grassroot events. With new collaborations and partnerships, the company is constantly enhancing its status as a global player on the motorsport scene. Since the 2023 season, Hankook has been the new and exclusive technical partner and tyre supplier of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. In close cooperation with Formula E, the iON Race was developed for the world championship. Roughly 30 percent of the high-performance tyre is made of sustainable materials. With this commitment, Hankook is taking another pioneering step towards energy efficiency and sustainability in motorsport. The premium tyre maker has also agreed a further collaboration with Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini Squadra Corse and has been official technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo since 2023. Hankook’s portfolio covers a broad spectrum. This includes the 24H Series powered by Hankook, one of the most prestigious endurance series in the world, as well as the FIA ERC4 Junior Championship on the rally scene. Hankook also supports popular touring car championship TCR Italy, many high-class one-make cups for a wide range of renowned manufacturers, junior single-seater series, and assorted international racing events with race tyres and technical know-how.

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Victory with the Hankook iON Race in the USA: Cassidy wins Portland E-Prix

CASSIDY Nick (nzl), Envision Racing, Spark-Jaguar, Jaguar I - Time 6, portrait celebrating his win during the 2023 Southwire Portland ePrix, 9th meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Portland International Raceway from June 22 to 24, 2023 in Portland, United States of America - Photo Julien Delfosse / DPPI

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Victory with the Hankook iON Race in the USA: Cassidy wins Portland E-Prix

27 DENNIS Jake (gbr), Avalanche Andretti Formula E, Spark-Porsche, Porsche 99X Electric, action during the 2023 Southwire Portland ePrix, 9th meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Portland International Raceway from June 22 to 24, 2023 in Portland, United States of America - Photo Julien Delfosse / DPPI

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Victory with the Hankook iON Race in the USA: Cassidy wins Portland E-Prix

37 CASSIDY Nick (nzl), Envision Racing, Spark-Jaguar, Jaguar I - Time 6, action during the 2023 Southwire Portland ePrix, 9th meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Portland International Raceway from June 22 to 24, 2023 in Portland, United States of America - Photo Grégory Lenormand / DPPI

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