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Double-header, night race and desert sand: The Hankook iON Race is ready for the Diriyah E-Prix

Double-header, night race and desert sand: The Hankook iON Race is ready for the Diriyah E-Prix

The desert is calling – just two weeks after the season-opener in Mexico, Hankook and Formula E are heading to Saudi Arabia for the first double-header of the season. A special highlight for the fans, and a real challenge for the Hankook iON Race: races two and three of Season 10 on 26th and 27th January are night races and will take place under floodlights. The street circuit in Diriyah, on the outskirts of the capital Riyadh, takes the drivers around the historic city walls. The dramatic changes in temperature between day and night, desert sand on the track, and the narrow circuit with a total of 21 corners make round two of the season a major challenge for the Hankook iON Race. “Our tyre impressed in the desert last year, when it mastered all the challenges with its strong and reliable performance. The Hankook iON Race allowed the drivers to produce some spectacular driving and overtaking manoeuvres, even towards the end of the race. This year, the drivers will again be able to rely on our tyre and push for the full race distance, thanks to its high grip level,” says Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Director Motorsport.

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: in total, Hankook is actively involved in more than 50 series in 2023. Since Season 9, 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’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, popular touring car championships ADAC TCR Germany and TCR Italy, many high-class one-make cups for a wide range of renowned manufacturers, junior single-seater series, and assorted international racing events.

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Double-header, night race and desert sand: The Hankook iON Race is ready for the Diriyah E-Prix

94 WEHRLEIN Pascal (ger), TAG HAUER Porsche Formula E Team, Porsche 99X Electric, action during the 2023 Diriyah ePrix, 2nd meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Riyadh Street Circuit from January 26 to 28, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia - Photo Grégory Lenormand / DPPI

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Double-header, night race and desert sand: The Hankook iON Race is ready for the Diriyah E-Prix

13 DA COSTA Antonio Felix (prt), TAG HAUER Porsche Formula E Team, Porsche 99X Electric, action 94 WEHRLEIN Pascal (ger), TAG HAUER Porsche Formula E Team, Porsche 99X Electric, action during the 2023 Diriyah ePrix, 2nd meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Riyadh Street Circuit from January 26 to 28, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia - Photo Xavi Bonilla / DPPI

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Double-header, night race and desert sand: The Hankook iON Race is ready for the Diriyah E-Prix

23 FENESTRAZ Sacha (fra), Nissan Formula E Team, Spark-Nissan, Nissan e-4ORCE 04, action during the 2023 Diriyah ePrix, 2nd meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Riyadh Street Circuit from January 26 to 28, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia - Photo Joao Filipe / DPPI

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