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Review: Oliver Rowland fights back in Monaco on the grippy Hankook iON Race

Review: Oliver Rowland fights back in Monaco on the grippy Hankook iON Race

Britain’s Oliver Rowland used the full power of his Nissan E-4ORCE 04 and the extreme amount of grip provided by the Hankook iON Race to mount an impressive fightback at the Monaco E-Prix. The 31-year-old driver from the Nissan Formula E team gained a full nine positions, equalling the record for the biggest fightback, which he now shares with Norman Nato (Andretti Formula E). Even as the race drew to an end, the impressive consistency of the Hankook iON Race still allowed Rowland to keep pushing and overtake Porsche driver Antonio Felix da Costa to take sixth place. “Looking at the race, I am very happy with our performance. That was one of my best races this season,” said Rowland.

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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Review: Oliver Rowland fights back in Monaco on the grippy Hankook iON Race

22 ROWLAND Oliver (gbr), Nissan Formula E Team, Nissan e-4ORCE 04, action during the 2024 Monaco ePrix, 6th meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Circuit de Monaco from April 25 to 27, 2024 in Monaco - Photo Joao Filipe / DPPI

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