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Setback for Nissan driver Oliver Rowland in the title race

Setback for Nissan driver Oliver Rowland in the title race

Unfortunately, the Hankook Portland E-Prix was over for Britain’s Oliver Rowland before he even set off for Portland. Doctors advised him not to fly to the USA for health reasons. As a result, the driver from the Nissan Formula E Team was forced to miss both races at the double-header. This was particularly frustrating for the 31-year-old, who lay fourth in the table with hopes of having a say in the race for the world title. The team’s reserve and simulator driver, Caio Collet from Brazil, took his place in the cockpit in Portland.

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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Setback for Nissan driver Oliver Rowland in the title race

BIRD Sam (gbr), NEOM McLaren Formula E Team, Nissan e-4ORCE 04, ROWLAND Oliver (gbr), Nissan Formula E Team, Nissan e-4ORCE 04, portrait during the 2024 Sao Paulo ePrix, 3rd meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Sao Paulo Street Circuit from March 24 to 26, 2024 in Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo Julien Delfosse / DPPI

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