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Jake Dennis on course for the world championship after a scorcher at the Hankook Rome E-Prix

Jake Dennis on course for the world championship after a scorcher at the Hankook Rome E-Prix

Hot, hotter, Rome. The penultimate round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship turned out to be an absolute scorcher. With air temperatures around 40 degrees and the asphalt hitting about 60 degrees Celsius, the drivers, teams and the Hankook iON Race were pushed to the limit. The racers who coped best with the challenging conditions were New Zealand’s Mitch Evans, who won Saturday’s opening race of the Hankook Rome E-Prix for the Jaguar TCS Racing team, and Jake Dennis (GB/Avalanche Andretti Formula E), who took the chequered flag on Sunday.

Hankook Director Motorsport Manfred Sandbichler: “What a magnificent race weekend. We have seen two exciting races with delighted winners. And the Hankook iON Race also impressed again with a commanding performance and absolute reliability – despite the fact that the extreme heat was not the only thing making the conditions challenging. Circuito Cittadino dell´EUR in Rome had a little bit of something from all the tracks we have visited so far in Season 9. Five different types of asphalts and different coloured surfaces meant the grip level changed all the time on this track. Climbs and descents, banking around roughly half the circuit, and the tight 90-degree corners that demanded hard braking really put our Hankook iON Race through its paces. We have received very positive feedback on the tyre’s performance from the drivers. I am also very glad that none of the drivers involved in the big crash in Saturday’s race were injured. That shows that the cars’ safety concept is very effective.”

Victory for Dennis sees him move to the top of the Drivers’ Championship with 195 points. With just two races remaining, he is on course to win the world championship. New Zealander Nick Cassidy (Envision Racing) is second with 171 points. Cassidy’s compatriot and the winner of Saturday’s race, Mitch Evans, lies third going into the final event.

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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Jake Dennis on course for the world championship after a scorcher at the Hankook Rome E-Prix

Mr Sanghoon Lee, President & COO, Hankook Tire Europe at the podium ceremony, CASSIDY Nick (nzl), Envision Racing, Spark-Jaguar, Jaguar I - Time 6, EVANS Mitch (nzl), Jaguar TCS Racing, Spark-Jaguar, Jaguar I - Time 6, GUNTHER Maximilian (ger), Maserati MSG Racing, Spark-Venturi, portrait during the 2023 Hankook Rome ePrix, 10th meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Circuit Cittadino dell’EUR from July 14 to 16, 2023 in Rome, Italy - Photo Julien Delfosse / DPPI

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Jake Dennis on course for the world championship after a scorcher at the Hankook Rome E-Prix

depart, start during the 2023 Hankook Rome ePrix, 10th meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Circuit Cittadino dell’EUR from July 14 to 16, 2023 in Rome, Italy - Photo Germain Hazard / DPPI

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Jake Dennis on course for the world championship after a scorcher at the Hankook Rome E-Prix

01 VANDOORNE Stoffel (bel), DS Penske Formula E Team, Spark-DS, DS E-Tense FE23, action during the 2023 Hankook Rome ePrix, 10th meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Circuit Cittadino dell’EUR from July 14 to 16, 2023 in Rome, Italy - Photo Bastien Roux / DPPI

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Jake Dennis on course for the world championship after a scorcher at the Hankook Rome E-Prix

94 WEHRLEIN Pascal (ger), TAG HAUER Porsche Formula E Team, Porsche 99X Electric, action during the 2023 Hankook Rome ePrix, 10th meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Circuit Cittadino dell’EUR from July 14 to 16, 2023 in Rome, Italy - Photo Bastien Roux / DPPI

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