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Premiere with Dolce Vita: Misano on the Riviera welcomes Hankook and Formula E

Premiere with Dolce Vita: Misano on the Riviera welcomes Hankook and Formula E

From the global metropolis of Tokyo in Japan to the picturesque Italian town of Misano: the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is looking forward to another premiere. The double-header - races six and seven of the season - will take place for the first time on the Adriatic Riviera in the province of Rimini. Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli will host the races on 13th and 14th April. The 3.382-kilometre circuit will put the Hankook iON Race and the 22 drivers through their paces with a mix of long, fast straights and technically demanding corners. Misano replaces the Rome E-Prix that was originally planned. “Formula E is a great opportunity for our country,” says Andrea Abodi, Italian Minister for Sport. “After many wonderful years in Rome, the next Italian E-Prix will take place in Misano in 2024. Motorsport has a special place in the hearts of Italians. We have learned to appreciate these new cars, which give us hope for the future.”

Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Director Motorsport: “After the magnificent race on the streets of Tokyo, we are now looking forward to the next outing in Italy. It is precisely this variety between street circuits and permanent racetracks, global metropolises and popular holiday destinations on the coast, which makes Formula E so special. The circuit, which hosts MotoGP each year, has plenty of variety. Our Hankook iON Race will be able to exploit its strengths there and offer the drivers optimal support as they battle for victory out on the track.”

The new championship leader after his fifth place in Japan is Pascal Wehrlein (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team) from Germany. He tops the table with 63 points, just two more than his closest rival, New Zealander Nick Cassidy from the Jaguar TCS Racing team, who ended the race in Tokyo in eighth place. Britain’s Oliver Rowland (Nissan Formula E Team) follows in third place with 54 points.

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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Premiere with Dolce Vita: Misano on the Riviera welcomes Hankook and Formula E

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