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Hankook reveals the secrets of the Hankook iON Race to colleagues and journalists

Hankook reveals the secrets of the Hankook iON Race to colleagues and journalists

Why does one compound work for every Formula E race? How does the Hankook iON Race manage to provide the same level of grip throughout the entire race distance? How did the idea to use two running surfaces on one tyre come about? Hankook Motorsport Director Manfred Sandbichler and Benoît Tréluyer, test and development driver for the iON Race, provided Hankook colleagues from South Africa and selected journalists with answers to these questions and more about Hankook’s premium product.

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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Hankook reveals the secrets of the Hankook iON Race to colleagues and journalists

Hankook iON tyre during the 2023 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix, 1st meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez from January 12 to 14, in Mexico City, Mexico - Photo Xavi Bonilla / DPPI

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