NEU-ISENBERG, Germany (March 16, 2016) — Hankook Tire Co. Inc. has secured the exclusive race tire supply contracts for new touring car series starting up in Germany and Italy for front wheel-drive cars powered by 2-liter, four-cylinder turbo engines.
The new series — the Touring Car Racing Series ADAC TCR Germany and Italian Touring Car Championship — are being organized by the German Automobile Club (ADAC) and the Automobile Club d'Italia (ACI), 2016 respectively, and based on regulations established by the TCR International Series, an initiative of World Sporting Consulting Ltd.
Hankook's contract runs for three years in Germany and two years in Italy. Financial details were not disclosed.
Hankook said it will supply the two series with its Ventus race tires, size 260/660 R18. Among the car brands eligible and active are Alfa Romeo, Honda, Opel, Peugeot, SEAT, Subaru and Volkswagen.
Both series will comprise seven dual-race race weekends. The German series starts May 15-17 and concludes Sept. 30-Oct. 2; the Italian series opens May 8 and wraps up Oct. 30.