HOCKENHEIM, Germany (May 6, 2016) — The promoter of the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) has extended the series' race tire contract with Hankook Tire Co. Inc. for three years, through the 2019 season.
Officials from DTM Promoter ITR e.V. and Hankook signed the contract extension recently in Hockenheim, the site of the series' first race in the 2016 season.
Hankook has been the series' sole race tire supplier since the start of the 2012 season.
Hankook described the contract extension as “indication of the successful relationship up until now, as well as an expression of trust in the future sustainable tire technology provided by the manufacturer.”
ITR Chairman Hans Werner Aufrecht cited the “trusting cooperation” with Hankook and the tire company's performance capability as reasons that led his company to extend its partnership with Hankook.