Hankook develops new high-performance tyre for Lamborghini Super Trofeo

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January 20, 2023

Hankook, has announced a new partnership with Italian sports car manufacturer, Lamborghini Squadra Corse.

As of the 2023 season, Hankook will become the official technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of Lamborghini Super Trofeo.

The international one-make cup comprises three series, held on four continents and will see Hankook develop a new, high-performance race tyre specifically tailored to the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo2 racing car.

The new tyre, called the Ventus Race, will be used in Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe, North America and Asia and will provide a high level of grip and maximum consistency in all conditions and at all racetracks. Hankook will also provide technical support at the racetracks, with engineers and mechanics on site to assist the drivers and teams.

The oldest Lamborghini championship is Super Trofeo Europe, which this year visits prestigious circuits such as Imola, Valencia, Spa-Francorchamps and the Nürburgring. The schedule for Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America also includes big-name venues such as Watkins Glen and Indianapolis. Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia also returns after a three-year break, with the calendar featuring six race weekends, including in Fuji, Shanghai and The Bend Motorsport Park in Australia.

The Grand Final will take place in Vallelunga, roughly 30 kilometres from Rome, on the 18th and 19th of November. All the Super Trofeo competitors will gather at this showdown, where they will line up in two 50-minute sprints to determine the overall winner for 2023.

The Lamborghini Grand Final is not only the sporting highlight of Super Trofeo, but also a festival that has attracted spectators and fans from all over the world in recent years.

Hankook Motorsport Director Europe, Manfred Sandbichler, said: “We are proud to be a partner of this high-class international racing series as Lamborghini celebrates its 60th anniversary, and are keen to expand this cooperation over the coming years. Our newly developed Ventus Race tyre, with its mono-compound, has been designed as a medium version in such a way that it is able to exploit its full potential in different temperatures on a wide range of tracks and surfaces. Our Hankook engineers and mechanics will be on hand to help and advise the drivers and teams on all four continents. I am looking forward to an exciting season and the final highlight in Vallelunga.”

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