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Hankook Tire, Renault Sport Racing Announce Long-Term Partnership

For the duration of the partnership, Hankook will be put to the test at some of Europe’s most prestigious race tracks, including Silverstone, Monza, Hockenheim and Monaco.

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Hankook Tire has entered into a long-term partnership with Renault Sport Racing. The partnership will get off to a flying start in 2019 at the French Circuit, Paul Ricard, as Hankook Tire becomes the exclusive tire partner for the Formula Renault Eurocup. For the duration of the partnership, Hankook will be put to the test at some of Europe’s most prestigious race tracks, including Silverstone, Monza, Hockenheim and Monaco.

During the 2019 Formula Renault Eurocup, 10 different teams will compete against each other in a series of races, at the end of the season, the top three drivers and teams with the most points will be awarded prizes. In addition, young drivers will be competing for the “Top Rookie” title and throughout the 2019 season, rookies also will be competing for the 2019 Hankook Tire Trophy, providing newcomers with the opportunity to prove their skills on the racetrack. Hankook Tires will be won at every race during the series.

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“We are looking forward to a long-term cooperation with Renault Sport Racing,” said Manfred Sandbichler, motorsport director. “This collaboration will further highlight Hankook Tire’s commitment to European motorsport. As of 2019, Hankook Tire will be part of the Formula Renault, and we are proud to partner with a carmaker that shares the same philosophy to help promote aspiring motorsport talents.”

“We are delighted to sign this partnership with Hankook Tire,” said Benoît Nogier, racing director at Renault Sport Racing. “Renault Sport Racing and Hankook Tire share common goals in the detection and promotion of talented young race car drivers in an affordable environment. The Formula Renault Eurocup embodies this philosophy and we are looking forward to benefitting from the extremely versatile know-how developed by Hankook Tire at all levels just when our new car will be introduced. In addition to their varied experience and diversity in the feeder series and international championships, our joint initiatives will make it even easier for young talents to use the Formula Renault as a gateway to the elite, which is fully in line with our mission.”

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