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Hankook Named New Super Trofeo Tire Partner

Korean tire manufacturer replaces Pirelli in all three of Lamborghini’s single-make series…

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Hankook Tire has become the official technical partner and exclusive tire parter for Lamborghini Super Trofeo worldwide, replacing Pirelli, ahead of the 2023 seasons.

The Korean tire manufacturer has developed a new high-performance race tire, the Ventus Race, which will be utilized in all three single-make series in North America, Europe and Asia.

The brand-new medium compound is stated to provide a high level of grip and maximum consistency in all conditions and tracks, with Hankook engineers and mechanics set to assist drivers and teams with the transition through its trackside technical support.

“The partnership with Lamborghini Super Trofeo sees Hankook add a big name and three exciting series to its portfolio in international motorsport – another step that will further enhance our premium brand in 2023 and beyond,” said Sanghoon Lee, President of Hankook Tire Europe.

Hankook Motorsport Director Europa, Manfred Sandbichler added: “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 tire, 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.”

The change marks a departure from Pirelli, which had served as the exclusive tire partner for the series since its inception.

“We are excited to start this new collaboration together with a technical partner as experienced and valuable as Hankook,” said Lamborghini motorsport boss Giorgio Sanna.

“I’m sure that the Lamborghini Super Trofeo platform is the first step in our long-term journey and one which will bring us strong results for both parties.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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