Hankook Formula 4 Australia Motorsport Manager Dean Evans talks us through the Ventus F200 racing slicks used in the Jayco Formula 4 Australian championship.
Another one of the up and coming mid-range tyre companies are Hankook. The South Korean tyre company have spread their operations all across the world, including the tyre suppliers for Hankook Formula 4 tyres in Australia. One of their main strategies was to emulate the bigger successful tyre companies Michelin and
Goodyear and commit themselves to the motorsport events across the world.
Hankook Formula 4 and one of their competitors,Yokohama tyres of Japan are battling it out to see can be the most prolific tyre supplier, Kumho tyres are also close behind.
The Australian F4 race series is run over seven rounds. Hankook Formula 4 has been chosen by “CAMS” as the races official tyre supplier for the next three seasons. This is due largely to the merit and performance of Hankook Formula F4 racing tyres.
Also taken into consideration, will be the brand’s ability to catapult a driver towards Formula 1. Hankook Formula F4 are also the very similar, official tyre of the European F3 series, a sport that i love to watch albeit on TV.
To give you some idea of the importance of F3 and F4 racing, this season has seen the promotion of driver Max Verstappen to Formula 1 scene.
Hankook Formula 4 Ventus racing slick tyres have had excellent revues and have been universally acclaimed by the DTM, Euro F3, British MSA Formula 4 categories and are now to be added to the Australian F4 championship, a great achievement from the South Korean tyre company.
All this helps tyre companies such as Hankook to establish themselves in the race to become a top flight tyre manufacturing company. Yokohama tyres are also hot on the heals of Hankook as both companies, and should i also mention kumho tyres, are making headway’s onto the lucrative motorsport scene and increase their market share as mid-range tyres.
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