DTM | Hankook rolls into the new season

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Hankook rolls into the new

Since the start of the current Hankook has been the exclusive partner of the DTM, probably the popular international touring car And so far, the Ventus F200 has fully convincing at all tracks. driver Oliver Jarvis up: “All of us were eagerly the premiere of our new tyre partner in the One can only say: well Hankook.” The Brit continues: “In situation, the tyre is giving a and reliable feedback and provides the and engineers with a large in which they can work. is what you want in motorsport.”

Just before Sunday’s at Brands Hatch in the UK, Hankook the new generation of the Ventus F200, a new based on the modified requirements for the season. The different dimensions are a striking feature. With a of 300 millimetres and an outside diameter of 680 the new front tyre is even than the 2011 rear

As Hankook’s chief constructor, Kim is in charge of the development work by the partner in Korea and Germany, with four other engineers. The data from the season are the basis: “We have a lot from our current Ventus However, diameter and width are so that we had to make a new start in For about 50 percent, the tyre is a new In the process, co-operation with all the manufacturers is excellent and very says Kim.

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In the package together with the new the Hankook tyre for 2012 is even faster lap times consistency remains at a high “Normally, an improved overall has a negative effect on safety. We succeeded in improving the tyre and the safety level”, James Kim The development boss expects an improvement of 20 percent. Extensive runs with the new tyres start in mid-September.

Together with the development another focus of the tyre is on the environment. Both in racing and for tyres, Hankook refrains using Higly Aromatic that are being applied as and provide more grip for the The high-PAH (Polycyclic aromatic in the oils are toxic and could cancer. For road use, the have been banned by an since 2010, but for racing, no rulings were put in place James Kim: “Since the we have also been this EU-rule for our DTM tyres and we are no using these oils. we have maintained the grip

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