With only one round remaining in the 2015 Formula Drift Pro Championship series Hankook Tire and its drivers have their eyes set on the winner’s podium. The final round of the series, scheduled for October 9th – 10th at Irwindale Speedway, will determine Formula Drift’s 2015 overall Pro Championship driver and manufacturer Tire Cup champion.
The weather on Saturday at first played a key role at round seven of the most popular international touring car series in Oschersleben.
At the first DTM race weekend of the season outside Germany, the pilots competing for the Munich automobile manufacturer proved unbeatable on the dune circuit in the Netherlands. After Marco Wittmann won race one on Saturday at the wheel of his BMW M4 DTM, his brand colleague António Félix da Costa followed suit on Sunday and celebrated his first victory in the most popular international touring car series.
Hankook Tire drivers Fredric Aasbo and Rhys Millen both scored first place wins this past weekend at their respective racing events. Aasbo topped the winner’s podium at Formula Drift Round 4 in New Jersey, while Millen was the fastest on the mountain at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado.
Hankook returns to the 2015 running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the second oldest race in America, sponsoring three drivers on its roster: Rhys Millen, Danny George and Canaan O’Connell.
Hankook Tire drivers Ken Gushi and Chris Forsberg secured second and third place podium finishes respectively at Formula Drift Round 2 this past weekend at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia.
Since joining the DTM, Hankook Tire has continued to develop its race tire. For the season after the 2011 debut, the tire grew significantly larger and wider, which effectively generated considerably more mechanical grip.
Hankook Tire driver Fredric Aasbo brought home a first place podium finish this past weekend in Long Beach, California at the opening round of the 2015 Formula Drift season. The first race of the season again saw Hankook Tire as an official sponsor of the series.
Hankook Tire marks its fourth anniversary as an official tire supplier of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The start of this year’s competition will take place at Silverstone and run from April 10 to 12.
Hankook Tire has marked its debut as title sponsor and exclusive tire partner of the Hankook 24H Dubai on January 8th – 10th, 2015, as the curtain raiser for the FIA 24H SERIES powered by Hankook Tire. This official championship, taking place across six venues, is the world’s only endurance series to feature three 24-hour events on its race calendar.
After a season that saw him on the podium an incredible five times Hankook Tire driver Chris Forsberg has won the 2014 Formula Drift Pro Series Championship. Forsberg’s overall Championship win is his second Formula Drift championship of his career, his first occurring in 2009, a feat only accomplished by two other drivers in the series’ history.
Hankook Tire driver Fredric Aasbo brought home a first place victory this past weekend at Formula Drift Round 6: Showdown at Texas Motor Speedway, his second victory of the season. Aasbo was accompanied on the podium by Hankook Tire driver Forrest Wang who rounded out the weekend’s racing with a third place finish.
For the 5th time this season Hankook Tire driver Chris Forsberg was on the winner’s podium this past weekend at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington having secured a third place finish at Formula Drift Round 5: Throwdown. Forsberg’s third place finish marks his fifth consecutive podium appearance of the season.
Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.