Toni Gardemeister finishes in 6th place at Barum Czech Rally Zlin
Hankook are thrilled as their Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) team finish in 6th place at this weekend’s Barum Czech Rally Zlin. Driver, Toni Gardemeister, is one of just a few privateers within the series as he once again demonstrates his skills and experience at the weekend’s event.
Toni Gardemeister states “We were delighted with the result this weekend after having received a 10 second penalty for a jumpstart and several broken clutches one of which was repaired in just 16 minutes. The rally was as expected with bumpy and tricky stages to contend with however the Hankook tyres performed consistently well throughout the weekend handling the difficult road conditions with ease. We managed to maintain a good pace which has given us further confidence for the next round in Hungary which takes place in just a matter of weeks.”
Hankook UK Motorsport Manager, Mike Patterson added “Toni and his team successfully continued to show their ever-mounting experience with a satisfying 6th place result despite several technical problems. This was an impressive result as he faced tough competition from many more powerful factory cars and Drivers whom have competed here before. They also remain in the top spot for the private team within the IRC. The weather remained dry on Saturday with showers on Sunday which we were fortunate enough to avoid. The car was therefore shod with Hankook’s Ventus Z209 tyres which coped exceptionally well under the pressures of the challenging road surface.”