Hankook & Superstars Series at Imola
The legendary Enzo & Dino Ferrari International Racetrack will host the Superstars & GT Sprint International Series, racing exclusively on Hankook racing tyres, on Sunday April 22nd. World-class drivers such as former Formula 1 pilots Vitantonio Liuzzi, Mika Salo and Gianni Morbidelli will tackle the difficult circuit, also known as Imola, on Hankook Ventus racing tyres. The extremely technical race track with its many changes in direction requires outstanding driving skills and maximum tyre performance. A spectacular race-weekend is to be expected.
As one of the few major international circuits to run in a counter-clockwise direction, Imola holds a special appeal for the natural difficulties of the scenic landscape that are condensed into the circuit. On a total length of 4,9 kilometers 9 right-hand and 13 left-hand curves as well as top speeds of up to 330 km/h demand the most of drivers, cars and tyres alike. Sharp brake maneuvers force the pilots to use all the kerb available and place special strain on the tyres. Hankook’s successful racing tyres, Ventus F200 will be used as slicks respectively the Z207 as rain version; two extremely high-capacity tyres that combine perfect handling, safety and consistency into optimum performance on any racing track.
The cars on the starting grid in the Superstars International Series by premium manufacturers Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jaguar, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes and Porsche will be tuned versions of those available for sale, with V8 engines capable of supplying more than 500HP.The extremely powerful and heavy super sports cars entering the races are particularly challenging for tyres. Entertainment will be alsobe guaranteed by the International GT Sprint Series, open to GT2, GT3 and GT Cup cars.
For more information on Hankook’s engagement in the Superstars and GT Sprint International Series please visit us at http://www.hankooktire-press.com/