ISENBURG— Hankook Tire Europe GmbH has been named the official supplier for the 2013 FIA Junior WRC Championship season by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile.
Hankook said the Ford Fiesta R2 cars used in the series will race on Hankook's Ventus Z rally tires for dry and wet tarmac rallies and Ventus R for gravel events. Detailed tire specifications and the number of tires to be provided to competitors will be announced prior to each of the six rounds of the 2013 FIA Junior WRC Championship, Hankook said.
"This is a prime opportunity for Hankook to demonstrate the quality and performance of our successful Ventus line of ultra-high-performance tires now on a global rally stage," said Hee-Se Ahn, Hankook Tire vice president for marketing and sales in Europe.
Junior WRC Rally races include: Vodafone Rally de Portugal, April 11-14; Acropolis Rally, May 31-June 2; Neste Oil Rally Finland, Aug. 1-3; ADAC Rallye Deutschland,Aug. 22-25; Rallye de France-Alsace, Oct. 3-6; RallyRACC-Rally de Espana, Oct. 24-27.