HANKOOK TIRES BECOME OFFICIAL TIRE SUPPLIER FOR SEPANG 12 HOURS
Thursday, 3 November 2022
- Sepang 12 Hours is happy to announce Hankook Tires will be the sole and official tire supplier for the 2023 event.
As a well-known and much respected brand in the Endurance arena, Hankook will supply tires for each category taking part in the race.
After consultation with teams and stakeholders, such as Hankook, it has also been decided to run the event on a reduced format of 8 hours for the initial return of the race. This will make sure it is more financially viable in the current conditions, allowing for maximum benefit and minimum disruption for all those involved, as well as anticipate any supply situation.
The event will also now be held March 16 - 18, 2023
Davide de Gobbi, Owner and General Manager of Top Speed
- We are very happy to have Hankook Tires be part of the return of the Sepang 12 Hours. They are a very well respected and resolute company who know exactly what our teams will require upon their return to endurance racing in South East Asia.
Youngsoo Kim, Vice President of Motorsports & Motor Culture Department Hankook Tire
- We are extremely happy to be the official tire supplier in the 2023 Sepang 12 Hours. Now is the time for us to contribute into Asian motorsport which is waking up for the Renaissance after suffered by the pandemic. We are confident that the teams and the drivers will enjoy our tires and the service provided by HK Motorsport. Moving forward, we will expand our contribution in Asian motorsport from this opportunity. I'd also like to express my appreciation to everyone who made this possible including Top Speed, SIC and HK Motorsport.
Hongsik Jean, Managing Director of HK Motorsport
- Sepang 12 Hours (since MME time) was one of the jewels in Asian motorsport so I, personally as a motorsport person, am very happy to see the race is back since its last event in 2016 and also greatly honoured that Hankook is appointed as the official tyre supplier. With this great opportunity, we will try our best to support and satisfy the teams & the drivers in every field. We also greatly appreciate for the organiser, Top Speed and SIC (Sepang International Circuit)'s trust in us and will make sure everyone related to this are satisfied after arguably the world's hottest endurance race event.