Hankook Embarks on ‘Intensive Testing’ Ahead of BRC - Tire Review Magazine

Hankook Embarks on ‘Intensive Testing’ Ahead of BRC

(Clacton, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) With the first round of the British Rally Championship getting underway next week, the Hankook SJR team is making its final preparations for its first assault on Britain's premier rally series.

Former British Rally Champion Gwyndaf Evans and new talent Stuart Jones will spearhead the team’s campaign in the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship which beings in Carlisle on Saturday 13 May.

The team line-up was announced on the world stage at Autosport International in January giving the Hankook SJR Team time to build and test the Mitsubishi Evo 9 cars the drivers will use on this year’s championship.

“It seems a long time since we announced the drivers but it has given everyone behind the scenes the time needed to plan a serious BRC campaign,”’ said Hankook Motorsport manager Mike Patterson.

“The team has been testing extensively in Wales ahead of the Carlisle-based Pirelli Rally which takes in some of the toughest gravel stages in the country,’” said Patterson.

“The weather will play a huge role in tyre selection for the rally but we have been testing in wet and dry conditions to fine tune the best tyres for all eventualities.’”

In addition to testing the cars and tyres both Gwyndaf and Stuart have been busy preparing themselves mentally and physically for the task ahead and are keen to get the championship underway.

You May Also Like

Complete Tire Repair Packages Build Customer Trust

Tire dealers know that offering a complete lineup of tire services can keep customers from seeking repairs elsewhere and add to the bottom line.

Tire punctures and wheel damage can be a real bummer for your customers. It seems like they always happen at the worst times.

You want customers with tire punctures and other damage to trust your shop to get them back home safely. Whether future tire repair service is offered as part of a new tire purchase or as a standalone service, these basic procedures must be done correctly to avoid liability and to keep customers rolling smoothly.

Off-Road Racer Jim Horne Joins Team Hercules

As a member of Team Hercules, Jim Horne will represent the brand as ambassadors at competitions and dealer and consumer events.

Maxam Tire Adds Two Sizes to MS405 Series

The Maxam MS405’s new sizes fit for loaders and dump trucks provide the OTR industry with more options.

Firestone Airide Tennessee Plant Recognized for Safety

This is the facility’s fourth STAR award, reflecting the company’s and
teammates’ commitment to a safe and healthy work environment.

Atturo Tire Offers Trail Hazard Protection for SXS and UTV Tires

The new program covers hazards encountered by riders on- and off-road at no additional charge.

Other Posts

Top Shops: Opportunities & Challenges in Today’s Tire Industry

What is one thing that scares you and one thing that excites you about the tire industry?

Tire Review Top Shop 2023 opportunities
Apollo Tyres Opens Digital Innovation Center in India

In partnership with the Telangana Government, Apollo Tyres announced the launch of a digital innovation centre in Hyderabad, India.

MEMA Announces New Structure and Brand

The realignment will allow the association to better serve members and prepare for the future of mobility.

RNR Tire Express Named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 List

The RNR team is celebrating 10-plus years being named to the Franchise 500 list.