SIXTH SENSE FOR VW RACING CUP & HANKOOK


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Hankook provides a superb paddock service to accompany an excellent product. Photo: Jakob Ebrey

Hankook, supplier of racing rubber to the Volkswagen Racing Cup with FUCHS Lubricants since 2006, is to remain with the championship for a sixth consecutive season. The series will also retain the support of official tuning partner Superchips and technical partner Milltek Sport.

Hankook’s slick dry-weather tyres and grooved wet-track rubber have proved both cost-effective and popular with competitors, says championship manager Melissa Wright: “We are very pleased to welcome Hankook back for a sixth season and I know that view is echoed by the competitors. Through Mr Tyre Motorsport, Hankook provides a superb paddock service to accompany an excellent product.”

Superchips’ involvement with the Volkswagen Racing Cup is an even longer one, the firm having been with the series since its inception in 2000. The company’s role involves reprogramming the engine control units (ECUs) on all competing cars to boost engine power and torque within the strictly defined regulations.

“This appointment is a true honour,” said Superchips managing director Ian Sandford. “The Volkswagen Racing Cup is the fastest-growing saloon racing championship in Britain and we are delighted to be closely involved. Motorsport presents a fascinating challenge, as it requires highly precise tailoring of the engine mapping software. It’s a natural extension of our ongoing research and development activities, through which we constantly introduce new applications for road-going cars.”

Wright paid tribute also to Milltek’s continuing association with the Cup: “Milltek Sport has been instrumental in engineering bespoke exhaust systems for many of the cars on the grid, and has done a phenomenal job over the years.”

Other supporters of the Volkswagen Racing Cup with FUCHS Lubricants include Ceva Logistics, ECM Vehicle Delivery and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

More information about the VW Racing Cup can be found HERE