In its second year of sponsorship, Hankook Tyre will be exhibiting its most popular truck tyres. It will also be a sponsor in the Best in Show Truck and Best in Show Light Commercial award categories.
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As an official partner at this year’s Devon Truck Show and the Truck Show Cornwall – which will be held on 7-8th May at Honiton Showground and 16-17th July at Stithians Showground, Truro respectively – Hankook will exhibit some of its truck tyre portfolio and liaise with new and existing fleet operatives and owners. These will include the SmartFlex AH51 (steer) and SmartFlex DH51 (drive), truck tyres suitable throughout the year thanks to their 3PMSF certification.
Compared to their predecessors, these tyres have seen a considerable increase in mileage performance and a significant reduction in rolling resistance. There will also be two tyres from Hankook’s retread ‘Alphatread’ range, the R-DH05 for the driving axle and R-TH22 for the trailer axle. This range offers fleet operators and owners a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option for their vehicles. Alongside the truck tyres, Hankook’s all-season van tyre, the Vantra ST AS 2 will be showcased, which offers van drivers a durable, multi-performance tyre all year round.
As well as main event sponsor, Hankook shall be category sponsor of ‘Best in Show Truck’ and ‘Best in Show Light Commercial’. Open to any drivers showcasing their vehicle at the events, these awards recognise those owners and operatives who go above and beyond to meet road and industry standards, including vehicle and tyre maintenance and safety.
Mike Quartley, the organiser of the events, commented, “We cannot thank Hankook Tyre UK enough for their support of the Devon Truck Show and the Truck Show Cornwall. Both shows raise funds for local community projects, and without such sponsorships, we would not be able to raise as much money for these local causes. There is something for everyone at these events, from the commercial vehicles and trade stands to monster truck shows and live music. A show for all the family, young and old, and with both shows moving to larger grounds for 2022, we are excited to bring much bigger events going forward with far easier access points.”
Shane Kallaway, Hankook Tyre UK Sales Manager for the South West and South Wales, says, “It was a pleasure when Hankook was asked to be the main event sponsor for the second year running. This is a great opportunity for Hankook to showcase our new SmartFlex 51 series product as well as our full commercial and van tyre portfolio to drivers and fleet owners. The shows are at new venues, both of which are a lot larger and at present over one thousand three hundred trucks are booked in. The shows support local charities and communities in the Devon and Cornwall area, raising over UKP 18,000 since they have been running. This year, in conjunction with the organisers, 200 tickets will go to local school children to attend, which Hankook is proud to be a part of.”