Former BRC Champion Higgins Riding Hankook to Victory in China
Hankook Tyres has contributed to the 2007 success of former British Rally Champion David Higgins, who has been blitzing the opposition in China. The Welsh-based driver and co-driver Leuan Thomas won the first two rounds of this year’s Chinese Rally Championship – and praised the performance of their vehicle’s Hankook tyres.
“This was my first international win on tarmac and the tyres played a huge role in this success,” said Higgins. “It was one of the most demanding rallies for tyres with long corners into more long corners so finding the right compound was extremely important.” Higgins and Thomas were fastest on all but two of the high-speed tests with their TQ Education Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, and their puts the WY team firmly at the top of the points table.
Hankook Motorsports manager Mike Patterson was thrilled Hankook could contribute to the success of Higgins and Thomas during this year’s championship. “We worked with David last year and he was so impressed with the Hankook tyres at Lurgan Park and on Wales Rally GB that he was involved in selecting Hankook tyres for the team’s efforts in China this year,’’ said Patterson. “We know we have proven tyre technology in terms of durability and performance and are delighted that David has been so impressed with the Hankook tyres which have certainly proven their ability on both gravel and asphalt rallies.’’