Korean manufacturer Hankook won a tender from FIA to become a tyre supplier from season 2025 until season 2027. I must admit that I am astonished by this decision but they obviously had bettet offer and won a tender in front of Michelin and MRF.
No doubt that Michelin has better tires but you can't do anything against better offer. I tried to drive on Hankook and realised quickly hoe much better tire Pirelli is. Difference is just significant.
So all four wheel drive machinery in three classes - WRC1, WRC2 and WRC3 will have to use Hankook rubber and two-wheel drive cars could choose any homologated tire manufacturer.
We still have one season to enjoy in great tires before Hankook takes it all.
Junior ERC cars used Hankook rubber this season:
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