Hankook Tyre Australia Appoints PR & Motorsport Executive
MELBOURNE – Oct 8, 2013: Dean Evans has been appointed as Public Relations & Motorsport Executive at Hankook Tyre Australia. With 20 years of experience in automotive journalism, vehicle evaluation and performance testing, Dean joins the Hankook team in a newly created role.
Having raced professionally with Hankook for the past three years including multiple Targa class victories and 2012 Showroom champion, Dean brings a wealth of hands-on product knowledge of the brand, the company and its values. In this time he provided valuable technical feedback which helped tailor Hankook’s Ventus TD Z221 tyre for the local motorsport market.
Dean was founder, publisher and managing editor of Tarmac magazine for six years until its recent closure, as well as public relations for Lotus Cars Australia for three years.
The creation of this position heralds Hankook’s commitment to Australasian motorsport and Dean will be responsible for the management of existing, and development of new motorsport arenas utilising Hankook motorsport tyres, along with internal and external communications.
Hankook is the control motorsport tyre of the DTM German Touring Car Championship, the NZ V8 SuperTourers, the Australian Manufacturers Championship, and is the winning tyre of the 2012 World Time Attack. Hankook is also the control tyre of the 2013 Junior WRC.