Meet the CEO, Danny van Dongen
Danny was born into a racing family in Zandvoort, Netherlands. He has spent his entire life in motorsports. He began karting at the age of 4 and started racing cars when he was 15. After winning a race scholarship that would secure his future in the sport, Danny went on to become factory race driver for Marcos, Audi and Praga. In 2008 he started Dutch Race Driver Group, which encompasses an FIA licensed racing school at Circuit Zandvoort, a race series, and a track day organization which visits famous places like Nurburgring and Spa Francorchamps. He still competes in various racing events around the world when time allows, including the Creventic 24 Hour Series sponsored by Hankook.
Danny started the Hankook Motorsports distribution in Europe in 2012 and after securing the illustrious Super Car Challenge series, he expanded his reach to reintroduce Hankook Motorsports to North America in 2015. His reputation for honesty, quick communication and a strong background in the sport have allowed him to lead Hankook Motorsports to success in Europe and North America with several multi-year national tire sponsorship contracts and a rapidly growing club racing fan base.