Italian tyre firm Pirelli, the official supplier to Formula One, is delighted to strengthen its links with endurance racing, following the plans announced by series promoter Stephane Ratel at the Spa 24 Hours in Belgium today.
Co. Tyrone’s Alastair Fisher and Elfyn Evans will resume their battle in the Pirelli-backed WRC Academy when the competitive series returns after a nine-week break for next week’s Neste Oil Rally Finland (2-4 August).
Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli has been honoured as Porsche AG’s supplier of the year award for 2011.
Pirelli tyres excelled on the Aer Lingus Motor Club [ALMC] Rally last weekend with the top four classified crews all using Pirelli’s highly-competitive RX7 and RX9 asphalt tyres.
Pirelli has provided motorsport students from Myerscough College with competition tyres to help them on their quest to build a Ford Fiesta R2 as part of their course.
Pirelli, the official tyre supplier to Formula One, has confirmed it will support this year’s National Motorsport Week 2012 that is due to take place from 30 June to 8 July.
Pirelli has presented its new Cinturato P7 Blue, its first tyre to be awarded an ‘AA’ rating under the new European tyre label regulations.
The third round of the Pirelli-supported MINI Challenge will feature as part of next weekend’s MINI festival celebrations at Brands Hatch Indy (16-17 June).
By using a two-stop sprint strategy, McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton became the seventh winner from seven grands prix this year, overtaking Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in in the last eight laps to claim a spectacular victory by 2.5 seconds. Hamilton now leads the drivers’ championship by two points: the sixth change
Pirelli has completed the first testing phase of Cyber Fleet: the system that transmits tyre data in real time to drivers and fleet managers using electronic sensors and telemetry.
Pirelli has revealed the new Cinturato P7 Blue designed to offer cars with medium-sized engines increased mileage, reduced braking distances and lower rolling resistance.