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Pirelli’s Motorsports Dominance.

Rally car off road, kicking up sand and dirt

The Italian company, Pirelli, have secured a deal to become the sole supplier of control tyres for the World Rally Championship (WRC), winning against MRF, Hankook and Michelin, the current supplier to World Rally Car teams.

The FIA World Motor Sport Council approved Pirelli’s appointment in December 2019, ending a close to 10-year domination by Michelin in the world rally scene.

The deal means that, for the 4 year contract, Pirelli will provide all the tyres for the main WRC Rally1 class and the supporting Rally2 class.

Ford Fiesta RS WRC rally car

Pirelli is already a supplier to the Junior categories in the World and European Rally Championships as well as the Blancpain GT Series.

Pirelli has extensive experience developing motorsport oriented tyres to suit gravel and asphalt events and has been the sole supplier of tyres for Formula 1 since the 2011 season, having just renewed it’s supplier agreement for that series as well, extending for another 4 years until the end of the 2023 season.

This is excellent news for consumers and fans of the Pirelli brand, as any advances in tread design and tyre compounds for motorsports will eventually trickle down to their consumer tyres for both on and off-road use with 2, 4, 6 or more wheels.

Formula 1 tyre, designed by Pirelli

Motorsports encourages innovation and pushing the envelope with radical designs, which may well not be suitable for passenger vehicles, to begin with. However, once a design has time in the real world to develop and mature, it can be tweaked. This results in the creation of a more conservative pattern which still uses the same underlying technology.

Tyrepower Kogarah is your number one Premium Pirelli dealer in Sydney. For product information on the Pirelli catalogue or our other services including new tyres, puncture repairs, pink slip vehicle inspections, wheel alignments and balancing, be sure to contact us today.

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