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11 Mar 2016

From the road to the track with Pirelli

Pirelli has been working with Porsche to develop tyres specifically for their road cars.

Pirelli has been working with Porsche to develop tyres specifically for their road cars for a number of years.

In fact, all new Porsche tyres since 1988 have been identified by a numbered N marking symbolising the tyre has been designed specifically for Porsche. The most common homologation for Porsche with Pirelli is the latest evolution of the legendary P Zero tyre: the same name that appears on the sidewalls of the five slick tyres that Pirelli supplies for Formula One. It stands for performance, technology, and control.

Pirelli’s partnership with the marque doesn’t stop at road cars; the Italian brand has been supporting Porsche Club GB Motorsport since 2013 and will continue to do so for the next two years.

As part of this agreement Pirelli provides a number of tyres throughout the Porsche Club Championship and every Porsche on the grid will not only be shod with the Pirelli motorsport slick or wet tyre, the car will also carry the Pirelli logo, which is synonymous with motorsport. 

The Championship, which starts on 30th April 2016 at Brands Hatch, is a 16-race series specifically designed for production-based Porsches. It features three classes including all the Porsche’s you would expect to see competing including the Carrera, Boxster, Cayman and 911 amongst others. Races take place at many of the UK’s major circuits and last 25 minutes, giving drivers ample track time.

Pirelli and motorsport
Formula One of course makes up a large part of Pirelli’s global motorsport commitment but it doesn’t stop there. Pirelli supports a number of national championships in four other key disciplines: single-seaters, touring cars, GT cars and rallying.

In the UK these include the British GT Championship (for the first time in 2016), GT Cup, Dutch Supercar Challenge, BRDC Formula 4 Championship, MSVR F3 Cup, Time Attack Championship, Endurance Racing Series, British Rally Championship, BRTDA Rally Series, the RAC Historic Rally Championship, Scottish Rally Championship plus the Irish Tarmac and Forest Championship. All these varied activities ensure that Pirelli tyres are prominent at all levels of motorsport and in all disciplines.

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