“The 2015 tyre range will be on track at Jerez in just a few days from now, but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy looking back on the classic 2014 season from a tyre point of view.”
The French tyre manufacturer is set to take over from Bridgestone as the exclusive tyre supplier to the series in 2016. Aoyama will be at all pre-season MotoGP tests, which will feature at least one day of testing on Michelin tyres for the factory test riders.
The inclusion of Bridgestone in the 2015 MA Homologated Tyre List means that riders competing for this year’s ASBK Championship have a choice of four tyre brands.
Kubica’s four fastest times came on three different types of surface – ranging from ice to dry asphalt – using three different types of Pirelli tyres. The Pole was fastest on Sottozero tyres, with and without studs, as well as on the RKSS supersoft tyre
Kubica scored two outright rally wins last year using Pirelli tyres and will continue his partnership with the Milan manufacturer when he enters his third WRC season. Also using Pirelli tyres are Czech driver Martin Prokop, who switched to the Italian firm in Spain last October and has proved to be a regular points finisher…
The agreement will continue to see all riders competing on Dunlop rubber across the intermediate and lightweight classes of the FIM MotoGPTM World Championship, plus all bikes sporting the company’s logos and riders being awarded with Dunlop caps for finishing Grands Prix in podium positions.
“We’ve been involved in the World Rally Championship since it was created in 1973, recently sponsoring schemes such as the Pirelli Star Driver programme and WRC Academy to underline our commitment to the series…”
Former grand prix winner Robert Kubica has won the Monza Rally using Pirelli tyres on a Ford Fiesta RS WRC, in complicated mixed conditions where tyre choice was fundamental to victory.
Following his spectacular return to WRC action in Spain last month, Ken Block will be back on Pirelli tyres for the American’s Monza debut, driving his distinctive Ford Fiesta RS WRC
At the final in-season test of the year, held straight after the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Pirelli’s 2015 tyres were seen for the first time