Pirelli Tyres to continue to supply MSA British Rally Championship

rally 16th January 2012

Pirelli has agreed to a two-year extension that will see the Italian firm continue to provide tyres to the MSA British Championship.

Pirelli Tyres have been used as the control compound for the driving series since 2007.

The agreement between the organisers and the tyre manufacturer had previously been set to conclude at the end of this year.

However, the new deal means that Pirelli will remain  the sole tyre provider of the sport until the end of 2014.

Speaking after the extension was confirmed, Pirelli motorsport manager Carl Naylor expressed his delight at the agreement.

He noted that with each of the six rallies of the championship taking place on different surfaces, the Pirelli tyres used have been designed to promote driving skill over speed.

“We have provided the Pirelli Scorpion K6 gravel tyre and K4 tarmac tyre to the series for a number of years now," he said.

"Drivers have found them to be extremely durable and reliable while offering them the grip required of these demanding rally stages."

Pirelli also currently supply tyres to the Formula One World Championship, with its latest compounds set to be unveiled later this month.

Posted by Danielle Barge