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Pirelli’s season of success on British shores

Pirelli’s season of success on British shores

Wednesday 13th December 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2017, Pirelli supported a wide range of different racing and rallying competition in Britain, including GT racing, F3 and rallying.

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EV tyres: does the Tesla Model X give us a glimpse of the future?

EV tyres: does the Tesla Model X give us a glimpse of the future?

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

With recent legislation aiming to banish non-electric vehicles from both showrooms and city centres (starting with Oxford, which wants them gone by 2020) car manufacturers are preparing for electric power to become the mainstream. Electric propulsion has emerged by consensus as the future of driving, rather than other alternative technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells.

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Pirelli-supported Autosport Awards celebrate 2017 winners

Pirelli-supported Autosport Awards celebrate 2017 winners

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The Autosport Awards, sponsored by Pirelli, took place in London on Sunday to celebrate achievements across motorsport in 2017. In addition to its event sponsorship, the tyre maker sponsored a number of the awards. Four-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton was named International Racing Driver of the Year and British Competition Driver of the Year, while his Mercedes team won the Racing Car of the Year award for the fourth year in a row.

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38,788 tyres and 120kg of parmesan cheese – Pirelli’s year in F1

38,788 tyres and 120kg of parmesan cheese – Pirelli’s year in F1

Wednesday 6th December 2017 | 0 Comments

This year’s Formula 1 season ended with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix late last month and preparations are already under way for 2018. Looking back over its year as exclusive tyre supplier to the championship, Pirelli has presented statistics from its 2017 season.

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Multi-compound: Pirelli launching Diablo Rosso Corsa II

Multi-compound: Pirelli launching Diablo Rosso Corsa II

Monday 4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Drawing upon experience gained during its 15 years as official tyre supplier to the FIM Superbike World Championship, Pirelli says it has now merged its best technologies from racetrack and road to produce the Diablo Rosso Corsa II. This latest member of the Diablo family will be available worldwide from January 2018.

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Pirelli returning to WRC in 2018

Pirelli returning to WRC in 2018

Monday 4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Following a year off in 2017, Pirelli will return to the World Rally Championship from next year. The tyre maker has already homologated new products for the latest generation of WRC car as well as the feeder WRC2 category. In addition, from next year Pirelli also commences exclusive tyre supply for the Junior World Rally Championship, a series dedicated to drivers born later than 1 January 1989 and contested using identical R2-class Ford Fiestas. The winner will become the owner of a brand-new Fiesta R5 together with a tyre, fuel and free rally entries package towards the 2019 WRC2 season.

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Pirelli IPO marks landmark in new ownership structure

Pirelli IPO marks landmark in new ownership structure

Monday 4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

If Pirelli’s sale to the ChemChina-led consortium in 2015, along with the legal and integration work in 2016 wasn’t enough, 2017 is proving to have been another complex and busy year for Pirelli. The last 12 months have seen the company pass two key landmarks in its post-acquisition strategy: the separation of the industrial tyre business (including industrial, truck, OTR and agricultural operations) into the new Prometeon Tyre Group in the first part of year; and the successful re-listing of the Pirelli in the autumn. The latest news is that Pirelli’s major shareholder – Marco Polo International - has increased its shareholding in Pirelli following the IPO by exercising a greenshoe option.

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Teams try out 2018 Pirelli F1 range

Teams try out 2018 Pirelli F1 range

Thursday 30th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Testing of Pirelli’s 2018 Formula 1 tyres took place at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit over a two-day period this week, and following the conclusion of proceedings the tyre maker is proud to report that four-time and current champion Lewis Hamilton has declared the new PZero Pink hypersoft tyre the “best tyre Pirelli has ever made.”

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Pirelli and Politecnico Milan renew research partnership

Tuesday 28th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli and the University of Milan have renewed a new three-year research deal signed by Marco Tronchetti Provera – Pirelli’s executive vice chairman and CEO – and Ferruccio Resta, rector of the Politecnico University. The original Joint Labs agreement dates back to 2011 with the aim of developing innovative tyre technology for the future.

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Hypersoft and Superhard options joining Pirelli’s F1 range in 2018

Hypersoft and Superhard options joining Pirelli’s F1 range in 2018

Tuesday 28th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Changes such as those seen this year won’t be a hallmark of the Formula 1 tyre range Pirelli offers teams in 2018, however the tyre maker says this doesn’t mean it hasn’t been busy. In line with its aim of ensuring an average of two pit stops at most races, two extra compounds and sidewall colours will join the Pirelli Formula 1 tyre range in 2018. The line-up previewed by the tyre maker at last weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix also includes fresh constructions, compounds and working ranges.

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McLaren teams with Pirelli to deliver winter package

McLaren teams with Pirelli to deliver winter package

Monday 27th November 2017 | 0 Comments

McLaren, the British creator of luxury sports and super cars, has paired with tyre partner Pirelli to deliver a new winter wheel and tyre package for McLaren Sports Series models.

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Pirelli – returning to a field near you

Pirelli – returning to a field near you

Friday 17th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Prometeon Tyre Group isn’t maintaining a presence at this year’s Agritechnica, however that doesn’t mean the new Pirelli agricultural line is entirely absent from the show. Heuver Tyrewholesale is displaying the Pirelli PHP at its stand in its capacity as distributor of the Pirelli agricultural range in several European markets, including Benelux and Germany. A Heuver Tyrewholesale representative commented that negotiations to determine UK distribution rights were “still ongoing” at the time Agritechnica commenced.

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TP Commercial Solutions partners with Dynamic Tire in Canada

Thursday 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

TP Commercial Solutions LLC is partnering with Dynamic Tire to distribute its products in Canada. This new partnership is a big boost for the Pirelli-owned brand of commercial truck and fleet tires to continue its North American expansion since it product roll-out earlier this year of the Pentathlon D, Formula Driver II, G:85 Series and Pentathlon C tyres.

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Aeolus hosts more than 200 in Italy for launch of Neo commercial tyre series

Aeolus hosts more than 200 in Italy for launch of Neo commercial tyre series

Tuesday 14th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Aeolus has launched its third generation of truck and bus radial tyres in a large dealer event on the shores – and water – of Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. Readers of Tyres & Accessories will know that this location is highly appropriate for the Chinese company; the introduction of the new, extensive product range comes at a moment when the ChemChina produced brand is preparing for its future positioning as a second-line sister range to Pirelli in the commercial segment. While the exact relationship of Pirelli and Aeolus continues to be fluidly complex, the Italian brand’s recent separation of its commercial tyre operations under the Prometeon Tyre Group banner give a good indication of where Aeolus commercial tyres are heading.

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We’re all mad here – Pirelli unveils Alice-themed Cal

We’re all mad here – Pirelli unveils Alice-themed Cal

Friday 10th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The Pirelli Calendar is a survivor. While other pin-up calendars from within our industry have long been banished to workshop tearooms to avoid offending customers, Pirelli’s handiwork is hailed as iconic by countless people around the world, including those ignorant of the company’s day job as tyre maker. Followers of this most famous of all corporate freebie calendars eagerly await the launch of a new edition, and today their cup of joy is surely overflowing. At a high-budget event in New York, Pirelli has unveiled next year’s Cal.

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