Pirelli to Supply BRC Control Tyre for 3 More Years
Pirelli is to continue as the Official Control Tyre Supplier to the MSA British Rally Championship for a further three years. Dominic Sandivasci, managing director of Pirelli Tyres Ltd said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to continue our long term relationship with the British Rally Championship. This is good news for Teams and Competitors alike, as it provides stability and a foundation which will allow the Championship to continue to flourish. Pirelli is committed to developing young talent with a view to driving the sport forward and our new agreement allows us to continue to do this within the BRC.”
The MSA British Rally Championship will enter its 52nd year in 2010. The Championship recently moved towards a level playing field approach, controlling tyres and fuel as well as restricting cars to production-based machinery.
To reward the challenges faced in the British Rally Championship, the Pirelli Star Driver scheme has already given two talented drivers the chance to contest a whole season in the BRC, with this year’s eventual winner benefitting from the same chance in 2010. The 2008 Star Driver shootout finalists have also been eligible for a share of £10,500 prize money across the season, £6000 already split between Jason Pritchard, Luke Pinder and Andreas Sjolander.