Metzeler Renews National Superstock Tyre Supply Agreement
Pirelli recently renewed its tyre supply commitments to the British Superbike (BSB) and Supersport Championships, and now the company’s Metzeler brand has been confirmed as the control tyre supplier for the 1000ccc and 600cc National Superstock championships for a further five years. The German based manufacturer says these two “important production based classes within the prestigious MCE British Superbike series” have great importance as they offer Metzeler the chance to demonstrate the quality of its ‘over the counter’ tyres.
In the five years since signing on as sole tyre supplier, Metzler says both Superstock championships have proven “incredibly competitive”, and the tyre maker notes that with young riders competing alongside professional racers and major manufacturers using the series to showcase their production road machines, Superstock is a “vital proving-ground” for Metzeler’s Interact range of tyres. The regulations governing the National Superstock 600 and 1000 championships on both the bikes and tyres used ensure a direct link between road customers, track day users and the racers on the track; Metzeler says the Interact has “delivered high performing and consistent lap record times in these classes, proving the value of racing to ongoing product development.”
“Metzeler is pleased to confirm a further five years of involvement after really setting the precedent for one make tyre racing back in 2005,” commented Metzeler racing manager Jason Griffiths. “The relevance for the customers of Metzeler Interact tyres cannot be underestimated as this is a direct proving-ground for the product. We’ve seen close, competitive racing right through the two classes and lap records being broken almost every weekend. With different motorcycle manufacturers taking race wins, this is a high-level showcase for Metzeler tyres. Renewing the relationship for a further five years will bring continuity to both riders and teams as well as the ongoing development of Metzeler tyres for production motorcycles.”