Pirelli tyre supplier for Canadian green rally
When hearing the name Pirelli your thoughts may turn to Formula One, however the tyre maker also supports races where the highest speed imaginable isn’t the top priority. Such a case is its partnership with the Green Rally of Montréal, formally known as the Rally of Alternative Energies of Montréal and Hydro-Québec. Pirelli will act as the official tyre supplier of the series with its Cinturato ‘Green Performance’ range.
The three-day, 600 kilometre (372 mile) competition is restricted to vehicles utilising alternative energy. Unlike other rallies, the Green Rally of Montréal runs its course on the open road at the legal speed limit. Drivers are challenged to operate their vehicles in the most efficient manner possible, as the consumption index – the relationship between the energy used and the weight of the vehicle – is taken into account in the final scoring.
“We’re truly excited to participate in this year’s Green Rally of Montreal,” said Mattia Bussacchini, president of Pirelli Canada. “The Cinturato tyre has over 60 years of motorsport history and this will be a fantastic way to demonstrate the latest technology and advancements in an increasingly eco-conscious environment.”
The Green Rally of Montréal complies with the International Sporting Code and is a sanctioned race as part of the International Championship of the Alternative Energy Cup organised by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). This year’s race starts on 28 September.