ADAC tyre test: Why Pirelli’s results were missing

Same tyre model, different performance; Pirelli speaks of a ‘lapse in quality management’ (Photo: ADAC)

This year’s ADAC test of 15-inch tyres for small and compact cars included the comment that a Pirelli tyre took part in the test, but was not included in the final results table as the testers noticed “marked variations” in performance for a number of test criteria. This caused a few raised eyebrows, given its publication on the very day that allegations of tyre test rigging by Nokian Tyres surfaced, so contacted the ADAC to find out more.

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