Pirelli has renewed its range of products for GT racing at the Blancpain GT Series’ official test and media days at Paul Ricard, France. The main category of the Blancpain GT Series, with Pirelli as a long-term partner, is GT3, in which 15 brands are represented with 28 different models of car. The new slick tyre for the 2017 Blancpain GT Series, which takes in both sprint and endurance races, is called the P Zero DHD. Its new front and rear construction makes the tyre more suitable for the current field of GT3 cars, including a new profile, an optimised contact patch, and a new front size: 325/680-18 (previously 315/680-18).
Pirelli will return to the FFSA French GT Championship next year as part of the new-look GT4 European Series promoted by SRO Motorsports Group. As exclusive tyre supplier to the championship, Pirelli will supply two commercially available, 18-inch P Zero fitments: The DH slick tyre for dry conditions and the WH patterned tyre for rain.
Dunlop Motorsport has been chosen to be the Official Tyre Partner for the launch of the ‘Aston Martin GT4 Cup’ – a prestigious new UK GT4 race series for Aston Martin V8 Vantage race cars. The new series will be strongly promoted in 2015 with a full calendar of events across the UK. The races will be organised by Aston Club Racing who have vast experience in organising racing series for modern and historic Aston Martins.