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Pirelli plant to close as part of Brazil investment

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli is investing in production modernisation in Brazil, and as was recently the case at Goodyear in Germany, there are winners and losers. The latter includes the workforce at the company’s motorcycle tyre plant in Gravataí, Rio Grande do Sul, which is expected to close sometime in the next couple of years.

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McLaren makes 20,000th car

McLaren makes 20,000th car

13th May 2019 | 0 Comments

McLaren Automotive made its 20,000th hand-assembled car at its McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey. The 20,000th car built was a right-hand drive 600LT Spider in Chicane Grey from the brand’s Sports Series line-up. Launched only last summer as the next chapter in the McLaren ‘Longtail’ story, all production slots for the Coupe variant have already been filled. It has been fitted with Pirelli Trofeo R tyres.

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Paolo Roversi to shoot 2020 Pirelli Calendar

Paolo Roversi to shoot 2020 Pirelli Calendar

13th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Paolo Roversi has been given the remit of snapping pics for the 2020 Pirelli Calendar. The Italian-born, Paris-based photographer brings half a century of experience to the role. Pirelli comments that Roversi is “considered one of the most talented contemporary photographers, above all for his style which is personal and highly recognisable.” 

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Formula 2: Pirelli supplying 18” tyres from 2020

Formula 2: Pirelli supplying 18” tyres from 2020

13th May 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2021, Formula 1 will bid farewell to 13-inch rims and tyres with chubby sidewalls, with the switch to an 18-inch dimension taking place that season. The onus falls upon exclusive tyre supplier Pirelli to develop rubber for the 2021 F1 cars, and Pirelli says its development will be greatly aided by the adoption of the 18-inch tyre size in ‘feeder’ series Formula 2 from 2020.

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Pirelli at Silverstone Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup round 2

Pirelli at Silverstone Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup round 2

10th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Silverstone will host the 3 Hours of Silverstone this weekend, round two of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, exclusively supplied by Pirelli. This follows the opening round of the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe, which took place 160km down the road at Brands Hatch last weekend. The Lamborghini Super Trofeo will feature too, and the entire grid will also run on Pirelli rubber.

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McErlean wins Pirelli International Rally double

McErlean wins Pirelli International Rally double

3rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli-equipped Junior British Rally Championship driver Josh McErlean won his second straight win in the category on the Pirelli International Rally. McErlean and co-driver Keaton Williams followed their asphalt triumph on the West Cork Rally by leading the way on the gravel stages of Kielder Forest. The Peugeot 208 R2 pair took victory by 53 seconds.

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Pirelli supported Ferrari Challenge UK holds prologue test

Pirelli supported Ferrari Challenge UK holds prologue test

3rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

The new Ferrari Challenge UK has held a prologue test at Brands Hatch ahead of its first ever season. 20 Ferrari 488 Challenge cars in action on the Indy circuit at Brands Hatch, many of them being driven by their owners for the first time. The Ferrari Challenge UK is the first national championship to be operated by Ferrari, alongside its European, North American and Asia Pacific series: all with tyres supplied by Pirelli. The inaugural season features rounds at Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Croft and Silverstone.

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UK hosts Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe opener, supported by Pirelli

UK hosts Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe opener, supported by Pirelli

2nd May 2019 | 0 Comments

The opening round of the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe takes place this weekend at Brands Hatch in the UK, with Pirelli supplying the tyres. It will be the sixth outing of the sprint-format series at the circuit, which will host the event on its 3.9km grand prix layout, including the famous Paddock Hill bend, one of the track’s few overtaking spots.

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Pirelli: ‘Green Performance’ now half of all tyre sales

Pirelli: ‘Green Performance’ now half of all tyre sales

26th April 2019 | 0 Comments

A decade ago, around 20 per cent of Pirelli tyres were made according to the company’s Green Performance strategy – with new production systems, reduced environmental impact and low energy consumption. The tyre maker reports this figure reached 49.8 per cent of sales last year, up from 43.5 per cent in 2017. Green Performance tyres accounted for 57.5 per cent of Pirelli’s High Value product sales.

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Pirelli International Rally marks Pirelli’s 50th anniversary in Carlisle

Pirelli International Rally marks Pirelli’s 50th anniversary in Carlisle

25th April 2019 | 0 Comments

50 years of Pirelli's association with Carlisle will be marked by the ceremonial start of the Pirelli International Rally taking place at its Dalston Road factory, with 19 British Rally Championship crews setting off with Pirelli rubber fitted to their cars this Saturday.

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Let your luggage roll on Pirellis…

Let your luggage roll on Pirellis…

16th April 2019 | 0 Comments

High performance tyres for your suitcase? Not quite, but at least the name offers go-fast cred. Pirelli has paired with Montblanc to launch a new limited edition trolley collection.

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Pirelli introduces new Diablo track compound tyres for 2019

Pirelli introduces new Diablo track compound tyres for 2019

15th April 2019 | 0 Comments

This year a new range of Pirelli Diablo tyres geared towards track use will be brought to market. The additions for 2019 include: New compounds for the Diablo Superbike slick in the standard 200/60 ZR 17 rear and 120/70 ZR 17 front sizes; a new SCX solution (ExtraSoft) for the Diablo Superbike slick in size 200/65; larger Diablo Superbike Slicks in 200/65 ZR17 rear (SC0 compound) and 125/70 ZR17 front (SC1 compound); a new Diablo Rain rear tyre in size 200/60 ZR 17, available in two different compounds; and a new Diablo Supercorsa SC, the third generation of this range to be introduced.

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Prince Charles visits Pirelli’s Carlisle tyre plant

Prince Charles visits Pirelli’s Carlisle tyre plant

8th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The Pirelli tyre plant in Carlisle hosted a royal guest today to mark its 50th year of operation. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was welcomed at the plant by Marco Tronchetti Provera, chief executive officer and executive vice-chairman of Pirelli, along with Andrew Mitchell, HM Trade Commissioner for Europe, and Raffaele Trombetta, Italy’s Ambassador to the UK, senior Pirelli management and many employees.

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Angel GT II: Pirelli aims to rewrite the rules

Angel GT II: Pirelli aims to rewrite the rules

8th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The successor to the Pirelli Angel GT sport touring tyre has arrived. Pirelli says the Angel GT II was designed “with the aim of rewriting the rules of the sport touring segment” thanks to its mileage, handling and grip, especially in the wet. It calls the an “evolution of the Italian brand’s interpretation of the Gran Turismo concept.”

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Pirelli appoints Sugden commercial director, UK and Eire

Pirelli appoints Sugden commercial director, UK and Eire

8th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has appointed Jason Sugden commercial director for United Kingdom and Eire. Sugden joined Pirelli 31 years ago as part of the sales team, working his way up to sales director. In his new role, based in Burton-upon-Trent, he will be responsible for the company’s replacement commercial business.

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