One of four World Rally Championship tyre suppliers, Pirelli experienced success in the season-closing Wales Rally GB, as Gianluca Linari won the WRC2 Production class, taking the title too, while Fabio Andolfi finished second in the WRC3 category and won class RC4. The wind and rain pummelled event saw Ford Fiesta RS WRC drivers Robert […]
Round two of the 2015 Rally World Championship provided testing conditions for the four tyre suppliers – Michelin, Dmack, Pirelli and Hankook – allowing tyre characteristics to take centre stage. Ice, fresh and melting snow, mud and frozen dirt, meant that studs were employed for winter traction – 384 in each Michelin X-Ice North 3, for example. However, this meant that carrying extra tyres made for faster running, Jacques Morelli, manager of Michelin’s World Rally Championship programme, explained.