Pirelli will remain the sole-tire supplier for the World Superbike series through 2015, a continuation of the relationship begun between the Italian tire company and Infront Motor Sports in 2004. Along with supplying the Superbike class, Pirelli will continue to supply World Supersport, the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, and the UEM Superstock 600 European Championship through the end of the 2015 season as well.
“We are delighted to be able to renew the contract with Pirelli until the completion of the 2015 season. Eight years of working together have provided results that go way beyond our highest expectations. Once again we can count on a tyre supplier, whose commitment to the product, service and development is second to none,” said Paolo Flammini, CEO of Infront Motor Sports.
He continued by noting that Pirelli has spent the past years “providing stability to the championships and contributing enormously to their success. We would like to thank them for their commitment and support and look forward once again to a long-term future together.” This contribution to WSBK racing has continued despite Pirelli’s added workload in winning the position as exclusive tire supplier to Formula One. That step that has required considerable developmental work, as the car series has demanded a tire that degrades more quickly to add excitement to the show of racing with additional pit stops.
Meanwhile, “Pirelli is very happy to be chosen again as Official Tyre Supplier to World Superbike, the production-based world racing series which remains close to passionate fans,” said Uberto Thun, the managing director of Pirelli’s Motorcycle Division. He continued, “Our Diablo tyres’ performance and quality were key elements in helping Infront to again select us. This new contract confirms our dedication to WSBK.”