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Dec 8, 2001

Honda To Use Pirelli In World Supersport

From a press release:<BR><BR>HONDA CHOOSES PIRELLI FOR TITLE ASSAULT<BR><BR>Honda UK's new World Supersport championship team will use Pirelli tyres for its challenge on the 2002 title.<BR><BR>CBR600F Sport Honda-mounted pair Karl Muggeridge and John McGuinness will begin their pre-season testing programme at the Valencia circuit in Spain<BR>next week with the new Pirelli Supercorsa tyres.<BR><BR>Honda UK team manager Roger Harvey commented: "We have monitored Pirelli's progress and commitment at World Supersport level over recent years. Their<BR>success in the 2001 championship is reason enough to be certain they are capable of winning races and the title."<BR><BR>He added: "The success Pirelli enjoyed with Pere Riba and Fabien Foret is something we are determined to equal in 2002 and we¹re certain Pirelli share the same ambitions."<BR><BR>Muggeridge raced on Pirelli tyres to his debut World Supersport win at Brands Hatch, UK in 2000 and knows their potential, he said: "Pirelli are<BR>constantly improving the product and the tyres I used in qualifying and racing in 2000 have left me no doubt that they are capable of taking the<BR>title."<BR><BR>Pirelli¹s International Racing Manager Eddie Roberts commented: "In Karl and John and the package surrounding this new team I¹m sure we¹re looking forward to a very exciting 2002 season. For Pirelli to complement the team and challenge for the world championship with them was an easy decision to make."