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Jun 11, 2008

Pirelli And Fans Raised $5000 For Roadracing World Action Fund, Racing 2 Save Lives During AMA/SBK Event At Miller

Rome, GA At the inaugural dual round of World Superbike/AMA Superbike races at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, Pirelli entertained fans who helped raise $5,000 for two powerful charities: Racing 2 Save Lives and the Roadracing World Action Fund. Pirelli would like to thank these fans for their support of these two charities.

To support these funds Pirelli sold spectators numerous sporting items such as books, hats and T-shirts, donating 100% of the proceeds to these two well known and proactive funds. Racing 2 Save Lives raises funds for children's charities while the Roadracing World Action Fund is dedicated to protecting the safety of racers.

Sharon Foxworthy, President of Racing 2 Save Lives, said, "We're delighted with this unexpected donation from Pirelli and racing fans to our foundation, and our volunteers had a great time working this event with the Pirelli people. Since our fund was created in 2004, this latest donation has pushed our total raised for various children's charities to over $200,000. This event nicely complements our regular fundraising activities of hosting track days around the country at tracks like Miller Motorsports Park and Virginia International Raceway." To learn more about attending the July 3 6 event at Miller, or the August 11 16 event at VIR, please visit: www.racing2savelives.com.

Roadracing World Action Fund's Vice President, Trudy Ulrich, commented, "This fund has served racers since 2001, and this great gift takes our new total of funds raised to over $600,000. The use of soft barriers has saved lives and reduced injuries more than any other option for absorbing impact. Our fund helps educate the public and increase race track safety by purchasing soft barriers and deploying and demonstrating their use at various race tracks throughout the United States, and by providing motorcycle racing safety education at our website. Since the fund was created many tracks and racing organizations have bought soft barriers on their own, significantly increasing racer's safety throughout America." To learn more about making racers safer or to make a donation, go to: ~http://actionfund.roadracingworld.com~.

Pirelli Tire North America specializes in the manufacture and marketing of high-performance tires for passenger vehicles, motorcycles and motorsports. An industry leader in technology and quality, Pirelli operates its highly advanced Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) in Rome, Georgia, to better serve the North American OEM and Replacement markets. For more information please visit: www.us.pirelli.com.