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Jul 28, 2013

Pirelli Claims Four New U.S. Track Records So Far In 2013

PIRELLI ROAD RACING TIRES CONQUER MOTORCYCLE TRACK RECORDS ACROSS THE U.S.

Rome, Georgia – An eventful summer for Pirelli Tire North America has culminated in four new track records, all by riders on bikes shod with V2 Pirelli Slicks, the Italian tire manufacturer’s latest road racing tires.

“The new World Superbike spec slicks have been optimized across the board and are helping these racers do some amazing things this year,” commented Jeff Johnston, Moto Road Racing Manager for Pirelli North America. “Everything from the carcass to the compounds has been changed and improved for 2013 and these 4 records are proof of that.”

On April 24 at the WERA West Races, Jeremy Toye set a track record at the Las Vegas Classic Course with a time of 1:15.2. Danny Kelsey followed with a 1:14.7 on May 18 at a CMRA race event at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit. Less than a week later, on May 26, Bruno Silva set a new track record of 1:16.2 at the Palm Beach International Raceway during the CCS Florida race event. And most recently on July 14, Ryan Sutton set the new motorcycle record of 1:39.4 during the July 14 WMRRA race event at Ridge M/S Park.

For the entire range of Pirelli road race and track day tires including the new 17” World Superbike Spec Slicks, contact Orion Motorsports in Eastern US and Canada at www.orionmotosports.ca or CT Racing in Western US via www.ctracetires.com.

PIRELLI

Founded in 1872, Pirelli is the fifth largest tire manufacturer in the world in terms of sales. Present in over 160 countries, Pirelli has 22 manufacturing sites and employs approximately 36,000 people around the world. Pirelli is a leading producer of premium tires due to its commitment to R&D. Successfully competing in motorsport since 1907, Pirelli is the exclusive supplier of the Superbike world championship, many single marqueechampionships around the world, and above all it is the sole supplier for the Formula 1 championship for the 3-year period 2011-13.

Pirelli Tire North America (PTNA) services NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) member countries through its Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) facility and research and development center at its Rome, Georgia headquarters, its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Silao, Mexico and its New York City, Montreal and Mexico City sales and marketing offices. The company manufactures, distributes and markets original equipment and replacement tires for export and domestic car/motorcycle applications (US, CA, MX) and Agro/Heavy Truck platforms (MX).