Zhulin and Pirelli Strike First on Track Record at NC Bike
Zhulin’s First Marks Pirelli’s Fourth Track Record of the Season
ATLANTA, Ga. – Vasiliy Zhulin captured Pirelli Tire North America’s fourth absolute motorcycle track record of the 2022 racing season at NC Bike during the Championship Cup Series (CCS) round on Sunday, July 31. Zhulin’s Yamaha YZF-R1 was equipped with Pirelli DIABLO Superbike slicks and proved to be unstoppable on the all-new chicane configuration in Garysburg, North Carolina by setting a lap record of 1:25.226.
“It was our first time at this track and we struggled learning the configuration and setup,” said Zhulin. “We never really got a chance to put a perfect lap together due to the changing conditions and lack of seat time, but the Pirelli front and rear helped overcome those issues and gave us the confidence needed to push hard. The edge grip on the side of Pirelli’s tires is simply unrivaled, whether braking deep into a corner, carrying roll speed through the long sweepers here or shooting out of a corner hard on the throttle.”
Zhulin’s new lap record was set in the Unlimited GP class using Pirelli’s DIABLO Superbike SC1 125/70R17 front and DIABLO Superbike SCX 200/65R17 rear slicks.
“Vasiliy has a long history of working with our Northeast vendor Mike Faillace at Metric Devil Moto,” said Oscar Solis, Senior Racing Manager, Pirelli. “The lap record is evidence of Vasiliy’s continuance of being on the leading edge of performance. We’ve witnessed several racers at several different tracks setting lap records these past few weeks and they’ve all relied on the DIABLO Superbike slicks. Congratulations to Vasiliy!”
Zhulin’s first lap record of the season comes just two weeks after Stefano Mesa set a new best time around Roebling Road Raceway. Racers across North America continue to showcase Pirelli’s DIABLO Superbike range as the go-to tire choice for setting lap records and reaching the top step of the podium when a spec tire rule is not implemented. Reward prizes are offered to riders who set a new motorcycle track record while using Pirelli race compound tires.
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