Pirelli Moto Supports North American Roadracing with the Broadest Range of Performance Tires for Every Class of Racer

ROME, GA – March 22, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Pirelli Moto welcomes in the 2012 roadracing season with the broadest range of performance tires yet, including the latest compound and construction Pirelli Diablo Superbike 16.5” Slicks and Rain tires. From entry-level 125GP to EX250 through World Superbike, Pirelli has tires available to fit every particular roadracing need. As a result of playing such a key role in the worldwide roadracing market, Pirelli is in a constant state of tire and compound development in order tobuild high performance racing tires for amateurs to even the very top levelrider.

Following another successful year as Official Supplier to the Superbike World Championship, Pirelli continues to make available the same 16.5” tires raced on the world stage to the North American roadracing community.  These tires compliment the already ample selection of 17” Diablo Superbike Slicks, special compound Diablo Supercorsa tires, Diablo Rosso II tires sized for EX250 racing and Slick tires for the Moto3/125GP class.

Jeff Johnston, Pirelli Moto’s Roadracing Manager for North American states, “Its exciting that we can offer the same top performance products throughout US and Canada to local amateur and professional racers as those raced in World Superbike. This is the philosophy that has accelerated Pirelli’s technological know-how and guaranteed this performance also to its line of street tires.”

The Diablo Superbike 16.5” product range for North America consists of these tires:

Diablo Superbike Slick
Front:  120/75R420 in SC1 and SC2 compounds
Rear:  190/65R420 in SC1 and SC2 compounds

Diablo Superbike Rain
Front:  120/75R420 in SCR1 compound
Rear:  190/65R420 in SCR1 compound

For more information about tire selection, trackside support and product availability, please contact either of these Pirelli distributors:

Eastern U.S. and Canada
Orion Motorsports
http://www.orionmotorsports.ca/

Western U.S.
CT Racing
http://www.ctracetires.com/

Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycles and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli’s Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets. “Like” us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

For further informationplease contact:
Pirelli Communications and Media Relations – NAFTA Region
212. 497. 8825          ptna.pr@pirelli.com

Kevin Allen – Moto PR Manager
917. 232. 8851         kevin.allen@pirelli.com

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