Orion Motorsports Realigns Pirelli Roadrace and Track Day Sales in Southeast U.S.

ROME, GA – March 20, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Beginning March 15, Pirelli roadrace tire sales and service will undergo changes in the southeastern United States. Chris Jensen of Motorcycle Powerhouse will no longer be servicing the area; for the immediate future, long time Pirelli roadrace tire distributor Leon Eddins of Competition Motorsports South will sell and service southeastern US WERA and CCS events. “On behalf of Orion Motorsports and Pirelli, we’d like to thank Chris for the service provided,” said Jeff Johnston, Motorcycle Roadracing Manager for Pirelli Tire North America.  “We wish him the best of luck in his future business endeavors.”

Contact information for all Pirelli roadrace tire distributors in the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada is available here: http://www.orionmotorsports.ca/us/findadealer.php. For the entire range of Pirelli roadrace 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.


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 marquee championships 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).

For further information please contact:
Pirelli Communications and Media Relations – NAFTA Region
212. 497. 8820          ptna.pr@pirelli.com