February 14 in Turin was held an event dedicated to the 110th anniversary of Pirelli in Motorsport and the start of the new racing season.
The anniversary was widely celebrated in the National automobile Museum of Turin, home to a unique collection of vehicles created over the past two centuries. It is here to keep Itala 35/45HP, the winner of the mileage of the Beijing-Paris, which marked the beginning of serious interest in Pirelli motorsports and became the first of her glorious achievements.
Champions and representatives of the automakers came together to celebrate the successes of Pirelli – more than 340 titles in 2200 auto and motorcycle racing around the world. The company was congratulated by many famous people – from the current pilots of Formula 1 to legendary racer and four-time Paralympic champion Alessandro Zanardi.
Ferrari congratulated Pirelli Motorsport 110 anniversary
“14 global automakers are collaborating with Pirelli on five continents, – the press service quoted the head of the Pirelli racing programs Mario Isola. Every year with the participation of Pirelli held more than 200 Championships. Only Formula 1 is 50,000 tires per year.
Pirelli does not stand still and is constantly developing and testing new technologies in close cooperation with car manufacturers and test pilots.”
Vice President Pirelli Marco Tronchetti provera said the importance of the development of the company, the use of new technologies.
“110 years is a big date for Pirelli, for all of motorsports and for those who daily drove hundreds of miles on the tires Pirelli driving their cars on public roads, he said. Race is a catalyst for new development. Now allow Pirelli to test 300 omologati per year, which directly affects the quality, control and driving safety”.
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