Pirelli tyres has announced it is extending its contract with the British Rally Championship for a further two years.
The Italian tyres manufacturer has been providing control tyres to the series since 2007, with the previous agreement due for completion at the end of 2012.
However, as part of its ongoing commitment to national-level motorsport, Pirelli has signed a deal with BRC organisers to ensure it is sole tyre provider until the end of 2014.
Carl Naylor, motorsport manager for Pirelli, said: “Each of the six rallies have different surfaces and challenges that place a whole range of demands upon the tyre.
“This not only enables the drivers to learn a range of driving skills and techniques, but means that they have to learn tyre control and strategy; an important part of being a world-class rally driver.
“We have provided the Pirelli Scorpion K6 gravel tyre and K4 tarmac tyre to the series for a number of years now and drivers have found them to be extremely durable and reliable while offering them the grip required of these demanding rally stages.
“We’re really pleased to be able to commit to the BRC for a further two years and believe that with all the changes being made this year, it’s going to be a very exciting series to be involved in. This deal also takes in the Pirelli Star Driver programme for 2013 and 2014.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office