World Superbikes

Pirelli To Continue As Single Tire Supplier To World Superbikes Through 2018

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Pirelli is to remain the official tire supplier for the World Superbike championship until at least the end of the 2018 season. The Italian brand has held the contract to supply tires to WSBK since the introduction of control tires back in 2004, and their continued involvement was widely expected. The World Superbike championship, under both Dorna and their predecessors Infront Motor Sports and FG Sport, have been very happy with the job done so far by Pirelli, and there was little reason to change.

Pirelli won the tire contract after a short tender process, but it is not believed that Pirelli had any serious competition for the role. Bridgestone has only just withdrawn from MotoGP, and is considering its involvement in motorsports; Michelin has just taken over the MotoGP contract from Bridgestone, and has its hands full; and Dunlop is focused on its role in Moto2 and Moto3, and showed little interest in expanding into World Superbikes.

The official press release appears below:


Pirelli Official Tyre Supplier for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship for the 2016-2018 seasons

Year: 
2014

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Round Number: 
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Year: 
2014

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Year: 
2014

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Results:

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Results:

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2014 Jerez World Superbike And World Supersport Friday Post-Practice Press Releases

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Round Number: 
10
Year: 
2014

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Results:

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Results:

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Round Number: 
10
Year: 
2014
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