Pirelli to be exclusive tire supplier for Asia SuperCar Challenge races
Pirelli Competizioni will compete with its Pirelli PZero tires on all the cars entered in the Asia SuperCar Challenge (ASCC), the series for top GT cars in Southeast Asia.
Pirelli will be the exclusive tire supplier for all 10 scheduled races held between March and September. Four will take place on the Shanghai and Sepang (Malaysia) circuits, where Formula One races have taken place for a number of years.
The agreement signed between Pirelli Competizioni and organizers of the series, the SuperCar Club Hong Kong Ltd., confirms the attention the Italian tiremaker intends to pay to China, including on the sporting front, the company says.
In addition, Pirelli has also reached an agreement to supply tires for the American Grand Am series for three years (2008-2010).
Speaking of the ASCC series, Paul Hembery, director of Pirelli Competizioni, said, “This is a championship which is clearly undergoing a phase of growth; it has notable expansion possibilities
as well as interesting drivers and teams, able to assure the public and mass media of extremely spectacular racing with cars of great emotional impact, such as those of Porsche, Ferrari, Lotus,
Mitsubishi and others.
“So to be the exclusive tire supplier to the series is a promotional vehicle –- as well as an excellent commercial channel -– of prime importance for Pirelli products in a situation which is moving towards the future faster than a GT racing car."