Pirelli preparing for second Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup season
With the second season of Pirelli’s involvement as official tire of the SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup fast approaching, both Pirelli and series officials have begun making preparations for the 2010 season.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for race fans – and fans of clean-diesel power – to witness the growth of many successful motorsport careers,” said Tom Gravalos, Pirelli Tire North America’s Vice President of Motorsports, Marketing and O.E Sales. “2009 was Pirelli’s first year sponsoring the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup, and it is a great opportunity to join Volkswagen in supporting some of North America’s top young driving talent in the nation’s first clean diesel racing series again in 2010. Between the SPEED TV broadcasts and seeing the race first-hand from the stands, there are great opportunities for America to engage in the series and see the genesis of great driving talent. As our Motorsports efforts expand in North America, so to will our focus on grassroots, amateur and professional racing. Pirelli Tires are made for the race track, and with over 100 years of Motorsport victories under our belt, we’re excited to grow even more with the world’s first green racing series!”