Multiple Victories for Pirelli


Pirelli tyres provided crews with a winning advantage on multiple rallies taking place in the UK and Ireland over the weekend including the Granite City Rally, the Somerset Stages, the Monaghan Stages Rally and the London Rally for Heroes.

In Scotland, Pirelli’s K6 and KM6 Scorpion gravel tyres assisted the top eight finishing crews on the demanding Granite City Rally – round three of the Scottish Rally Championship. However, it was four-time Scottish Rally Champion David Bogie who came out top, winning the event with his ex Colin McRae owned Ford Focus RS WRC equipped with Pirelli tyres.

It was a similar success story for the Italian tyre manufacturer south of the border with another podium lockout for Pirelli on the Somerset Stages, round three of the BTRDA series. Piloting a Subaru Impreza WRC complete with Pirelli’s K6 and KM6 tyres, Connor McCloskey took the overall victory ahead of Charlie Payne in a Ford Focus RS WRC. Kevin Rowledge completed the podium line-up in another Pirelli-equipped Subaru.

Pirelli also starred on Saturday’s London Rally for Heroes: an asphalt rally staged close to the capital which used land belonging to the Ministry of Defence. Gary LeCoadou took the overall victory by over a minute at the wheel of a Pirelli-equipped Toyota Carolla WRC.

In Ireland, Sam Moffett took the win on the Monaghan Stages Rally in a Subaru Impreza WRC which was equipped with Pirelli’s asphalt RX and RE tyres.

Pirelli Tyre UK Motorsport Operations Manager Matthew Corby said: “The fact that Pirelli tyres helped crews take victories on rallies spanning the length and breadth of the country in one weekend is testament to the reliability of our product. Both the K6 and asphalt RX rally tyres performed faultlessly and proves why Pirelli continues to be chosen as the preferred tyre by teams competing on rallies throughout the UK and Ireland. With the Pirelli-supported British Rally Championship nearly upon us, I am looking forward to further success stories in British motorsport at the Pirelli RBF Rally later this month.”

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