British Superbikes: British Superbikes and British Supersport on Pirelli tyres for 2008

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British Superbike and British Supersport will run on Pirelli control tyres for the next three seasons.

The decision to select Pirelli was announced this morning in a press statement from the MRCB, the governing body of British Superbikes and read:

Following the issue of an Invitation to Tender for the rights to exclusively supply the tyres to teams competing in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 MCRCB British Superbike and Supersport Championships, the Motorcycle Circuit Racing Control Board have carefully considered the bids received.

After deliberation the MCRCB have selected, subject to contract PIRELLI UK Tyres Limited.

Commenting on the announcement; Stuart Higgs, British Superbike Series Director said: “This is a landmark moment for the British Championships.  For the selected bidder it represents a great opportunity and responsibility, which I am confident that Pirelli can fulfil. 

“This will be a great leveller for the championships and I relish the start of the on-track competition. 

“In making the announcement of the selected bidder, I also acknowledge the obvious disappointment, the long standing contribution and the professionalism during this process of Dunlop, however the decision was confined strictly to determining the fulfilment of the requirements of the tender and the MCRCB’s sporting objectives.”

Information concerning the technical and economic supply details will be released in due course.

Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin