Pirelli to remain as BSB tyre suppliers until 2020

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MCE British Superbike organisers MSV have confirmed that Pirelli will remain the exclusive supplier of tyres to the championship until at least 2020, after extending their deal with the series.

The Italian manufacturer, who also hold the rights to the World Superbike championship’s similar one-make control tyre, have been the sole tyre supplier since 2008, for not only superbikes but also for supersport, superstock 1000 and 600.

Commenting after the deal was announced, BSB series director Stuart Higgs says that it means that BSB can continue to extend it’s level playing field that has allowed a selection of manufacturers to be fast in the series.

“We are delighted to confirm Pirelli as the Sole Tyre Supplier and Presenting Sponsor after what has been a competitive tender process. This marks the eighth season working together and in that time we have witnessed a level playing field for riders and teams, combined with a great consistency of product.

“This year especially we have seen lap records fall spectacularly, which is particularly impressive when you think we have no electronic aids in BSB and that these times have all been achieved on production tyres. We look forward to another five years of working with Pirelli not just on the track but with continued innovative marketing campaigns to strengthen the link between BSB and Pirelli.”

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer