PIRELLI INCREASES SOLE TYRE COMMITMENT TO THE BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP
February 25 2009.

Pirelli has increased its commitment to the British Superbike Championship for 2009 as the company approaches a second year as sole tyre supplier for both Superbike and Supersport classes.

BSB race teams will now be offered an extra rear compound as part of Pirelli's 6,000 tyre per event commitment at each of the twelve championship rounds. Pirelli's 17 race staff will now offer four superbike compounds and three for supersport, plus wet and intermediate selections.

Pirelli became sole tyre supplier for the two main classes in BSB in 2008 for a three-year deal. The on-track results emphasised the quality of Pirelli's mass production control tyre, and the brand has been credited with levelling the once elite supply hierarchy by giving all riders and teams a fighting chance in the ultra-competitive BSB series.