April 2 2012.

The newest member of the Diablo family took centre stage at Imola for the first Superstock 1000 FIM Cup race during the World Superbike round yesterday. This year all the riders in this category will use the SC2 compound version of the new Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC tyres in sizes 120/70 ZR17 for the front and 200/55 ZR17 for the rear.

The new Diablo Supercorsa SC, destined solely for competition use, is the evolution of Pirelli's most victorious racing supersport product. First made in 2007,  the Diablo Supercorsa has won 65 races in 18 countries and it has raced in more than 60 national and international open tyre championships in nine countries. In fact, the new Diablo Supercorsa SC is the highest performance street legal racing tyre ever made by Pirelli, designed to hold precise racing lines on straight stretches as well as curves. It provides a profile which favours handling, less wear during track use, unparalleled grip and unprecedented racing performance.

"Simply excellent tyres", was the enthusiastic comment from Troy Bayliss, the Superbike champion who had the opportunity to test them on the Yas Marina track in Abu Dhabi a few weeks ago."These tyres in the SC2 compound brought me back to an absolute total racing feel. I know Pirelli quality well, but this time they've managed to astonish me. Good job, Pirelli!" A feature which was particularly appreciated by the Australian rider is the extraordinary capacity to attack curves in braking with extreme neutrality until reaching the apex, guaranteeing grip and an absolute level of stability in the subsequent acceleration phases.

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