September 11 2014.

Pirelli has been confirmed as the Official Tyre Supplier for all classes of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship. The agreement confirms Pirelli in its current role of sole tyre supplier for all the classes of the FIM Superbike World Championship until the end of the 2018 season.

The technical partnership established in 20014 between Pirelli and the teams/riders of the series, sees the tyre manufacturer as the longest running control tyre supplier in the history of motorsports at international level. Established with the primary purpose to reduce the overall cost of running the championship, the single tyre formula proposed by Pirelli has steadily increased quality and competitiveness.

Uberto Thun-Hohenstein, Senior Vice President of Pirelli’s Business Unit Moto, said: "Pirelli is proud of this confirmation as Official Tyre Supplier for the top Championship for production derived motorcycles. It is a partnership that has lasted successfully for over a decade thanks to the constant commitment and well-finished service of our racing team that goes to the track every weekend to support the teams and the riders. The quality of our tyres is appreciated not only by the riders but by many motorcyclists all over the world who, thanks to the participation of Pirelli in this championship, have been able to rely on everyday more high performing products. These are all key elements that have certainly influenced in a positive way the choice of Dorna to select us once more as official supplier till 2018".

“We are glad to continue with Pirelli for the next three seasons. This renewal testifies our excellent relationship with the Italian company, a partnership for more than a decade that has always been strong with both the International Motorcycling Federation and the promoter and organiser of the series, and is clear evidence of Pirelli's ongoing and constant ability to innovate and to offer products at the forefront of technology”, added Javier Alonso, WSBK Executive Director.