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Pirelli to Supply FIA GT World Cup, Nations Cup Events

Pirelli named exclusive tire supplier for FIA GT World Cup, new-for-2018 GT Nations Cup…

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Pirelli will once again exclusively equip the FIA GT World Cup in Macau, while also having been named the sole tire supplier for the inaugural FIA GT Nations Cup, which will take place in Bahrain from Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

The Italian tire manufacturer has been the sole supplier to the FIA GT World Cup since it made its debut in 2015 at the Macau Guia circuit.

The event, scheduled for Nov. 15-18, brings together the most prominent GT champions from all over the world, with only gold and platinum drivers admitted, making it the most prestigious race for GT cars on the global calendar.

The FIA GT Nations Cup, meanwhile, will run on the Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain, a well-known Grand Prix venue that offers year-round good weather in the desert.

This new race promoted by SRO Motorsports Group, which will feature a maximum of one car per country, is open to Silver and Bronze-rated drivers.

These latest agreements add to Pirelli’s extensive GT racing portfolio all over the world, which takes in well-known series such as Blancpain GT as well as other international and national GT championships.

More recently, Pirelli has expanded its GT presence in Asia in particular, thanks to series such as Blancpain GT Asia and one-off races like the Suzuka 10 Hours.

Similarly, Pirelli P Zero tires are seen on the majority of prestige and premium road cars, having been chosen thanks to their winning combination of technology, safety and style.

“Pirelli’s exciting agreement with these two prestigious FIA GT events at the end of the year underlines our commitment to GT racing – one of the fastest-growing categories in international motorsport – at the highest level,” said Pirelli’s head of car racing Mario Isola.

“We draw upon the knowledge we have gained not only in Formula 1, but also from all the other GT championships over the world that we regularly equip: an essential and dynamic part of our road car development program.”

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