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Pirelli Rally tyres are making animpact on the Monte-Carlo Rally-Motorsport on Twitter

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Fourth stage win of the #RallyeMC2015 for Robert Kubica, this time using Pirelli Rally supersoft tyres to win SS10 by 33s! pic.twitter.com/v2DWiHiLTA

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Another win from Pirelli Rally tyres.

Pirelli Rally tyres date back to 1973

There is no doubt about it that Pirelli are very closely linked to the beginning of motorsport as we know it today. The Italian’s first ever victory, came in the then prestigious Peking to Paris race in 1907. Even after such an early start to the development of tyres, Pirelli started to develop the knowledge to develop different compounds and tread patterns, that would affect the performance of their tyres in racing events, for example different tyres for different weather conditions and road surfaces.
Pirelli rally tyres were involved in the World Rally Championships (WRC) way back at the start in 1973 and the cars that have rallied on the Pirelli rally tyres have won no fewer than 25 championship races and at one period they became the official tyre suppliers to the WRC series, a thing that they are now emulating in Formula 1 racing.
In my opinion the rally tyres are the most difficult to develop due to their demanding challenges, they have to endure not only the weather, but massive differences in the type of terrain that the tyres operate on. The Pirelli rally tyres have to be good in conditions from snow and ice to dust dry mountainous conditions that you can get in some South American rallies, such as in Argentina.

Pirelli Rally tyres now active in the European Rally Championships

Bringing things back up to date, Pirelli rally tyres have had a great start to the 2014 rally season taking the first three places in the Janner rally in Austria, in the first round of the European championships. Ford Fiesta R5’s took first and third place with the two Fords being split by the puegeot 207 super 2000 driven by Robert Consani.
The cars were driving on hard packed snow and ice and were fitted with Pirelli rally 135/85×15 SA15 containing 2mm studs that were designed for the 15 inch wheels.
The Pirelli rally tyres performed to the top of their abilities and proved decisive to the results with the performance on the ice and snow second to none.
I always bring up the fact that in the seventies I was one of the guys that was part of the Goodyear tyre rally tyre back-up team, and went to many of the local and British championships. In those days Pirelli were big rivals, but took place in the bigger events and consequently I never came across them very often.
I have always loved to watch the rallying and the various tyre companies that now support the sport have given me a renewed interest, I can now watch the Motoring channel on TV, without getting freezing cold, but I try to attend some events in the summer, and will be attending some rally-cross events courtesy of Yokohama tyres.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Pirelli car Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Pirelli Tyres aiming for the SUV and Crossover market

Like most of the other major tyre companies, Pirelli tyres are striving to compete in the drive to produce a greener and more fuel efficient tyre.

The new tyre from Pirelli is the Scorpion Verde, the Verde obviously meaning “green” in English.
The new tyre is an all “season tyre” and will be aimed at the ever growing SUV and Crossover vehicle market. Because the manufacture of the compounds will include a product by the name of Highly Aromatic Oil free or “HAOF” for short, they will use 8% less carbon based oil materials and therefore be safer to the environment, hence the term Verde.
The new Pirelli tyres will bring the level of tyre comfort and quietness to a new level, whilst also providing the driver with a higher mileage and reduce their driving costs.

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Pirelli Scorpion Verde tyre

Drivers of SUV and Crossover vehicles are not known to buy these types of cars to save money on fuel consumption, but for other reasons which may include a higher driving position and a greater feeling of safety, with better vision when driving. These are the reasons that my wife gave when buying her new Mitsubishi Outlander. What the fuel consumption of the car did made little difference to her choice.
We do however have a significant proportion of our customers now driving these vehicles and when the price of fuel was sky high, they did look at things to help them with their consumption. I noticed that they were looking more and more at the information on the new tyre labelling system.
We also noticed that the cars were coming out on summer tyres and our customers in Halifax were getting concerned about the winter. Would this type of tyre be good enough for the winter? The answer came when we had our first bad winter for many years and these vehicles were hopeless in any type of snowy and icy conditions.
This is probably one of the reasons that Pirelli tyres used their new product as an “all season tyre” I am not sure that an all season tyre would be good enough in the hilly Halifax area, but would be ideal for use in the flatter and milder regions of the UK.

The Pirelli Tyres Scorpion Verde summer pattern

This tyre comes out in a normal type of summer tread pattern and has a fuel rating of C and a wet grip rating of B, which is up there with the rest of them. The tyre is now approved for use on some VW models and Complies with the 2012 EU Regulation on the reduction of noise, resulting in improved driving comfort. The SCORPION VERDE™ has been created by Pirelli, to take full advantage of their most modern materials, tyre structures and newly developed tread patterns in order to guarantee savings, in respect for our environment, driver comfort and safety on all road surfaces.
The tyres are available in sizes from 16 to 20 inch wheel sizes which covers most SUV and Crossover tyre fitments.

The Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

SCORPION VERDE™ ALL SEASON is a Pirelli Green Performance Crossover & SUV tyre are made for the drivers who look for a higher mileage and a small amount of off-road performances without having to purchase winter tyres, without giving up comfort and safety on all road surfaces and in every conditions. Both these tyres are well worth a try, when you have to buy a new set of tyres for your SUV or Crossover vehicle.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Pirelli Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Pirelli tyres to supply BRDC F4 Championship – The Checkered Flag

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Pirelli tyres are to take over the supplying of tyres to the F4 racing teams from Yokohama tyres.

The entrants in the 2015 BRDC F4 Championship will race with the same tyre manufacturer as Formula 1, GP2 and GP3 after officials agreed a …

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Unfortunately Yokohama were outbid by Pirelli tyres in their quest to supply F4 cars with tyres in the 2015 season.

Tyres like anything else come with a price.Yokohama were undercut in the pricing game. Therefore, the tyre contract was awarded to Pirelli tyres.

I do not not think that this has any detriment. Hence, to the quality of Yokohama tyres. They have proved to be a great product for F4 in the past. But just a decision made on price.

In my opinion, for what it is worth. I think that it is all coming together at last for the Giant Italian tyre company. This in my eyes includes the full spectrum of products. Thus, from the regular car tyres that Pirelli supply. As a result, right up to The F1 racing tyres and all in-between.
The F1 series did not do Pirelli tyres any favours. Because, they experimented with different treads and compounds.

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As in most things one product does not necessarily suit all. Racing teams were up in arms. As things did not go right in the tyre department. But as time went on Pirelli  started to straighten themselves out. I think that the race teams became more confident. After all Pirelli  are a great company and they are no fools. Anyhow, as far as making tyres is concerned.

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Pirelli ice runflat a product probably developed from the car rally scene

Pirelli are expecting the 2015 race season to be run at a faster pace and will adopt a more aggressive approach. The first year in 2013 saw Pirelli tyres taking a few hits as they grappled with the different tyre compounds, that brought them some bad publicity, but 2014 brought them a much quieter year and saw them regain some ground. One of the reasons could have been something to do with the new racing rules that were introduced, taking the ball away from Pirelli  for a change.
Pirelli tyres think that the F1 tyres will be pushed harder again in 2015.

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However with the start of the 2015 season, Pirelli tyres are expecting that their tyres will be once again pushed to the limits with the development of the F1 cars engines. The F1 cars are thought to be going to be pushed harder this year which will put extra pressure on the tyres once again.
Pirelli  will be keeping things much the same in 2015. With the possible exception of super soft compound tyre. Which will have a much broader heat range offering the racing teams extra chances in the correct driving conditions. This tyre is going to be used on the rear of the car and will be another short development in the progression of the F1 tyre development.

Pirelli tyres also take over the supply of tyres to F4 racing

In another development.  Pirelli  have secured the contract to supply tyres to the BDRC F4 cars for the 2015 race season. This contract was previously held by the excellent Yokohama tyres of Japan. I have to say though that this is not a bad reflection on Yokohama tyres, the deal was carried out on a purely monetary basis, with a few politics thrown in.

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Pirelli are also supplying a variety of rally tyres to various rally groups and in my opinion are now extending the good name that they are now receiving from tyre development in general bringing out excellent tyre products across the entire car marketplace.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Pirelli Tyres online from our website

Source: www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk

 

Pirelli Scorpion Verde Tyres launches eco conscious SUV tyre.

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Pirelli Scorpion Verde tyres

Pirelli tyres launches eco open-eyed suv tyre.: cWVCd http://t.co/sTvaS11sU0

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Pirelli Scorpion Verde Tyres

Many of us. Including myself, could not foresee the massive rise in the growth of the SUV and Crossover vehicle market. I first saw some of these vehicles for the first time.Especially, when I was attending a tyre testing day in Austria. The tyre dealers that were invited were all Vredestein (now Apollo Vredestein) stockists.

Some of these vehicles are very powerful. Therefore, and sort of went against the trend of greener cars. In general cars were getting smaller.Hence, until the upsurge of the SUV and later the smaller Crossovers

This meant that tyres had also to change. These cars that included Porsche’s and the VW Tiguan. The BMW X5 and X3, the Audi Q5. Not forgetting the Range Rover Evoque. These were all high performance cars and needed the tyres to go with them.

These cars had also to be more environmentally friendly. The tyres became larger in wheel size, some as large as 22 and 23 inch alloy’s. The also had to be quieter with good handling qualities as well as handling the power of some of these vehicles.

Pirelli Scorpion Verde Tyres

Many tyre companies came up with their own designs, including the introduction of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde tyre. These are truly Eco-friendly SUV tyres.For this reason, the Pirelli Scorpion Verde tyres offers very good rolling resistance. As expected, and is one of the top tyre products to offer this. A better rolling resistance gives the vehicle a better fuel economy and therefore greener credentials.

Pirelli claim that these tyres are much lighter in weight because it uses fewer materials and will last longer than some of its counterparts. The new Scorpion Verde has been tested by VW and the VW group were the first car maker to fit the Verde onto its Volkswagen Touareg SUV.

Pirelli now make an all-season version of this tyre, for the SUV owner who may require more traction in the winter months.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Pirelli/Scorpion+Verde