Pirelli Pens Deal with Suzuka 10 Race

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Pirelli will supply tires for the Asian leg of the GT Challenge.

Adding to its diverse portfolio of international GT races and championships, Pirelli will exclusively supply tires for the inaugural Suzuka 10 Hours Race, which takes place from August 23-26, 2018 at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan.

This race, featuring GT3 cars, will be the first-ever encounter between Japanese Super GT300 and international GT cars, all running on Pirelli P Zero tires.

The Suzuka 10 Hours Race will become the Asian round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, which already visits venues such as Bathurst in Australia and Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, as well as the United States and Malaysia.

This ground-breaking race will take over from the long-established Suzuka 1000 kilometers: the biggest GT race in Japan that regularly attracts crowds of 80,000 people.

Pirelli won the contract to supply the race against several key competitors. “We’re delighted to partner with this pioneering and exclusive race, which enriches our GT offering even further: reaching out to more territories, fans and manufacturers,” said Pirelli’s Motorsport Business Director, Ernesto Garcia Domingo. “The expertise that we have accumulated through supplying the world’s top GT championships and prestige car manufacturers over many years puts us in a perfect position to contribute towards a fantastic spectacle on one of the most thrilling circuits in all of motorsport.”

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