FIA inks tyre supply deal with Pirelli for GT World Cup

Three-year contract signed, starting with this year’s edition held as part of Macau Grand Prix.

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has appointed Pirelli as the exclusive tyre supplier for the GT World Cup.

Confirmed:

  • All GT World Cup entrants will be supplied with Pirelli as part of a three-year deal
  • The contract commences from this year’s edition, held in conjunction with the Macau Grand Prix

Context:

Over the course of the entire competition, each car will be allocated five sets of dry-weather tyres and three sets of wet-weather tyres. For the first time in an FIA-sanctioned competition for GT3 machinery, RFID technology will be in place, enabling seamless automatic monitoring of tyres, alongside the use of scannable barcodes located on the outer sidewalls.

Comment:

Mario Isola, head of motorsport for Pirelli, said: “We are delighted to return to Macau as part of a long-term agreement to supply the prestigious FIA GT World Cup; one of the true highlights of the international GT racing scene. We will also be exclusively supplying our bespoke P Zero tyres to the Formula 3 World Cup: the race that every young driver wants to win, as just a quick glance at the illustrious list of previous winners shows.

“From the perspective of a tyre supplier, Macau not only has the glamour that makes this circuit a racing legend, but it also contains a massively varied technical challenge: from the flat-out wide straights of the city section to the twisty and demanding ‘mountain’ sector, all the way to what is probably the slowest and tightest hairpin bend in the history of motorsport.”

Coming next:

The Macau Grand Prix, an historic race on the junior motorsport calendar, will be held this year on 19th November.

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