WRC on hunt for new tyre supplier as Pirelli makes exit

Current supplier steppring away from rally championship in 2025.

The World Rally Championship (WRC) will have a new tyre supplier from 2025 onwards after Pirelli decided against continuing its contract.


  • Pirelli says it has ‘achieved the targets set three years ago’ in the contract
  • Autosport reports that Michelin and Indian manufacturer MRF will submit bids


Pirelli took over the WRC tyre tender from long-time supplier Michelin in 2021, but the Italian brand has decided against continuing its four-year relationship.


Pirelli said in a statement: ‘Pirelli has not submitted its candidature to supply the FIA [International Automobile Federation] World Rally Championship from 2025-2027. As a result, the Italian firm will conclude its partnership as a single supplier to the WRC in 2024, having achieved the targets set three years ago at the start of the current contact.’

Coming next:

The successful applicant is expected to be announced on 19th October, and the tyre tender will cover a three-year period between 2025 and 2027.

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