Italian tyre maker, Pirelli, has been officially chosen as the exclusive tyre supplier for the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race, 2017. An endurance race for GT and production cars, Bathurst takes place every year in Mount Panorama circuit, Australia.
Pirelli tasted its first victory in Bathurst this year with TEKNO Autosport McLaren team and now would be supplying tyres to all the teams for 3 next seasons. The famous tyre maker would put to use its popular Ultra High Performance P-Zero slicks.
This adds to Pirelli’s long list of exclusive partnership with over 50 prominent racing series, including the coveted Formula One World Championship, Australian GT, Australian Endurance Championship and Blancpain GT series.
Paul Hembery, Director, Pirelli Motorsport , said, “With Pirelli’s focus on prestige, Bathurst is an important place for us to be as one of the most famous names in motorsport. It’s also close to the population centre of Sydney, which plays an important part in the driving culture of Australia, and where we are planning to expand our presence.”
He added, “Winning last year proved the value and exposure of the Bathurst 12 Hours for us, and we look forward to capitalizing upon our engagement in 2017, equipping some of the best-known sports car manufacturers in the world on this truly spectacular circuit.”
Bathurst 12 Hour Event, which has been growing very popular lately welcomed Pirelli as the sole tyre supplier.
“We are very pleased to welcome Pirelli to the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour as the exclusive tyre supplier from 2017,” said John Casey, event Director for Bathurst.
“Pirelli has an incredible track record in the sport both around the world and here in Australia, where they have supported the Australian GT scene for several years.”