Pirelli has been confirmed as the official tyre supplier for the FIA GT3 European Championship in 2012. The company will also supply the FIA GT1 World Championship.
In confirming Pirelli’s involvement, SRO Motorsports Founder and CEO, Stephane Ratel said: “We are delighted to confirm a partnership with Pirelli as the official tyre supplier for the FIA GT1 World Championship and the FIA GT3 European Championship for the 2012 season.
“Pirelli have an unrivalled reputation in global motorsport and we are pleased that our teams in both GT1 and GT3 will benefit from the technical expertise and experience the company brings. Their recent success in helping to create competitive racing in Formula One through their innovative approach underlines that point.”
Pirelli’s Motorsport Director Paul Hembery said the company was looking forward to linking up with the FIA GT1 World Championship and the FIA GT3 European Championship for the coming season.
“We have a long and rich history in all categories of motorsport, particularly GT racing,” he said. “GT racing is an important segment for us as a number of our customers drive the vehicles which compete in the GT categories, particularly our premium customers so the relationship makes a lot of sense.
“Even though we are involved in Formula One, we have also had a major involvement in a number of other categories of motorsport for over 100 years.”
The opening date for entries for the FIA GT3 European Championship is 15 February.