Pirelli to partner with Endurance Racing Series

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Pirelli has announced a two-year deal with the new-for-2015, UK-based, Endurance Racing Series.

Pirelli will be the exclusive tire supplier to the club-level endurance series for amateur and gentleman GT racers, which will include five rounds this year with a mixture of two- and three-hour races across the UK and Europe.

The series is aiming to cater for drivers of all experience levels from novice to pro and for all types of endurance racing cars from humble hatchbacks through to flame spitting GTE Le Mans racers, as long as the car is based on, or resembles, a road going sports, GT or Saloon car it will be eligible.

The rules and regulations of the championship have been designed to be simple, allowing competitors to ‘get on with the business of racing without technical questions’. Split in to five classes, the top class allows for unlimited machinery, whilst the lower classes are split by simple power and weight limits.

“I am very impressed by the professionalism, support and of course the quality of the product that Pirelli are offering to ERS,” said Endurance Racing Series founder David Hornsey. “For a brand with the size and reputation of Pirelli, to be in tune with the vision of this new project makes me really proud.”

Pirelli will be present at every round of the new series, which starts at Rockingham on Saturday 18 April, with a full tire fitting and technical support service to the teams taking part.

Pirelli motorsport operations manager Matthew Corby added: “I am pleased to be associated with this new exciting race series and look forward to working with ERS over the next couple of seasons and beyond as it establishes itself as the endurance racing home for the UK.”

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