Pirelli to supply Macau GP from 2016

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Pirelli has been appointed as exclusive tire supplier to the Macau Grand Prix for the first time this year, equipping both the FIA Formula 3 World Cup and the FIA GT World Cup.

The races will take place at the famous Macau Guia Circuit. The demands of the track are notorious, combining a 6.12km lap that is extremely fast and narrow with limited run-off area and a slippery street surface.

Pirelli succeeds Yokohama as tire supplier for the Formula 3 World Cup at Macau that held the FIA-sanctioned contract since 1983. While the FIA Formula 3 World Cup is a brand new venture for Pirelli, the FIA GT World Cup was previously supplied by Pirelli during its debut last year.

Pirelli currently supplies a single-compound P Zero F3 tire for a variety of global Formula 3 championships from Italy to Brazil. For GT racing, Pirelli supplies a variety of tires to different global championships, including its P Zero DHC tires for the Blancpain GT Series that were introduced last year.

“We’re delighted to be represented at the Macau Grand Prix, which is truly a breeding ground for future champions and a valuable addition to our portfolio of prestigious motorsport competitions all over the world,” said Pirelli’s motorsport director Paul Hembery. “We have a bigger commitment to global motorsport at every level than any other tyre manufacturer, which underlines our focus on ultra high performance and the premium and prestige sectors.”

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