The MSA Time Attack Championship has announced that it is to partner with tire supplier Pirelli until the end of the 2018 season. After a four-year break, whilst the UK’s Time Attack series was developed in to a full MSA recognised championship, Time Attack organisers have now welcomed the return of Pirelli as an official partner.
“We are delighted to welcome back Pirelli as our official tyre partner”, said championship owner Andy Barnes. “We have such a wide variety of cars, drivelines and power outputs within Time Attack, sole tire supply has always been a challenge. That’s why, over the past few years, we did not have a control tire arrangement in place.
“I am therefore pleased to confirm that, by working closely with Pirelli, we have now been able to secure what we believe to be the best solution and package for our teams and the championship. Our competitors want the best tyres in order to deliver the quickest lap times, which is the essence of our competition format.
The championship features two main categories: Club Classes, for road-based cars running on street-legal tires and Pro Classes, where highly modified cars are eligible to use racing slicks and wets. Consequently, Pirelli were tasked to provide products to cater for all competitors.
“The MSA Time Attack Championship is unique. At entry-level there are cars that are only slightly modified to that of standard, whilst at the other end of the scale there are high-powered, purpose-built machines capable of setting lap times edging circuit records”, explains Pirelli motorsport operations manager Matthew Corby. “We are therefore pleased to renew our partnership with the championship, as it showcases our high performance Trofeo R range in the Club classes and the versatility of our world-proven slick and wet motorsport tires in the Pro Classes.”
PMW Magazine featured Roger Clark Motorsport’s 840bhp ‘Gobstopper II’ Time Attack car in the July-August 2014 issue, which can be found here.