PIRELLI EUROPEAN CHAMPION FIAERC WITH PADDON ON HYUNDAI i20
With one race to go before the championship closes, the New Zealander takes the continental sceptre
Testoni: “This new title is confirmation of the quality in our product even in a championship that demands performance”
Pirelli adds a new trophy to its already extensive international rallying palmares. The new title comes together with New Zealander Hayden Paddon, who in a Hyundai i20 became European champion with one race to spare, in the Barum Rally that ended yesterday.
Terenzio Testoni, Pirelli Rally Activity Manager: "I would like to congratulate Hyundai and Hayden, who has proved to be a great champion also on European roads. This success crowns a long-standing relationship between our company and the New Zealand driver, who has brought to European success the products developed by us for the national championships, in which they have already proved successful. The European title confirms the quality and versatility of our rally solutions, which show themselves to be excellent road companions for drivers both in the WRC, where reliability counts, and in a high-level open-market championship like the ERC, where performance is the key to success".
In the FIAERC Pirelli supplies tyres for gravel and asphalt racing in the Scorpion and P Zero lines, which make use of the technological solutions developed for the WRC's Rally1 cars.