Pirelli-shod Lancia 037 wins Sanremo

A Pirelli-shod Lancia 037 has triumphed in the Sanremo Historic Rally. Thirty years after its last victory in the capital of the riviera of flowers, the iconic sports car returned to the top level of the podium with Massimo Pedretti winning this round of the FIA European Historic Rally Championship. The podium was completed by another two vehicles fitted with Pirelli tyres: a Lancia Stratos driven by former F1 driver Erik Comas and a Porsche 911 with Matteo Musti behind the wheel. Sanremo was the second round of the FIA European Historic Rally Championship, Pirelli also having won the first race. The two times world rally champion Carlos Sainz, who achieved both his titles on Pirelli tyres, won the opener in Spain at the wheel of a Porsche 911. The result puts Pirelli in the lead in both the FIA European Historic Rally Championship with Pedretti and the Italian Historic Rally Championship with Musti. Both vehicles were running Pirelli P7 Corsa Classic tyres, a combination of the group B retro design and state-of-the-art technology. P7 Corsa Classic means that even the most awe-invoking rally cars can be driven safely and under full control. This tyre is available in the original sizes with a single tread pattern and three different compounds designed for dry, damp and wet conditions. In Sanremo, with fog, rain and slippery surfaces, Pirelli made the difference thanks to the W5 rain compound for wet conditions.