Pirelli's hard compound Scorpion Tyres ready for antipodean challenge

From the warm weather of Germany, the World Rally Championship crews now travel to New Zealand, where conditions will be almost wintry. It is a dramatic change of scene and also another change of tyre: the hard compound Pirelli Scorpion rubber, seen on several occasions earlier in the year, makes a return.

Milan, 23 August 2008 -
New Zealand has become one of the classic events on the FIA World Rally Championship, and the competing crews there will have to face conditions that are practically the polar opposite of what they experienced a couple of weeks ago in Germany. Having had three days of warm weather on the Rallye Deutschland, next up is the distinctly chillier climate around Hamilton: the base for Rally New Zealand.