RALLYLEGEND, PIRELLI BRINGS WRC1 CARS TO SAN MARINO AND EQUIPPES ALL THE DRIVERS WHO MAKE HISTORY
Pirelli is once again the absolute protagonist of Rallylegend in San Marino, an appointment that year after year is more and more awaited and loved by the rally fans of yesterday and today. This year P Lunga, besides tyre all the drivers and cars that have made the history of the rally and more than 90% of the approximately 180 registered cars, has promoted another unprecedented initiative for the San Marino event: the exhibition on the roads of the Republic of Titano of the Rally1 cars.
In fact, alongside the historic models participating in Rallylegend there will also be a Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 and a Hyundai i20 Coupe Rally1, two cars arriving from the currrent World Rally Championship for which P Lunga is the sole supplier. Driving them in the Parades and for some spectacular hot laps will be Jari-Matti Latvala, team principal of Toyota Gazoo - the team that was crowned World Constructors' Champion at the beginning of the month in Chile -, Lorenzo Bertelli, and Dani Sordo, driver of Team Hyundai, respectively.
Completing the parterre of past and present stars who will meet and often compete at Rallylegend will be Juha Kankkunen and Miki Biasion, who will take part in the parade, Jimmy McRae, multiple Motocross World Champion Tony Cairoli, World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson, and former Formula One driver Rene Arnoux, to name but a few of those who have shared and still share a piece of their careers with Pirelli.
And that's not all: underlining Pirelli's central role in the San Marino event, the Power Stage at the Misano World Circuit, scheduled for Friday 13 October, will have the Milanese company as title sponsor.
"Rallylegend is now a well-established stage of prime importance for the rally movement, on which the past and present of this discipline come together," comments Terenzio Testoni, Pirelli's Rally Activity manager. “Supporting this event is almost an obligation for us, not only because of the quality of the participants and the number of fans it attracts, but also because we are protagonists in that history and in this present: just think that we have such a vast range that we can equip all modern and classic cars, bar none. Cars and champions entered in the Legend have in common our tyres and the collaboration with our technicians, who have often found innovative solutions for them that were later translated into technologies for road tyres. Moreover, Legend is a real race as well as a show and it will be interesting as usual to see who wins".
For the occasion, Pirelli is fielding its entire asphalt range, both classic and contemporary. Modern cars will have the entire P Zero and Cinturato asphalt range at their disposal, while the historic cars will mount the P7 Corsa Classic in hard (D3), medium (D5), soft (D7) and wet (W7) versions. The tread pattern of the P7 Corsa Classic has been developed, in fact, with two designs: one for dry and one for wet, featuring the asymmetric pattern typical of Pirelli high performance tyres.