Pirelli in Rome with European and Italian Rally Championship challengers

Pirelli in Rome with European and Italian Rally Championship challengers

18.07.2019: The European Rally Championship and Italian Rally Championship meet in Rome this weekend, with Pirelli supporting key drivers and categories within both series. photo caption: Simone Campedelli will give European c

The European Rally Championship and Italian Rally Championship meet in Rome this weekend, with Pirelli supporting key drivers and categories within both series.



photo caption:  Simone Campedelli will give European championship debut to new Ford Fiesta R5





The challenge:
Rally di Roma takes place on asphalt roads mostly to the east of the Italian capital following a ceremonial start and parade past many of its famous monuments. With challenging stages on slippery asphalt in warm summer temperatures, tyres must perform consistently on a wide variety of surfaces and be resistant to wear.



The Pirelli drivers:
Pirelli currently leads the ERC standings with Polish driver Lukasz Habaj in a Skoda Fabia R5. Another driver to watch in a Pirelli-equipped Skoda will be 19-year-old Martins Sesks, who takes up the second of two prize drives in ERC1 for winning the Pirelli-supported ERC3 Junior class in 2018. Rome is a round of this year’s ERC3 Junior series and Abarth Rally Cup, both of which are supplied exclusively by Pirelli.



Many of the top Italian championship contenders are also registered for ERC honours, including Pirelli’s trio of title challengers: Luca Rossetti, Simone Campedelli and Andrea Crugnola. While Rossetti, a three-time European champion, drives a Citroen C3 and Crugnola pilots a Skoda Fabia, Campedelli has been chosen by M-Sport to give the brand new Ford Fiesta R5 its debut in the European and Italian championships.




The product:
Pirelli will supply drivers with its P Zero RA asphalt tyres, which made a winning debut in the ERC on the last asphalt round, Rally Islas Canarias. They are available to four-wheel drive crews in the hard-compound RA5 and soft-compound RA7, together with the Cinturato RWA rain tyre. The hard RK5, soft RKW7 and wet RW are nominated for the ERC3 Junior Championship drivers to use.



The rules
: Drivers of four-wheel drive cars can use up to 18 tyres during the event. ERC3 Junior drivers are allowed to use a maximum of 12 tyres, to be chosen from 12 of the RK5 hard compound, six of the RKW7 soft compound and six of the RW rain tyre.



The event
: The rally begins with the qualifying stage on Friday morning, followed by six stages on Friday and 10 on Saturday, finishing in Ostia after a total of 189.4 competitive kilometres.




Pirelli quote: Terenzio Testoni, rally activity manager:
“As our home event and an important round of both the European and Italian championships, which showcases our capital city, Rally di Roma is always a highlight of the season for Pirelli. It’s set to be a long and closely-fought rally in hot conditions, making it a tough test for the tyres as always.



 We can also expect different types of asphalt, adding to the challenge. We’re equipping the vast majority of the field across a wide variety of cars and classes, including the brand new Ford Fiesta R5, seen in action on the European Championship for the first time.”




Anthony Peacock - photo M-Sport



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18.07.2019 / MaP

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