Pirelli P Zero on top again in Hill Climbing - Victory at Trento Bondone

Pirelli P Zero on top again in Hill Climbing - Victory at Trento Bondone

09.07.2019: After winning at Pikes Peak – the longest and most famous hillclimb in the world – Pirelli has confirmed its hillclimbing form by winning the Trento-Bondone race in Italy:


After winning at Pikes Peak – the longest and most famous hillclimb in the world – Pirelli has confirmed its hillclimbing form by winning the Trento-Bondone race in Italy: the longest and most famous hillclimb in Europe. Multiple champion Simone Faggioli triumphed in his Norma M20 FC, equipped with Pirelli’s specialised P Zero hillclimb tyres.




Underlining his dominance, the Italian – who was already fastest in practice – was the only person to get under the 10-minute barrier, with a time of 9m56.19s on the 17.3-kilometre course. This was despite a hailstorm that lasted for more than 15 minutes, which affected the competition. For Faggioli, it was his 10th win at this prestigious Italian hillclimb event.



This latest success at the Trento-Bondone event comes just seven days after Pirelli’s overall win (backed up by several other class wins) at the legend that is Pikes Peak in the USA, thanks to the P Zero hillclimb tyres. That came courtesy of Robin Shute at the wheel of a turbocharged Honda-powered Wolf GB08 prototype that puts out around 600 horsepower. In third place overall was Peter Cunningham, the winner of the Open category in an all-wheel drive Acura TLX GT, who set a new category record on Pirelli P Zero tyres.



Bentley also set a new Production class record with a near-standard Continental GT on Pirelli P Zero. The car was driven by multiple Pikes Peak winner Rhys Millen, one year on from breaking the SUV record with a Pirelli-equipped Bentayga.




Pirelli’s P Zero hillclimb product demonstrated not only its performance, but also its stability and strength throughout the 20-kilometre Pikes Peak route. Finding the right compromise between grip, consistency and above all driveability was key to success on the variable asphalt of Pikes Peak.



Terenzio Testoni, Pirelli rally activity manager, said:
“The success we’ve enjoyed both in America and in Europe at two legendary hillclimb races that are only a week apart underline the great performance of our Pirelli P Zero hillclimb tyres as well as their versatility and strength, because we’re talking about two very long hillclimb courses on asphalt surfaces that are not only individual to each event, but also extremely variable. Many congratulations to the exceptional Simone Faggioli as well, for his latest record on this fantastic Italian event.”

 

 

Anthony Peacock - photo Pirelli



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09.07.2019 / MaP

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