Pirelli expand rallying support; motorsport.Byline: BRUCE BOOTH
ANCRO, the organisers of the MSA Gravel Rally Championship, have struck a deal with Pirelli Tyres to take over the sponsorship of this year's series.
Now be known as the Pirelli MSA National Gravel Rally Championship, the tyre Tyre (tīr), ancient city of Phoenicia, S of Sidon. It is the present-day Sur in Lebanon, a small town on a peninsula jutting into the Mediterranean from the mainland of Syria S of Beirut. maker's involvement and support of the championship will fit in nicely with the company's existing support of other UK championships.
Although this year's programme has not been finalised, it is envisaged that last year's sevenround format will once again form the basis for the series.
Pirelli's motorsport and events manager, Martin Pallot, said: "Pirelli are heavily involved with rallying within the UK and already we are proud to hold control tyre supply status to the British Rally Championship The British Rally Championship is a yearly rallying series based in Great Britain. It consists of six rounds as of 2007, also taking in the Wales Rally GB World Rally Championship event. External links
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"Now we will be title sponsor of the 2008 MSA Gravel Rally Championship where we will introduce a control tyre to the Group N category.
"In line with the developments we have been working on in 2007 we also hope to introduce our eco-tyre as the control tyre to all categories in 2009."
ANCRO chairman, John Trevethick, said he was looking forward to working with Pirelli.
"This is the dawn of a new era for ANCRO and the MSA Gravel Rally Championship.
"We are delighted to be working with such a powerful brand that is committed to developing partnerships within rallying.
"We see the introduction of the control tyre as a stepping stone for the future, mindful mind·ful
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mind that we need to move forward providing sustainability, value and quality."
CAST your eyes on Nissan's stunning GT500 spec GT-R racing car, above, which will compete in this year's SUPER GT race series.
Launched at last weekend's Tokyo Auto Salon with NAPAC NAPAC National Association for People Abused in Childhood (UK)
NAPAC Northern AIDS Prevention and Care - Japan's largest annual custom car show - it features the new works livery LIVERY, Engl. law. 1. The delivery of possession of lands to those tenants who hold of the king in capite, or knight's service. 2. Livery was also the name of a writ which lay for the heir of age, to obtain the possession of seisin of his lands at the king's hands. F. N. B. 155. 3. which will be featured across Nissan motorsports activities this season
The SUPER GT Championship is one of the world's most demanding GT race series, and the new car has been built on the same multiperformance super car concept as the Nissan GT-R road car.
Further details of the GT500 Nissan GT-R, including full specifications, will be announced on January 31, along with all the marque's motorsport activities for the coming season.