Pirelli will not be a part of the World Championship Rallies in 2017 after the decision not to approve a right tire for the new generation of World Rally Cars that will come into play next season. In this way, Michelin and DMACK will become the sole suppliers of tyres to the premier class in the WRC, in a distribution somewhat uneven leave it to Michelin as supplier of the four official teams of the contest. For its part, is expected to DMACK fit to one or two Ford Fiesta RS WRC, both in the structure itself, the manufacturer’s anglo-chinese.
Pirelli has a long career in the WRC and has even come to be the sole supplier of tires for three seasons. Since his return to the World cup in 2014 after a hiatus of 12 months, the tire manufacturer Italian managed to gain a foothold in the contest by providing their tires Robert Kubica, Lorenzo Bertelli. Without the presence of the Polish pilot, with Martin Prokop in an effort to partial and with Bertelli as the only potential customer, in addition to Nicolas Fuchs in the category WRC2, the brand has lost interest in standardization of a new compound ‘Scorpion’ that complies with the increased requirements of the new vehicles.
despite this movement, Paul Hembery has confirmed that Pirelli will continue to be present in the world of the rallies with the supply of tyres in a multitude of series national and international. In this aspect, and although you can get to make the case that any equipment is fit Pirelli tyres to individual title within the categories support of the World Rally, the main focus of interest for the Italian manufacturer will be the Junior European Championships fruit of the agreement with Eurosport Events. This contest encompassed in the ERC and in the that are promoted to young riders has to Pirelli as sole supplier of tires.