News 28 Apr 2016

Pirelli riders dominate ASBK Supersport 600 and R3 Cup at Sydney Motorsport Park

Link International press release:

Pirelli riders have taken the round wins in the Supersport 600, R3 Cup and Up to 300 Production classes at Sydney Motorsport Park. In a mixture of conditions including wet races for all classes on the Sunday afternoon, Pirelli proved to be the treaded tyre of choice for the hotly contested Supersport and production classes, filled with privateer riders.

In the new R3 Cup class, it was a Pirelli 1-2 for the round with Cullum Anderson 1st, followed by Zac Levey in 2nd. With the new Diablo Supercorsa 110/70-17 and 140/70-17 showing the way, as well as the debut of the new Diablo Rain 140/70-17 size used to full effect taking a race win when the race conditions required it.

The Up to 300 class saw the same Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa domination, with a clean sweep of the overall results with Drew Sells 1st, followed by Justin Hall and Samuel Condon all choosing to race on Pirelli.

In the Support 600 class, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa again showed the way, with a Pirelli 1-2-3 in the overall results with Mitch Levey 1st, followed by Callum Spriggs 2nd and Sam Clarke 3rd. The riders in this class used Diablo Supercorsa front 120/70ZR-17 in SC1 , while on the rear the most common choice was the Diablo Supercorsa 180/60ZR-17 SC1, with some riders also opting for the 190/60-17 SCX rear. In the rain, the choice was Diablo Rain 120/70R-17 and 190/60R-17 rear. Pirelli riders took both race wins, with many riders choosing Pirelli throughout the field and working with our race technicians for their best results.

In the Superbike class, Pirelli rider Mike Jones also finished the weekend on the podium in 3rd place, choosing Diablo Superbike SCX front and SC0 rear ahead of Jamie Stauffer and Troy Herfoss for 3-4-5 results in this class for Pirelli.

In Club Challenge 600, Pirelli rider Ben O’Connor also leads the points after round 3, using Pirelli Diablo Superbike tyres 120/70R-17 and 180/60R-17.

Don Nicholas –Product Manager Pirelli Moto at Link International “We are really pleased with this weekend’s results in the Supersport 600 class, R3 Cup and production classes overall. It really shows the race performance of Diablo Supercorsa and also Diablo Rain for all riders, right through the placings.”

“Mikes 3rd overall in the Superbike class was also very positive outcome and a great way to bounce back for him and the team. We continue to work hard with all of our teams and riders and it’s really encouraging to see lots of happy riders working with us to achieve their best results when they choose to race with Pirelli. We know that there will be a lot of local WA Pirelli riders in the mix at Barbagallo round, in particular in the Clubsport classes with 600cc and 1000cc machines able to take advantage of Diablo Superbike and Diablo Supercorsa tyres available to all riders.”

Tyres for Barbagallo can be order now by using the ASBK tyre orders forms here