News 10 May 2023

Pirelli to remain WorldSBK tyre supplier through 2026

Longstanding partnership to continue for additional four years.

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Pirelli will remain as the Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) tyre supplier up to and including the 2026 season, continuing the longstanding partnership for an additional four seasons.

This year marks the 20th anniversary that Pirelli has been alongside the WorldSBK Championship as the sole tyre supplier, the brand using the platform to help develop high-quality, reliable, and high-performance tyres that are essential to the safety and success of all the riders.

‚ÄúThis year we are celebrating an important milestone, in fact, it has been 20 years that we have been alongside the FIM Superbike World Championship as sole supplier for all classes,” senior vice-president and head of moto and cycling Pirelli Aldo Nicotera said. “A road, begun in 2004, which represented the first example of a single-tyre formula in the history of top motorsport competitions and which, years later, has proven to be a winning choice, later followed by other championships.

“Motorsport has historically been an integral part of Pirelli’s DNA and this renewal is in line with our corporate strategy which sees World Superbike as a key platform for the development of our motorcycle tyres, starting with racing and super sports tyres.

“We are happy to continue this adventure alongside Dorna, the teams and riders until 2026 whilst continuing to offer motorcyclists from all over the world tyres that contain the best of Superbike-derived technology”.

In addition to the Superbike World Championship, the Supersport World Championship and Supersport 300 World Championships exclusively use Pirelli tyres.