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Pirelli Scorpion K tyres handle demands of Rally Finland

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Pirelli’s Scorpion K tyres withstood the demands of the high-speed stages of Rally Finland.

Good grip and stability from the tyres is crucial in this rally as this year’s Rally Finland beat the current average speed record set at this very event last year.

The WRC drivers had the option of using the Scorpion KSB soft compound or the Scorpion KSB hard compound tyre to use during Rally Finland. However, none of the Pirelli-tyre teams had suffered tyre-related problems, but had suffered with punctures which meant teams lost a lot of time at crucial points of the rally.

Pirelli’s Rally Activity Manager Terenzio Testoni said “Unfortunately, many of our drivers could not achieve the results they would have wanted to in Finland, but our Scorpion K gravel tyres withstood all that was thrown at them on the fastest stages in the WRC.

“With excellent performance in traction and braking, even on lower-grip surfaces, as well as good stability at high speed, they allowed the drivers to show good pace when the circumstances allowed and to learn lots about driving on this famous event.”

The first of four consecutive asphalt events in the 2016 WRC season takes place in Rallye Deutschland on 19-21 August 2016.

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