Pirelli is set to close the margin of difference between the World Superbike Championship and the British Superbike Championship after confirming it will supply the series' with the same specification tyre.

Having renewed its deal to be the BSB's sole supplier of tyres, Pirelli has confirmed it will make the new SC0, SC1 and SC2 Diablo Superbike tyre compounds available from the opening round at Brands Hatch.

Designed for enhanced durability and performance, the tyres have already been used to good effect by Swan Yamaha's Tommy Hill, who took advantage of them to break the Superbike lap record at Cartagena in Spain.

"There's a real air of anticipation surrounding the paddock this year, BSB really is so full of quality and difficult to predict," said Pirelli racing manager Jason Griffiths. "We are also fortunate to retain so many of the top riders from last year with the addition of Shakey and Hopper who both have such pedigree.

"The Pirelli Diablo Superbike and Diablo Supercorsa tyres we're using for BSB 2011 are 'all new' and are of course, available to customers for track day & racing use.

"The riders have tested the new material in Spain and the UK and we're really looking forward to gauging the performance of the new tyres in race conditions. Pirelli's philosophy means that WSB tyres are available not just for BSB but all Pirelli customers."