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Is Pirelli planning to leave World Superbikes at the end of its present tyre contract?

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RawDawg

March 31, 2011 3:16 PM

Interesting.

Pirelli has got the F1 contract and maybe not that interested in WSBk anymore?

Would Bridgestone be interested in doing it along with MotoGP? I don't think Dorna would like that much - they are some controlling little gits.

Michelin is out of the question because they have said they will only race if there is competition and not interested in single tire supplier. Unless they've changed their policy of late I don't see them.

Would Dunlop take a stab at it?

Very interesting indeed....

Dangleberry - Unregistered

March 31, 2011 4:13 PM

I've got a set of Maxxis on my roadbike and they are ok but not sure Maxxis have the motorcycle track racing experience needed. Perhaps Metzeler who have been the control tyre supplier for the superstock series?

Cubikrube

March 31, 2011 6:25 PM

Think you've got that right SP-1.

Contracts have a defined end so doubt this has anything to do with a legal fight as another poster alluded to.

Be interesting to see if Pirelli go for it as F1 must take a lot of work but it's probably good business to keep WSB as i think BSB have Pirelli in part down to the attraction of being a good feeder series. Bikes are big business and one thing to remember is that it's a good development platform for what they do on the road and also good advertising. Don't think F1 has the same level of crossover in terms of road tyres but happy to be proven wrong :)

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