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Pirelli Motorsport Prepares for the 2010 Season of Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Racing

Dec 2, 2009

ROME, GA – Pirelli Tire North America Motorsport is preparing for its third season as exclusive tire supplier for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. The series will have 12 races in the 2010 season, beginning with the legendary Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 30-31, and ends with September 12th’s race at Miller Motorsport Park in Utah. Teams and drivers will have the opportunity to complete their P Zero tire testing prior to the season’s start on January 8-9 at Daytona International Speedway.

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“As our North American Motorsport operations continue to grow, so to does our research and development, team and logistics support and partnerships here in the US and abroad,” said Tom Gravalos, Pirelli Tire North America’s Vice-President of Motorsports, Marketing and O.E. Sales. “Grand-Am is a part of the breadth and depth of Pirelli’s century-long heritage of global dominance in the world of motorsports, and we look for great things in our third season of Grand-Am Road Racing.”

2010 Schedule

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Jan 8 – 9 Daytona International Speedway – Test Days
Jan 30 – 31 Rolex 24 At Daytona
Mar 6 - 7 Homestead-Miami Speedway
April 9 - 10 Barber Motorsports Park
Apr 24 - 25 Virginia International Raceway
May 28 – 31 Lime Rock Park
June 5 – 6 Watkins Glen International
Jun 19 – 20 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
July 2 – 3 Daytona 250
Jul 17 – 18 New Jersey Motorsports Park
Aug 6 – 7 Watkins Glen International
Aug 27 – 28 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Sep 11 – 12 Miller Motorsports Park

“The Pirelli Team did a fantastic job in 2009, and we expect the same in 2010,” said Gianluca Grioni, Pirelli Tire North America’s Motorsport Manager. “We work to provide the teams of Grand-Am with the best product and service possible, no matter the weather or temperature. P Zero offers drivers the safety, quality and durability needed to remain competitive.”

Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles, motorcycles and race cars for original equipment and replacement markets. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli’s Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets. For more information please visit www.us.pirelli.com.

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