|ADR Motorsports Makes it Two Track Records in 2021 with DIABLO™ Superbike Slicks|
|ROME, Ga. (March 25, 2021) – Pirelli Tire North America captured the brand’s second absolute motorcycle track record of the 2021 season as ADR Motorsports rider Jayson Uribe set the pace at Buttonwillow Raceway in Kern County, California. Uribe’s achievement was set during the opening round of the 2021 American Federation of Motorcyclists (AFM) Championship aboard a Suzuki GSX-R1000 equipped with Pirelli DIABLO™ Superbike slicks.
“We worked hard all weekend on getting the bike and myself dialed in for setting fast lap times,” said Uribe. “Being able to set the track record wouldn’t be possible without the support of Pirelli. The trackside service and advice was critical in setting up the bike this weekend. We decided to go with the DIABLO™ Superbike SC1 on the rear because of the colder conditions and tricky grip levels. Huge thanks to the Pirelli crew and the ADR squad for the killer bike!”
Uribe’s new lap record of 1:43.067 was set on Lap 2 in the Formula Pacific class, topping the previous lap record of 1:43.497. A DIABLO™ Superbike SC2 in 125/70-17 was used on the front of his Suzuki motorcycle, while a DIABLO™ Superbike SC1 in 200/65-17 sizing was used on the rear. After setting the pace early in the race, he would go on to take the checkered flag ahead of ADR Motorsports teammate David Anthony.
“Pirelli riders were strong all weekend long,” said Chris Maguire, CT Racing, Pirelli Trackside Vendor. “Despite colder temperatures, several classes saw riders on Pirelli DIABLO™ Superbike slicks setting their personal records as well as track records. Jayson [Uribe] was absolutely flying in the Formula Pacific class and really demonstrated just how good the latest generation Pirelli slicks are. Congrats Jayson!”
Anthony was the first Pirelli rider to earn an absolute motorcycle track record in 2021, which came at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in February. Pirelli continues to remain the motorcycle tire of choice for North American riders looking to reach the top step of the podium and log fast laps at events and series that do not have a spec tire rule. Reward prizes are offered to riders who set a new motorcycle track record while using Pirelli race compound tires.
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Pirelli was founded in Milan in 1872 and today stands as a global brand known for its cutting edge technology, high-end production excellence and passion for innovation that draws heavily on its Italian roots. With around 30,000 employees, Pirelli is a major player in the tire industry and the only global player focused solely on the consumer tire market, which includes tires for cars, motorcycles and bicycles. In particular, Pirelli is a global leader in the production of racing and high performance motorcycle tires both for on and off road applications. Pirelli has a long link with motorsport and the multitude of successes include a record of seventy-two world titles gained in the FIM Motocross World Championship thanks to the performance of its mx product range. In road-racing, since 2004 Pirelli has made the FIM Superbike World Championship for production-based motorcycles the ideal proving ground to develop not only the products used in competition, but also tires used daily by motorcyclists all over the world. Inspired by the philosophy now become a motto “We sell what we race, we race what we sell”, Pirelli has managed to bring to fruition all the experience acquired in this championship, applying some of the patents and materials developed for racing activity to the product portfolio dedicated to road use.
The finish line at Daytona International Speedway. Photo by Align Media, courtesy Pirelli.
DIABLO™ Superbike Range to Host Star-Studded Lineup
ROME, Ga. (March 10, 2021) – Pirelli Tire North America is set to return to the iconic Daytona 200 with a star-studded rider lineup that is determined to make a run at the brand’s title defense. Following the cancellation of last year’s event, the 79th running of the Daytona 200 is set to take place for the first time in nearly two years on March 13, 2021. Pirelli will bring its complete DIABLO™ Superbike range to the grid as the brand looks to repeat its 2019 race-winning performance.
The 2019 Daytona 200 was won using a DIABLO™ Superbike SC1 front and DIABLO™ Superbike “Daytona” compound rear tire. Pirelli will be bringing this combination along with others to the event for 2021 in order to contest in the Daytona 200 and also the Pirelli sponsored ASRA National sprint races.
“Daytona is a special race and one that Pirelli takes great pride in as you saw with the brand’s success there in 2019,” said Oscar Solis, road racing manager, Pirelli. “It’s been almost two years since we last ran here at the iconic speedway and the goal is to continue where we left off, which is to get the DIABLO™ Superbike range back in the winners circle. We’ve got a talented lineup of riders who are very capable, and thanks to Orion Motorsports and Mark Tenn Motorsports, there will be an extra incentive up for grabs if a Pirelli rider is successful in our title defense.”
Joining Pirelli’s lineup for 2021 are several new faces such as former World Superbike rider Geoff May, as well as numerous other household names that includes current British Superbike Championship racer Brandon Paasch, Tyler O’Hara, Andrew Lee, Jason Farrell, Cory West, Kevin Olmedo, Dustin Richards, Gary Yanconskie, Ryan Jones, female racer Jessica Capizzi and more.
“I’d like to give a big thanks to Pirelli who have played a big part in making the Daytona 200 possible this year,” said Geoff May. “Together with Pirelli, I’ve had lots of success throughout my career. I’m looking forward to returning to the high banks of Daytona with the Pirelli DIABLO™ Superbike slicks.”
Top-10 Daytona 200 finishing bonuses will be available to Pirelli racers courtesy of Mark Tenn Motorsports and Orion Motorsports. For complete details and eligibility on the contingency program, contact Mark Tenn Motorsports.
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Tyler O’Hara Grabs Podium Position with DIABLO™ Superbike Slicks
DAYTONA, Fla. (March 14, 2021) – Pirelli Tire North America returned to the winner’s circle once again at the 79th running of the Daytona 200, claiming three out of the top four positions in the 57-lap shootout. TSE Racing’s Brandon Paasch has come close to victory at the speedway previously, but 2021 marked the year that the 19-year old would get the job done, piloting his Yamaha YZF-R6 to victory by 0.031 of a second. Tyler O’Hara used an impressive late race charge to take the final step of the podium in third aboard his Floyd’s of Leadville Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-6R.
Brandon Paasch took home the Rolex and Daytona 200 victory. | Photo: Brian J. Nelson
“It feels so good to get the job done here in Daytona,” said Paasch. “This has been a goal of mine for a long time, and to finally check this off the list, just feels amazing! My Pirelli DIABLO™ Superbike slicks worked incredibly all day, especially towards the end of the race when it really counted, allowing me to chip away at the lead and make the pass for the win.”
Both Paasch’s YZF-R6 and O’Hara’s ZX-6R relied on the performance of Pirelli’s DIABLO™ Superbike SC1 120/70-17 front tire and DIABLO™ Superbike Daytona 190/60-17 rear tire to handle the challenges of the high-banked 3.51-mile course.
Paasch closed a six-second gap and turned his fastest lap on the final lap to take the checkered flag. | Photo: Brian J. Nelson
“I let the leaders get away from me a little bit there in the beginning laps,” said O’Hara. “I just never gave up though, and my Pirelli tires were working awesome. I’m so stoked to be up here on the podium, but to be honest, I really wanted to get that top step of the podium.”
Tyler O’Hara took the final step of the podium in third. | Photo: Brian J. Nelson
Paasch’s relentless efforts saw him make up a six-second gap in the final stages of the race, including using the traction of his Pirelli slicks to get a drive and make the pass for the lead to take the victory on the final lap. O’Hara narrowly edged out fellow Pirelli rider Michael Barnes in a drag race to the checkered flag, finishing third and fourth, respectively. Geoff May would race to a hard-fought seventh and Ryan Jones carded a top-10 in ninth.
Pirelli riders claimed three out of the top four spots with Michael Barnes just behind O’Hara in fourth. | Photo: Brian J. Nelson
“What a way to make a return to the Daytona 200,” said Oscar Solis, road racing manager, Pirelli. “All weekend long our guys were competitive at the front of the field. Brandon [Paasch] been trying for this win the past few year’s, so to see him succeed and accomplish his goal is something that everyone at Pirelli is proud of. The pace that the guys were able to maintain with the DIABLO™ Superbike range showcases not only their performance, but durability, especially in a endurance-style format like we had today.”
Daytona 200 – Daytona, Florida
March 13, 2021
- Brandon Paasch
- Sean Kelly
- Tyler O’Hara
- Michael Barnes
- Danny Eslick
- Rocco Landers
- Geoff May
- Teagg Hobbs
- Ryan Jones
- Max Flinders
Riders must display Pirelli decals on both sides of front fender and both sides of lower fairing. Riders must not display
any competing tire brands on the motorcycle or rider outfit. Using only tires purchased from Mark Tenn Motorsports.
st place finish payable by check in full amount ($5,000.00).
Daytona payouts for tire credit will have support amounts deducted from final credit. Paid in contingency credits only
redeemable with Mark Tenn Motorsports.
Riders receiving credits agree to allow Pirelli, Orion Motorsports and Mark Tenn Motorsports to use the likeness of
the rider in promoting the race and the rider results in all mainstream media
Payouts are based on final standings of the Daytona 200. Awarded credits may be used as soon as final results are
posted and made official