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Pirelli Set to Defend Iconic Daytona 200 Title with Kyle Wyman

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New Rewards Program Available to Pirelli-Equipped Riders in the Top-10

ROME, Ga. (March 9, 2020) – Pirelli Tire North America is set to contest the 79th running of the Daytona 200 with a star-studded lineup, including the return of defending champion Kyle Wyman on his No. 1 Pirelli-equipped N2 Racing/Bobblehead Moto/KWR Yamaha YZF-R6. Pirelli will once again bring its race-proven DIABLO™ Superbike tire lineup as the weapon of choice to Daytona International Speedway when riders take to the grid on March 14. Pirelli will be offering a variety of compound options that include last year’s race-winning Daytona compounds.

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Kyle Wyman is set to defend his Daytona 200 title and will once again be on Pirelli slicks. | Photo – Brian J. Nelson

“Everyone at Pirelli is excited about returning to one of America’s most legendary racetracks and hopefully replicating our success from last year,” said Oscar Solis, road racing manager, Pirelli. “We have Kyle Wyman returning with the No. 1 plate and a lineup full of great riders who should be plenty capable with our DIABLO™ Superbike slicks. Thanks to our distributor Orion Motorsports and trackside vendor Mark Tenn Motorsports, riders competing on Pirelli will now have the opportunity to take advantage of an all-new rewards program.”

Wyman, who emerged victorious in the 200-mile endurance race one year ago, relied on Pirelli’s Daytona compound rear tire in 200/60-17 sizing, while opting for a DIABLO™ Superbike SC1 in 120/70-17 sizing on the front.

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Pirelli will bring its full line of DIABLO™ Superbike slicks for riders to choose from, including special Daytona Compounds. | Photo – Brian J. Nelson

“It’s great to be back on Pirelli slicks as I look to defend my Daytona 200 title,” said Wyman. “I had an incredible race last year, and truly credit part of that to my Pirelli tires, so I’m hoping we can keep the momentum rolling into this year. Strategy is an important part of this race and I’ve got a great crew behind me to go get myself another Rolex!”

In addition to Wyman, riders using Pirelli will include 2016 Daytona 200 winner Michael Barnes, former Superbike Rookie of the Year Jake Lewis, KTM RC Cup Champion and 2019 Daytona 200 top-five finisher Brandon Paasch, and AMA Pro Road Racing Daytona HD winner Tyler O’Hara. Several Florida-natives such as Alex Coelho, Christian Miranda, Dustin Richards, Alejandro Rei, and Daniel Spaulding will be competing on the big stage and looking to make a name for themselves at one of the nation’s most prestigious races.

Pirelli-equipped riders will have the opportunity to benefit from an all-new rewards program for 2020, courtesy of Pirelli distributor Orion Motorsports and trackside vendor Mark Tenn Motorsports. The rewards program will offer tire credits to riders placing inside of the top-10. For complete details regarding the 2020 Daytona 200 rewards program, CLICK HERE.

Pirelli Daytona 200 racer list to include but not limited to:

Kyle Wyman – N2 Racing/Bobblehead Moto/KWR
Jake Lewis – Bobblehead Moto/Karns Performance/N2 Racing
Brandon Paasch – TSE
Michael Barnes – Squid Hunter Racing
Sheridan Morais – Puraglobe Syntainics Powered by Penz13
Jason Farrell – Farrell Performance
Tyler O’Hara – Floyd’s of Leadville CBD Racing
Ryan Jones – Ryan Jones Seven West Racing

For more information about the complete line of Pirelli motorcycle tires, please visit Pirelli.com

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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. Pirelli is now concentrating on High Value tire markets, delivering innovative tires and developing Specialties and Super Specialties for its comprehensive product portfolio. Pirelli has a long link with motorsport and it sustains its technological excellence by bringing innovations developed within the motorsport arena into its consumer products. The company currently supports over 460 car and motorcycle sport events and has been the exclusive tire supplier to the Formula One™ World Championship since 2011. Such a strong presence in motorsport enables Pirelli to transfer a series of avant-garde solutions to its day-to-day operations providing the final consumer with the maximum levels of performance and safety.

Pirelli Tire North America (PTNA) services North America through its Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) facility and research and development center at its Rome, Georgia headquarters, its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Silao, Mexico and its New York City, Montreal and Mexico City sales and marketing offices. The company manufactures, distributes and markets original equipment and replacement tires for export and domestic car/motorcycle applications (US, CA, MX) and Agro/Heavy Truck platforms (MX).

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