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PIRELLI BRINGS P ZERO TYRE NUMBER 10,000 FOR THE FERRARI XX PROGRAM

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The number of tyres supplied to the Ferrari Racing Days at the Nürburgring has now reached an important milestone, while the new intermediate tyre also makes its debut. These tyres have a lot in common with the P Zero covers supplied to Formula 1, underlining how the tyres for the XX program are directly derived from the highest levels of Pirelli Motorsport technology.

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A well-balanced Finn in the W Series on Hankook race tyres

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Emma Kimilainen was one of 54 applicants to qualify for the W Series. As early as five, she used to sit in a self-constructed car and happily drive lap after lap. “My father was a motorsport fan, but never actually drove himself. He built me a small car, for which you had to use a crank handle to generate electricity, in order to be able to drive it. Later on, I switched to karting,” the Finn recalls.

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Bruno Spengler sole record winner at the Norisring after 5th victory

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Bruno Spengler (BMW) started Sunday’s race at the Norisring from fifth on the grid and took the lead after a lightning start. Soon after, pole sitter René Rast (Audi) behind him was sent spinning by his brand colleague Nico Müller, who was awarded a drive-through penalty as a result, while championship leader Rast dropped down the field. Bruno Spengler controlled the field from the front as the race went on, had new Hankook race tyres fitted on lap 32 and after 70 laps celebrated his fifth win at the Norisring, where he also celebrated his last DTM win in 2017.

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René Rast takes his third win of the season in the 123rd DTM race on Hankook race tyres

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René Rast was the beneficiary of a blessing in disguise in Saturday’s DTM race at the Norisring. Starting from third on the grid, the Audi driver stalled his engine at the start and dropped back to last place. The 32-year-old came in for a new set of Hankook race tyres on lap three and benefitted from the appearance of the safety car, which took to the track directly in front of him following a collision. This strategy allowed Rast to take the lead on lap 30. By the time he took the chequered flag, the German had extended his lead to 34.489 seconds.