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Pirelli Going Green in VW Race Series

Pirelli Tire North America has been named the official tire supplier for the 2009-11 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup, the first zero carbon racing series in the world.


The Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup was founded in 2008 and is comprised of 30 factory-prepared and managed 2009 clean-diesel Jetta TDIs piloted by relatively unknown talented drivers aged 16 to 26.

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Volkswagen’s goal is to find drivers with the most talent and help them break into the world of professional motorsports.
“Pirelli is very excited to be the exclusive tire supplier to the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup, the world’s only carbon-free racing series,” said Rafael Navarro, Pirelli Tire North America’s director of motorsport and media communications. “This series is a very important part of our motorsport growth in North America as it provides a platform to introduce young developing talent to our brand while reducing the impact motorsport has on the environment.”


The series kicks off with a driver selection event on Feb. 1-4. Races will begin Apr. 24-26 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., making stops in Ohio, Virginia, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ontario, and New Jersey before the series wraps up at Road Atlanta on Sept. 25-27. (Tire Review/Akron)

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