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Press Release from Pirelli:

http://esport.sportbikes.com/news/mar02/000501_02_pirelli.html

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"Last year, I estimated we had about 25% of the Daytona Formula-USA and CCS field," said Pirelli's U.S. Race Manager Rich Munson. "This year I'd say we have close to 50%." If Munson's assessment is right, Pirelli's greatly-increased presence must be at least partially responsible for the company's outstanding showing at the opening weekend of 2002 Formula-USA race action at Daytona International Speedway on February 28, March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

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How's their contingency money?

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One word "Great"
I use them and love them. When I first started racing AMA in 1998 99% of the supersport riders were on Dunlop. The few others were under support from the other manufacturers.
Last year it seemed that easily over 50% of the riders were on Pirelli.
Pirelli has a great program and is much more privateer friendly.

 

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Yes, the growth looks amazing! I've talked to a few guys at the track running them and they love them. I'm going to try and get some race cast offs for my next track day and try them out.

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Hey Indiana, what type of money do they pay? I make bank off Dunlop here in Hawaii, but I'm looking to try something new for the mainland races, but I also have to think about payback.

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I have used them and found them to be a good tire tough i had a bit of a problem crashing on them so i lost a little confidence in them. Now i am on the Dunlops and they seem to be a bit more forgiving than either the pirellis or for that matter the michelins.

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I have a fresh set on my bike. I won't have a chance to try them until 3/28. I'll let ya know what I think then.

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Jay if your running up front in club the certificates practically take care of tire expenses. Last year I was making more money in tire certificates than I was spending on them (at club events). I ended up letting about $500.00 worth of certificates expire cause I was too lazy to have the tires shipped to me at the end of the season.

 
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