Pirelli has announced that it will not bid to supply the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) from 2025-2027. This means the Italian tire manufacturer will conclude its partnership as a single supplier to the WRC in 2024. In a short statement the company said it has achieved the targets set three years ago at the start of its current contract.
This does not mean the end of Pirelli in rallying though. It is present in over 350 motorsport championships around the world and the company says it will remain committed to rallying and will continue its participation in all the other rally competitions in which it is currently involved.
These include the FIA European Rally Championship, won this year by Hayden Paddon in a Pirelli-equipped Hyundai. The ERC is organized by the same promoter as the WRC, with a number of different tire manufacturers taking part.
Pirelli is also present in more than 40 national rally championships worldwide, as well as a wide variety of other events for modern and historic rally cars.