The Pirelli support truck will be on hand at the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC to provide trackside service and free tire mounting for the riders competing on Pirelli brand tires, including XC1 points leader Paul Whibley.
With eight rounds in the books, the Can-Am GNCC Racing Series moves to one of its most prestigious events of the season at the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC in Snowshoe, W.V. GEICO/JG Racing/Monster Energy Kawasaki
’s Paul Whibley leads the way for both Pirelli Tire and the XC1 championship chase.
Whibley has been the most consistent rider in the series so far in 2009, putting the Scorpion MX family of tires atop the podium on three occasions, including the series’ most recent outing at the John Penton GNCC in Midfield, Ohio.
Snowshoe will present a significant challenge for the riders this weekend, with $10,000 on the line for the win. The newly-designed 20-mile layout presents some of the most technically difficult obstacles that competitors will see all season, including mud bogs, massive boulders and a grueling 1,000 foot hill climb. With such treacherous and rugged terrain, the Scorpion MX Extra is the ideal tire for navigating the conditions at the competitive pace needed to run up front. A quality Whibley has shown all season.
“The conditions are going to force everyone to step up their game and run a faster pace,” said Whibley, who holds a three-point advantage in the standings. “I know I can count on my Pirelli Scorpion MX tires to get the job done like they have all season. I just need to keep doing what I’m doing and look at the big picture for the championship.”
The Pirelli GNCC support truck will be onsite in Snowshoe, offering trackside service and free tire mounting for the riders competing on Pirelli brand tires this weekend. Also, the latest Pirelli Scorpion MX tires will be available for purchase through Gear Racewear at the highly anticipated event.
Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycle and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli’s Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets.