The FIA World Rally Championship heads to Croatia for the very first time in the history of the sport this weekend, not only that it is the first all-asphalt rally of the season and as a result, Pirelli is equipping the teams with their P-Zero compound for the event.
Pirelli has made their Hard, Soft and Rain tyre range available to the teams for this weekend and speaking ahead of the event, Terenzio Testoni, rally activity manager said:
“Asphalt testing has been a key part of our testing programme with the 2021 P Zero RA, so we’re confident of a strong performance as we head to our third different surface from three WRC rallies. Our latest asphalt product – in both soft and hard compound – also uses some of the lessons we have learned from other top levels of motorsport, including Formula 1. Croatia will of course be a new adventure for everybody, so it’s hard to know what to expect exactly: both in terms of the stages themselves, which will be quite varied, and the weather. However, the feedback from drivers during testing has been very positive, so we’re looking forward to the weekend. We can almost consider it to be another home round of the championship for us, as the distance in kilometres from our HQ to the rally base in Zagreb is actually slightly less than it is for Italy’s WRC round in Sardinia!”
Each of the WRC drivers can use up to 24 tyres during the rally, with a separate allocation of four tyres for shakedown. For the rally, each car has an allocation of
28 P Zero RA Hard
20 P Zero RA Soft
8 Cinturato RWB