Pirelli Motorsport say they were satisfied with the performance of their entire tyre range which made their debut during this weekend’s 2021 FIA World Rally Championship season opening Rallye Monte Carlo which was won by defending champion Sebastien Ogier and the Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC Team.
Speaking following the action, Pirelli Rally Activity Manager, Terenzio Testoni commented saying:
We’re very satisfied with the performance of all our tyres on Rallye Monte-Carlo: probably the most critical event for tyres of the whole season, as tyre choice can be the determining factor; especially in conditions as extreme as we saw this year. Our snow tyre performed exceptionally well in wet and muddy conditions, despite not being a specific rain and mud tyre, while the studded tyre was able to provide the grip needed to master the ample snow and ice that was a distinct feature of this year’s event. The studded Sottozero was also used in dry conditions on Sunday, providing consistent performance without losing studs. Congratulations to Sébastien Ogier for his historic achievement today.”
The win was Sebastien Ogier’s 50th career WRC victory and speaking following the action the Frenchman commented saying:
“Conditions were extremely tricky this year; in some places it didn’t even feel like we had studs in the tyres. The car has been amazing – such a pleasure to drive.”