After an unexpectedly extended off-season, the GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS returns this weekend at Imola in Italy for the opening round of the Endurance Cup season.
And Pirelli, the championship’s sole supplier, has introduced a new range of GT tyres for 2020 to make the action even more spectacular. These latest innovations, which also use Formula 1 technology, underline the importance of GT racing as an open-air laboratory for Pirelli’s famous high-performance road car tyres.
For 2020, the GT3 competitors will use Pirelli’s new P Zero DHE tyre: an evolution of the previous DHD2, with modifications designed to make it even more versatile for the wide variety of GT3 cars and drivers who use it.
There’s a brand new tyre for GT4 as well, with the P Zero DHB replacing the DH, once more with the aim of improving all aspects of tyre performance.
The Cinturato WH tyres remain in place for wet weather. All the tyres have been designed to work with a variety of car set-ups and drivers, delivering maximum performance 100% of the time.
Pirelli’s circuit activity manager Matteo Braga said: “The new range of tyres we’ve developed for GT3 point the way forwards to the design direction we will pursue over the next few years, fulfilling the demands from our customers for performance, reliability, consistency and adaptability. We’ve received and acted on feedback from a wide variety of drivers during the development process and this has been reflected in the positive reception that the DHE has received in championships that have already started in the USA and Italy. The new tyres for GT4 now adopt the same philosophy as the GT3 tyres, which are in turn derived from our Formula 1 experience. They provide even more consistency across an even wider range of cars, which are increasing in performance all the time.”
Press release Pirelli Motorsport