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Pirelli will be the control tyre in World Rally Championship

The FIA, the governing body of the World Rally Championship, has announced that "Pirelli will become the official tyre supplier for the WRC from 2008-2010.

The decision was reached following a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Paris on Tuesday [February 27].

"Pirelli will now enter into a formal contract to supply tyres in all events of the Championship to all competitors with a four-wheel drive rally car (as defined in the International Sporting Code)," added a statement from the FIA.

The decision means that Pirelli will return to the WRC in 2008 after quitting the sport at the end of last season. Pirelli, who supplied only one team in 2006, namely Subaru will take over the position currently held by BFGoodrich, the only other manufacturer to have submitted a tender to the FIA to become the control tyre for the WRC for the next three years from 2008.

February 2007