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Pirelli Scorpion "Soft" at Rally Argentina

Villa Carlos Paz, 24-26 April, 2009 Pirelli Scorpion at Rally Argentina, is one of the most spectacular and demanding events of 2009 WRC. It will be based at Villa Carlos Paz in the heart of Cordobese Sierras from 24th April till the 26th April. Despite this rally being such a demanding challenge, Pirelli technicians are ready to cope with the expected conditions in supporting teams and drivers, using the experience gained last year which included heavy rain and muddy surfaces.

It is expected that this year the Rally of Argentina should have better climatic conditions also as a result of the decision to move the event one month later.

In any case the rally remains a difficult one and Pirelli will supply teams with the soft version of the Scorpion, the tyre that provides excellent performance on soft and muddy terrains. The materials used for the Pirelli Scorpions destined for the WRC represent the highest levels of innovation in terms of resistance. Moreover Pirelli Scorpion adopts "run flat" technology solutions that in addition to reducing to the minimum the risk of punctures during the rally, enables the completion the special stages without significant delay or damage to the cars' mechanics and bodywork.

Pirelli Scorpions will provide safety and performance at Rally Argentina, well known among rally enthusiasts for its mix of high speed and bumpy surfaces. The young Pirelli Star Drivers will not compete at the South American rally. 'Pirelli Star Driver' is the programme promoted by Pirelli in collaboration with the FIA in order to promote and support new rally talent. After the debut event in Portugal, the young drivers will compete again in Sardinia at Rally of Italy.

Apr 09