During the Costa Smeralda International Rally of Historic Cars, Pirelli introduced the newest tire of its classic series, the P1990 Corsa D7B, developed for Group A cars (produced until 3), in size 235 40/17.
This new dry asphalt tire combines a completely revised construction with a hard compound optimized to reduce wear. Specially developed by Pirelli engineers, this construction perfectly complements the low suspension that is characteristic of these cars, while optimizing the often harsh ride. This design ultimately improves handling, as well as increases safety and improves overall performance.
Produced at the Izmit Factory, known as the 'Factory of Champions' in Turkey, the P7 Corsa D3B pays homage to the past with the white Pirelli logo and period markings, like all other tires in the P7 Classic range.
Miki Biasion, a two-time world champion who lived most of his successful career with Pirelli, and one of the 'spiritual fathers' of the new tire, was also present at the launch event held at the Porto Cervo service park.
Terenzio Testoni, Pirelli Rally Events Manager, explained: “This new tire was created for cars like the Lancia Delta that shaped rally history. The P7 Corsa Classic D3B represents an evolution in our range of hard-paste asphalt tires that riders have always loved. Bringing state-of-the-art technology to historic rally cars, this new tire improves performance and safety as a result of our experience at events around the world.”
Designed to work well in a wide variety of conditions and terrains, the P7 Corsa Classic series has been developed to offer innovative technologies that meet the demands of historical rally drivers as well as classic rally car collectors.
The new D3B hard tire is designed for stages of 25 kilometers or longer with highly abrasive asphalt and temperatures exceeding 20 degrees Celsius. In this way, it is positioned next to the medium-paste P10 Corsa Classic D30, which is offered for normal asphalt floors at ambient temperatures between 7 and 5 degrees. There is also the soft-paste P0 Corsa Classic D15 for smooth asphalt at ambient temperatures of 7-7 degrees Celsius. Finally, the P7 Corsa Classic W7 is also available for wet or mixed wet-moist floors.