In 2017, Pirelli supported a wide range of different racing and rallying competition in Britain, including GT racing, F3 and rallying.
As is true on a global scale, GT racing forms a key part of Pirelli’s motorsport involvement in the UK, and in 2017 the British GT Championship entered its second season exclusively supplied with Pirelli tyres. After the success of Aston Martin with Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam last year, the 2017 season in the GT3 class was all about Bentley versus Lamborghini. Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen were the men to beat early on in their Huracan GT3 thanks to great speed in the sprint races, but they were pipped to the drivers’ crown post by Rick Parfitt Jr and Seb Morris, who were particularly strong in the Bentley Continental GT3 in the championship’s endurance races. That included victory in British GT’s blue riband event, the three-hour Silverstone 500 race.