Pirelli has signed an agreement with Ferrari and Maserati to supply tyres for the manufacturers’ racing programmes and upcoming road cars.

Pirelli has signed an agreement with Ferrari and Maserati to supply tyres for the manufacturers’ racing programmes (with the exception of Formula One, where the Scuderia is supplied by Bridgestone) and upcoming road cars.

The agreement is valid until 2005, with an optional two-year extension to 2007. According to a spokesman for the company, Pirelli will become the exclusive technical partner of Maserati in racing and supplier to Ferrari-marque GT competitions.

The eagerly-awaited Maserati Trophy series will be contested on Pirelli PZero tyres, while the Italian tyre maker will supply the exclusive tyre for the new Maserati GTS car scheduled for 2004.

Regarding Ferrari, the framework agreement confirms the exclusive supply of Pirelli tyres for the 200+ cars in Italy, Europe and North America that participate in the existing Ferrari Challenge, and also confirms Pirelli's role as exclusive original equipment supplier for the upcoming Ferrari 360 GT road car.

"The commitment to the world of motor racing, in its various forms, is a characteristic of our company," Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman of Pirelli SpA, said.

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