Italy’s Giandomenico Basso won the Rally di Roma Capitale, a round of both the Italian and European championships.
Giandomenico Basso Claims Second Win in Rome
After taking the lead on final day Pirelli locked out the podium with Andrea Crugnola in second and Norbert Herczig in third Hard compound RA5 tyre overcomes heat and challenging conditions of Rally di Roma.
Helping Basso’s Skoda to victory on the 13-stage asphalt event was the consistent performance from the Pirelli RA5 tyres used throughout the event, which were able to adapt themselves to the demanding conditions. These included high ground temperatures, of up to 60 degrees centigrade, and a wide variety of surfaces ready to catch out the unwary.
Terenzio Testoni, rally activity manager: “Pirelli’s RA5 tyres showed fantastic versatility and adaptability, resisting the torrid heat and slippery surfaces: both on the first leg with medium to abrasive asphalt, and the second leg where the asphalt was particularly slippery. This really confirmed what we always knew: the hard tyre has always guaranteed strong performances and the best compromise between speed and wear, both on the European championship and Italian Rally Championship, as well as the World Rally Championship.”
Pirelli’s RA asphalt tyres are a well-known reference point in Pirelli’s range, having proved to be extremely successful from the start. The hard tyres in the range are characterised by a high degree of adaptability to a number of different usage conditions. Handling, grip and lateral stability are what makes these tyres stand out against strong opposition.