Pirelli excited by Spa challenge

Date published: August 24 2011

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery reveals the tyre manufacturer is eagerly awaiting its first run out at Spa-Francorchamps…

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery reveals the tyre manufacturer is eagerly awaiting its first run out at Spa-Francorchamps.

Teams will be able to make use of medium and soft compound tyres at the Belgian Grand Prix but Hembery admits the race is a bit of an unknown quantity of Pirelli.

“In many ways Spa is one of the most unpredictable tracks of the season, and since we have never tested here, we have very little data to go on,” said Hembery.

“From what we have seen in the past though, in Valencia and at the Nurburgring especially, we are confident that this combination of the medium and the soft tyre strikes the correct balance between performance and durability, equipping the drivers to display every aspect of their talents,” he added.