Pirelli To Sponsor Silverstone Classic’s Porsche 911 Parade

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Now in its 23rd year, the Silverstone Classic is the world's biggest classic motor racing festival which attracts motorsport fans and enthusiasts from across the world. This year's event will be centred round the golden anniversary of the Porsche 911. The 911 was introduced to the public at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, and to mark the golden anniversary, a convoy of 911 Porsche 911s will take to the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit on Sunday 28 July. Each car that takes place in the parade will be given a special plaque from Pirelli to commemorate the occasion. Earlier this year, Pirelli signed a minimum three-year deal to sponsor Porsche Club Great Britain. As part of the new agreement, Pirelli financially supports Porsche Club GB, as well as providing the Club with tyres and on-event technical expertise. The agreement also meant Pirelli became the official tyre supplier to the increasingly popular Porsche Club Championship, a 16-race series specifically designed for production-based Porsches. As well as sponsoring the Porsche 911 parade, Pirelli will also bring its F1 simulator and hospitality unit along to the annual three-day event. The firm will run a number of competitions with prizes including drive experience days at Thruxton race circuit. Pirelli UK Managing Director, Dominic Sandivasci, commented: We are delighted to support Porsche Club GB's world record attempt of the greatest number of Porsche 911s in one single parade. It is a fitting tribute to a truly spectacular car and I would like to congratulate the team at Porsche Club GB for sourcing so many variants of the 911. Pirelli has enjoyed a successful relationship with Porsche over the years, delivering high performance tyres to over 30 different models. A number of the 911s taking part in the parade will be shod with Pirelli tyres and I only hope that the fantastic weather we've been having will hold until the parade on Sunday." Nick Hine, Chairman of Porsche Club GB, added: "On behalf of Porsche Club Great Britain, we are delighted to have Pirelli, as the Club's tyre sponsor. Synonymous with providing quality, high performance tyres, Pirelli is the perfect fit for all Porsche models. Pirelli is also generously sponsoring the Club's National Concours in 2013, by providing a set of four new Pirelli tyres for the 911 judged to be 'Best in Class' at PCGB's National Concours at Silverstone Classic. Here's to a great Porsche Club/Pirelli weekend - and may the sun continue to shine."Tags: