From 2020, the Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 rally car will be delivered exclusively with Pirelli competition tyres. The 200kW four-wheel drive car for customer rallying has been delivered to teams on 235/40-R18 asphalt tyres (size 20/65-18) since the start of the year. In the future, tests will also be performed exclusively with Pirelli tyres. As such, Pirelli is now official supplier and partner of Volkswagen in motorsport.
For the Polo GTI R5, Pirelli is supplying the P Zero RA for asphalt – in hard, medium, soft and supersoft compounds – the Pirelli Scorpion K for rallies on gravel, and the Sottozero Ice and Sottozero Snow for winter rallies.
“We are delighted to welcome Pirelli as official supplier of the Volkswagen customer rallying project,” said Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets. “Pirelli is synonymous with great success in rallying and is very prevalent in international and national series held in accordance with R5 regulations. This way, our customers receive top-class and extremely successful tyre technology with the delivery of their Polo GTI R5.”