7 October 2019
Bute Motorsport is delighted to announce that its 10-year relationship with Pirelli is set to continue into the future, as the Italian tyre manufacturer will remain the sole supplier and sponsor for the GT Cup Championship following a new four-year agreement that will run from 2020 to the end of the 2023 season.
Founded as a premium GT sprint series, the GT Cup has continuously offered excellent track time and value for money. The championship has grown in structure over the years, with top international GT teams, and numerous professional drivers taking part to help amateurs develop their race craft.
Bute Motorsport believes that Pirelli offers the best complete solution for such a mixed marque championship and its continuing popularity among the teams and drivers stands as testimony to mutual success both now and into the future.
Pirelli currently provides a range of slick and wet tyres to competitors, based on the needs of each entrant and the range of machinery entered. The Italian manufacturer will continue to provide technical support alongside its well-known products, and Bute Motorsport is therefore delighted to renew the sponsorship and tyre supply deal.
“We look forward to continuing our close partnership with Pirelli into the future,” said Chris Haynes, Managing Director of Bute Motorsport. “Pirelli has been incredibly supportive of GT Cup since the start and the firm 10-year history between us offers our championship the best option for competition. I am thrilled our relationship continues to provide our drivers with the stability and reliability that everyone expects.”
Jonathan Wells, Pirelli UK Motorsport Manager, said: “We are delighted to continue our support of the GT Cup. It’s a championship that fits in perfectly with our focus on prestige and performance, with Pirelli being the world leader in this prominent sector. Our decade-long relationship with Bute Motorsport has resulted in some exhilarating racing and we’re thrilled that this is now set to continue.”
The GT Cup Championship next heads to Snetterton for its 2019 season finale from October 26-27. The provisional 2020 calendar has already been announced and can be found on the website: www.gtcup.co.uk