Pirelli’s hot news of the day is the signing of the top-running team of Scott Summers Parts Unlimited Honda, for the 2007 GNCC Racing Series. Riding for the team on Pirelli Scorpion MX tires in the XC1 Pro Class is experienced racer Paul Whibley. In 2006 Whibley finished fifth in the XC1 Class, the premier class in GNCC Racing’s national competition.
The signing of five-time champion Scott Summers’ team shows the confidence this winner has in Pirelli’s new line of Scorpion MX off-road tires. Pirelli MX Racing Manager Josh Whitmire said, “Everyone at Pirelli is excited that a team owner as knowledgeable as Scott has chosen our tires. Pirelli’s serious involvement in off-road racing has Scott’s whole team believing in what we can do for them.
Whibley will run his earned number 5 in competition in 2007. The 2007 GNCC Racing series kicks off during Bikeweek, March 3-6 at Corrigan Ranch in Vero Beach, Florida.