This is how you set lap records. No tires hidden in the back of the trailer. No special tires for our “fast” racers that you can’t buy. No guessing games with what compounds you’re getting. Stefano V Mesa used a production Pirelli SBK SC2 front and a production Pirelli SBK SC0 rear to crush the outright motorcycle lap record at Summit Point Motorsports Park.

Stefano Mesa Races Pirelli DIABLO™ SUPERBIKE Slicks to Track Record at Summit Point Motorsports Park
Mesa Brings Pirelli’s 2018 Track Record Total to Seven

ROME, Ga. (August 21, 2018) – Pirelli Tire North America congratulates Stefano Mesa on capturing the brand’s seventh absolute motorcycle track record bounty of 2018, surpassing the track record total set by Pirelli-equipped rider’s in 2017. Mesa, who was competing aboard a 2018 BMW S1000RR, eclipsed the track record at Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia on Sunday, August 19 during the Championship Cup Series (CCS).

“Since mounting Pirelli tires, Stefano has been on fire,” said Oscar Solis, road racing manager, Pirelli. “He’s captured numerous track records and is now adding another one to his already impressive collection. His team is very small, yet effective, and everyone at Pirelli is glad to be a part of the program. Congrats Stefano, Mauricio and Karen!”

Stefano Mesa Track Record
Stefano Mesa celebrates with his team after setting the motorcycle track record at Summit Point Motorsports Park.

The motorcycle track record was set by Mesa in the Unlimited GP class as he uncorked a flawless lap of 1:10.728, topping the previous record of 1:11.400 that was set in 2009 by Jeff Wood. Mesa’s BMW featured a Diablo Superbike SC2 slick on the front and SC0 compound on the rear.

“This is an awesome gift to receive for my birthday and I’d like to thank my pit crew for having my bike on point!” said Stefano Mesa. “I’d also like to thank Pirelli for the bounty gift with setting this track record. It’s been incredible being teamed up with Pirelli and I hope that we can continue breaking more records together in the future.”

Mesa now holds three track records this season, previously setting the pace at Palm Beach International Raceway in January and Daytona International Speedway in March. Pirelli continues to put forth the biggest bounty in the brand’s history for 2018 and Mesa took home a $750 tire voucher for the third time this year.

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