ROME, Ga. (May 17, 2019) – Pirelli Tire North America congratulates Vasiliy Zhulin on capturing the brand’s second absolute motorcycle track record of 2019. Competing aboard a Metric Devil Moto Yamaha YZF-R1, Zhulin set the track record on Saturday, May 11 on the Nelson Ledges Road Course in the A Superstock race during the WERA Sportsman Series.
“It has been a great pleasure to work with Vasiliy throughout the years,” said Oscar Solis, road racing manager, Pirelli. “When I found out that he achieved this record, I was extremely happy for him. He has put in a lot of hard work and is very deserving of his accomplishment. I look forward to him earning his next track record.”
Zhulin set the impressive lap record of 1:05.198 on his third lap while using Pirelli DIABLO™ Superbike 120/70-17 SC1 front and 200/60-17 SC0 rear tires. Earlier in the day, he also topped the previous track record in the Formula 1 and A Superbike classes. He took the checkered flag to win all three classes.
“We had a fantastic weekend with Pirelli and the team here at Nelson Ledges,” said Zhulin. “We pushed hard throughout the three afternoon races and were able to get quicker and quicker in each race. I want to thank Pirelli and Trackside Tire Support for providing me with the best tires out there, which provide grip in all conditions. The race compounds are truly out of this world. I was able to push hard with relatively consistent grip on both the SC1 and SC0 compounds.”
Pirelli continues to offer a $750 tire voucher for setting a new motorcycle track record and Zhulin’s efforts made him the second rider to earn the reward this year.
To view the complete results from the WERA Sportsman Series event at Nelson Ledges Road Course CLICK HERE.
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