Pirelli Partners With Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross

_____Pirelli News Release_

ROME, GEORGIA - Pirelli Tire North America's Motorcycle division will be a presenting sponsor for the 2010 Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross Finals in Mammoth Lakes, California. "Mammoth" is the longest-running amateur MX event in the nation, and is held in California's Mammoth Mountains over 11 days, from June 17-27, 2010.

Run consistently since 1968, it is one of the highest attended/contested amateur motocross events in the world. The event averages in excess of 3,000 racers in every age group and bike classification available.

"As we continue to increase support and commitment for amateur motocross racers nation wide, our sponsorship of Mammoth Motocross gives new riders the opportunity to try our Scorpion MX range of tires," said Pirelli Motocross Manager Josh Whitmire.

Pirelli's MX program is a perfect fit for "Mammoth" and supports to the core aspects of the sport of dirt bike racing. Pirelli will give one set of Scorpion MX tires for top finishers in each big bike class and three sets of Scorpion MX tires to each mini bike class top finishers. The free tires will be awarded on the podium during the rider award ceremony.

The Finals for the Mammoth Motocross 2010 will occur June 19-20 (Vet, Sr., Master), and June 22-23 (Mini-National, 65,85, Supermini), June 25th (Open Class {301cc+}, Women, Schoolboy), June 26th (250cc) and June 27th (450cc 4-stroke, 250 cc two-stroke, 250cc four-stroke), practice and entry information can be had at: www.mammothmotocross.com

Pit Pro Cycle will sell Pirelli Scorpion MX tires at special event pricing and offer official Pirelli trackside support for the entire event.

Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycles and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli's Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets. For more information please visit www.us.pirelli.com.