A “COMPETITION ONLY” CARVED TIRE, SPECIFICALLY FOR WET SURFACES
The specific carving on this tire features longitudinal and transverse grooves, enabling maximum water expulsion from the tread in contact with the ground. This reduces the possibility of aquaplaning to a minimum.
The connection between the longitudinal and the curved transverse channels enables the expulsion of water both at the front – through the large longitudinal channels – and at the sides – by means of the curved transverse channels – which collect the water from the central areas of the footprint and convey it outwards, releasing it at the sides of the contact patch.
Compared with slicks, thanks to the choices of external profile and structure, the Rain tires have a larger footprint in the direction of movement to increase the resistance to aquaplaning.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
Competition Motorsport offers Pirelli Racing Tires for sale only upon the conditions and terms specified in this warranty section. Due to the many varied and diverse conditions to which Pirelli Racing Tires are exposed and because of the manner in which racing is conducted, any and all of the Pirelli Racing Tires sold and/or distributed by Competition Motorsport are sold AS IS without warranties of any kind. ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND WARRANTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND/OR SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ARE HEREBY expressly EXCLUDED TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW AND ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED BY Competition Motorsport AND ITs SUPPLIERS.
IN NO EVENT SHALL Competition Motorsport, its officers, agents and/or employees BE LIABLE TO THE BUYER OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY loss, damage, injury, expense or liability of any nature whatsoever and/or for any INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, OR LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROVIDED OR TO BE PROVIDED BY Competition Motorsport, OR THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SAME, EVEN IF Competition Motorsport HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
AGREEMENT TO INDEMNIFY
Race tires are not tested or labeled to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Nos. 109, 119, 139, or ECE36 Safety Standards. Therefore, it is dangerous and illegal to sell racing tires for use on public highways. Any person selling Pirelli Racing Tires for highway use agrees to indemnify and reimburse Competition Motorsport for all losses, damages, injuries, expenses and/or liability of any type incurred by Competition Motorsport due to such sales.
Freeze Crack Advisory: This advisory addresses proper storage and use of Pirelli Racing Tires in cold conditions. Pirelli Racing Tires, especially asphalt and hard compound tires, may experience Rubber Cracking if the tires are transported, crushed, flexed or stressed when frozen. The following guidelines are provided to avoid this problem:
1. Always store Pirelli Racing Tires indoors at temperatures above 32° F.
2. If tires have been subject to 32° F or less, allow them to warm to room temperature about 70° F for a minimum of 24 hrs before tires are mounted, transported or flexed.
3. Always use spare tires not intended for future competition to store vehicles for prolonged periods of time or winter transport.
4. If below freezing temperatures are expected, please consider shipping tires once more favorable conditions exist.
Do not use tires that have evidence of Freeze Crack Damage.
WARNING: SERVICE LIFE
Old tires can fail in use, causing loss of vehicle control and personal injury or death. Poor storage and/or environmental conditions such as temperature extremes, exposure to sunlight, electric arc, solvents, automotive fluids, and atmospheric pollutants accelerate the aging process. Competition Motorsport strongly recommends that new (sticker) tires should be put in service within 1 year of the date of purchase.
WARNING: TIRE MOUNTING IS DANGEROUS
Special Tire Mounting Instructions: Tire mounting should be done only by trained personnel using proper tools and procedures. Failure to follow safe mounting procedures could cause faulty positioning of the tire and cause the assembly to burst with explosive force sufficient to cause SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. Always inspect tires for kinked beads or other possible damage that may have occurred in shipping or storage. Clean rim and lubricate beads with rubber lubricant. Always lock rim on mounting machine or place in safety cage. Use a clip on chuck, an in-line valve with a pressure gauge or adjustable regulator and remote inflation/deflation device. Have enough air hose to stay out of the trajectory. Stand back.
WARNING: VERIFY RIM FLANGE
Verify Correct Wheel and Bead Flange: All tires are designed to be used on wheels that are manufactured to Tire and Rim Association (T&RA) specifications and tolerances. Some rims are non-standard or damaged and it is necessary to inspect the rim flange to assure proper fit. Consult your specific rim manufacturer to determine if your rim can be used in this application. Never attempt to install and inflate a tire of one bead diameter on a rim or wheel of a different bead diameter. Use of Pirelli Racing Tires on wheels with incorrect bead flanges or wheels that do not meet T&RA standards can cause the assembly to fail and burst with explosive force sufficient to cause SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. Use a certified wheel rim disk tape to confirm wheel rim flange size.
WARNING: BEAD / RIM SEATING
When seating beads, never exceed maximum bead seating pressure as molded in tire sidewall. Never exceed manufacturer’s maximum inflation pressure. Always seat beads with wheel locked to mounting machine or placed in a safety cage. A damaged tire or wheel can fail during bead seating and burst with enough force to cause SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. Always use a clip on chuck, an in-line valve with a pressure gauge or adjustable regulator and remote inflation/deflation device. Have enough air hose to stay out of the trajectory. Stand back. If the beads will not seat at the manufacturer’s maximum bead seating pressure, STOP, deflate tire, and return the tire to place of purchase.
WARNING: NOT FOR HIGHWAY USE
All Pirelli Racing Tires are designed for racing purposes only on specified racing surfaces and are not to be operated on public roadways. It is unsafe to operate any Pirelli Racing Tires on public roads. The prohibited use of Pirelli Racing Tires on public roadways may result in loss of traction, unexpected loss of vehicle control, or sudden loss of tire pressure, resulting in a vehicle crash and SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
WARNING: MISUSE / MISAPPLICATION
All Pirelli Racing Tires are designed for a specific purpose. Consult with Competition Motorsport for specific fitment and application. Utilizing Pirelli Racing Tires in any form outside of their intended use constitutes misuse of the product and can cause SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. Pirelli Racing Tires are designed and manufactured for racing purposes only, within a closed course designed for organized competition. Not for recreational use.
For more information, please refer to the manufacturers warnings molded onto tire sidewalls, printed on the tire labels, and located at www.pirelli.com