Pirelli is among the main tyre makers globally and world leader in the Premium segment, with high technological content. Founded in 1872, it has a presence in over 160 countries, with 22 manufacturing facilities on four continents and 38,000 employees. Pirelli has been involved in motor racing – a proving ground for technical innovation – since 1907, and is currently the exclusive Formula 1® tyre manufacturer for the 2014-2016 championship seasons, as well as equipping World Superbike and many other global series. For the 2015 season, Pirelli is once more the tyre manufacturer most heavily involved in motorsport. Excluding Formula 1, Pirelli supplies nearly 150 other international championships on road and track, underlining the company’s sporting DNA.