ORLANDO, Fla. (March 11, 2003)—Team Olive Garden has selected Pirelli's P Zero racing tires for the Ferrari 550 Maranello GTS it is campaigning in the American LeMans Series.
Pirelli also partnered with the Italian restaurant chain with two Ferrari 333 SPs in the 1999 racing series.
“The Ferrari-Pirelli bond in sports car racing has been particularly strong as can be witnessed by the two winning World Sports Car championships in 1995 and 1998,” said Guy Mannino, president of Pirelli Tire North America.
Olive Garden sponsors the series as part of its “Drive Against Hunger” program. The restaurant chain donates to food banks in each city in the racing circuit. Also, for every lap the Team Olive Garden completes, the company donates dinners to families in that city.