Burton Upon Trent, August 2, 2012 – Winners of an online competition run by prestigious tyre firm Pirelli have been rewarded with five signed Pirelli podium caps and one lucky winner has won a pair of tickets to next year’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The online competition was running from Thursday 5 July to Sunday 15 July and required partcipants to log in to the official Pirelli Facebook page and enter their details in order to be in with a chance of winning five podium caps signed by McLaren drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

The top prize was a pair of tickets to next year’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Lesley Worrell from Hampshire was announced as the lucky winner of the 10-day competition and was delighted with the prize.

“I still can’t believe it,” said prize winner, Worrell. “We were at the Grand Prix and we went along to the Pirelli stand and that’s where we entered the competition. We didn’t expect to win, I didn’t think anybody ever won these sort of competitions so I really couldn’t believe it when I got the phone call saying that I’d been successful. It’s the first competition that I’ve ever won and my partner is a petrolhead so he’s over the moon too. I’m a big Mark Webber fan and my husband is a Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button fan, so we can’t wait to go along next year.”

Catherine Kirk, Trade & Consumer Marketing Manager at Pirelli UK said: “We had a fantastic response to our online competition and it’s always nice to be able to reward six lucky winners instead of just one.   Our competition was extremely popular and Lesley was the lucky winner of the Silverstone tickets out of over 3600 entries. We hope to do another competition soon to reward our customers and fans and I’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank everybody that took the time to enter our competition.”

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For further media information, please contact: Sarah Brown, Communications, Pirelli Ltd

Pirelli UK Tyres Ltd – +44 (0) 1283 525479 – PR Office - sarah.brown.st@pirelli.com

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