Car. In 1901 Pirelli filed the patent for its first automobile tyre: the “tipo Ercole”. A few years later, in 1904, the “semelle” tread pattern with anti-skid function was also registered.
Towards the end of the decade carbon black was also introduced into the compounds: this was the “tipo Neroferrato”. In 1907, the team of Borghese, Guizzardi and Barzini, in an Itala with Pirelli tyres, won the Peking-Paris raid. These were 17,000 very tough kilometres that consecrated the three Italians and their Pirelli-shod Itala
Motorcycle. 1900 - 1920: Pirelli Motorcycle tyres are already successful in not only racing, but also several prestigious World Records.