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Volume 6 No. 216
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League Notes: Pirelli Wants To Continue Its F1 Involvement

Official F1 tire manufacturer Pirelli has "no intentions of leaving the racing series." Pirelli Motorsports Dir Paul Hembery said, "Hopefully we can continue. We always emphasized that we understand our F1 involvement as a mid-term project. And if promoter and teams want to continue to work with us, we are more than willing to do so." Pirelli's three-year contract with the racing series "expires after the '13 season" (REIFENPRESSE.de, 9/12). ... The German Hockey League (DEL) has "already set a new attendance record," four months before its inaugural "Winter Game" at the Stadium Nuremberg. The league has "already sold 20,000 tickets" for its first outdoor game between the Ice Tigers Nuremberg and defending champion Eisbären Berlin on Jan. 5. The previous DEL attendance record was 18,700, set in '02 (SID, 9/12).