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Pirelli Internship Opportunity at Pirelli Moto R&D Racing Department

Pirelli's Business Unit Moto in Pillars:

From 2004, Pirelli is the Official Tyre Supplier for all classes of the FIM Superbike World Championship. The partnership has been extended by a further three years during 2023 season, and the agreement will be valid at least up to and including the 2026 season.

The partnership between Pirelli and the promoters of the FIM Superbike World Championship has celebrated its first 20 years in 2023 and it is a highlight of the constantly improving quality, reliability, and performance of Pirelli tyres in the Championship.

During the last 20 years of racing, Pirelli has embraced the values and the philosophy of the FIM Superbike World Championship by bringing to the racetrack products that are available to any motorcyclist at a worldwide level, reflecting the Company’s motto We sell what we race, we race what we sell.

Since 2004, Pirelli has supplied the Championship normal production tyres that can be purchased by anyone on the market by applying the Championship’s production-derived philosophy also to the tyres. The only real difference, of course, is that road tyres have feature treaded profiles rather than fully slick contact patches.

Pirelli’s single-tyre formula has allowed all the riders and Teams to compete for victory over the last 20 years, as the Company is supplying equal tyres for all. The role of Pirelli on the FIM Superbike World Championship is not only as a technical partner, but it is also a sponsor and a marketing partner.

The Company will become the Exclusive Tyre Supplier to the Moto2™ and Moto3™ classes of the MotoGP™ from 2024 to 2026 seasons. This three-year agreement will see the Company become an integral part of the lightweight and intermediate classes on MotoGP™ by supplying DIABLO™ Superbike slick tyres to both the aforesaid 2 classes. These tyres are of the same kind currently used inside the WorldSBK scene. This partnership is an important driver for the future enhancement of the Pirelli brand in terms of both commercial growth and technological development, as MotoGP™ classes offers a top racing laboratory on two wheels, ensuring the sport continues to drive innovation in safety, performance, and sustainability that reaches all the customers on the streets.

Pirelli Moto’s racing activities are not limited to the track, but also to off-road races. Pirelli is one of the Official Tyre Suppliers of the FIM Motocross World Championship and in 2023 the

Company has celebrated its 81 world titles, thanks to this season champions Jorge Prado Garcia in MXGP and Andrea Adamo in MX2. Both riders won their titles at the end of the penultimate

round of the 2023 World Championship, thanks also to the performance of the SCORPION™

MX32™ range, which covers all kind of grounds.

R&D Moto Racing - Internship

Pirelli Internship Opportunity at Pirelli Moto R&D Racing Department, supported by Females in Motorsport.

Females in Motorsport is proud to announce that Pirelli is partnering with us to promote an internship opportunity at Pirelli’s HQ in Milan, Italy. The selected candidate will spend six months in Pirelli Moto – R&D Racing Department, starting from the beginning of March 2024 and will work on R&D Racing activities. Pirelli will offer a monthly allowance to help with living expenses as part of this internship programme.

We kindly ask you to record and upload a video where you tell us about yourself, your passion for motorcycle racing, and why you want to achieve this opportunity. Please submit us as an unlisted video on YouTube, a Vimeo link or embed it in a Google docs/equivalent which must be accessible. We ask that your video is no longer than 120 seconds.

If you are interested in entering this selection, please read below all the requirements you must fulfil. If you do not meet the criteria, we will be unable to accept your application at this time. In order to enter the selection, we kindly ask you to fill this form and upload all the documents requested. The upload of the video, together with your CV, and a cover letter, are mandatory requirements for this selection.

Our opportunity

We’re a looking for a young engineer, who will start the stage in Pirelli's R&D Moto Racing team in the field of Racing Tyre development. The intern will be characterized by an international dimension thanks to the continuous collaboration between the various global functions (Manufacturing, R&D, Quality, Logistics, Sales and Marketing).

During the internship period, inside on Pirelli's team in Tyre Modeling and Development, the main activities can be summarized as:

  • Structural, Mechanical and Thermal Simulations to predict performance;

  • Simulation validation and consolidation;

  • Comprehensive understanding of individual components & materials within the tyre construction;

  • Benchmarking and analysis of competitors products.

During the internship experience, the candidate will be supported by the R&D Racing Manager in

product validation from pre-development and modeling to full validation through prototyping and

testing (internal and external).

Technical Competences and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering, ground vehicles or similar.

  • Team-Working skills and strong attitude toward problem solving.

  • Good knowledge of programming languages, such as Matlab and Python.

  • Basic knowledge of CAD, FEA, FEM.

  • Good Knowledge of Office Suite or equivalent.

  • English Fluency.

  • A basic knowledge of Tyre science and development will be considered as a plus.

Terms and Conditions

1. Candidates must live in Italy and recently graduated at any EU university. A Proof of studies, at

least at a Master’s Degree level, will be required as mandatory.

2. Entrants can be graduated at master's, doctorate etc.

3. Entrants must be graduated in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Ground Vehicles Engineering.

4. By submitting your CV, you consent to your data being shared with Females in Motorsport, and

with Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. “(Pirelli”) both acting as independent personal data controllers.

5. The deadline for submitting your CV for Pirelli Motorsport R&D Department is at 23:00

(GMT) on the 9th February 2024.

6. Pirelli will contact directly the selected Candidates no later than 29 January 2024 using your

contact details they provided in the CV.

7. If you are selected by Pirelli, you will be required to partake in reasonable publicity with

Females in Motorsport, Pirelli and other media partners.

8. Females in Motorsport and Pirelli Motorsport may publish and publicise your name, image,

social media handle and/or profile picture, and your entry, and we may refer to your association

with the competition, in any and all media, worldwide, in perpetuity, for publicity and PR


9. We may film, photograph and/or record you in connection with the competition and we may use such film, recording and/or photograph(s) for publicity and PR purposes in any and all media, worldwide in perpetuity.

10. By entering and submitting a video, image, audio file or any other materials you are granting us a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free licence in the Intellectual Property Rights (e.g. copyright) in any or all of them.

11. You warrant and undertake (i.e. guarantee), that:

a. You own and control all of the rights in your entry, and you have the right to grant the rights set out in these terms and conditions and any Specific Rules;

b. Your entry is personal and related specifically to you (e.g. if you tell a story for your entry, it must be truthful and it must be about you);

c. You have obtained written consent from anyone featured or mentioned in your entry, and your entry (and our and any third party’s use of it) does not and will not infringe the rights of any individual or business (including any intellectual property rights, moral rights, right to privacy, confidentiality, etc.);

d. Your entry does not violate any applicable law or regulation;

e. Your entry does not contain anything which is indecent, untrue, defamatory, unlawful, hateful, threatening, demeaning, inappropriate, obscene, malicious or which is in contempt of court;

f. Your entry will not cause any kind of harm or damage and does not (to the best of your

knowledge or belief) contain any virus, malware, spyware or similar.

12. You agree to keep confidential any information which you know or reasonably ought to know

is confidential and which relates to Females in Motorsport, Pirelli and the competition.

Apply below or here.


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