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Top rally teams around the world are using PIAA lighting systems for the advanced engineering and strong output.

PIAA is proud to have top rally drivers recommend their lighting systems. Reliability is critical in extreme rallying and top drivers have spoken to us about their choice to use PIAA Lighting Systems.

What is your image of PIAA?

Latvla: I knew PIAA is a Japanese brand but never tried before. I did not have a specific image of PIAA

What is your impression using PIAA lighting system?

Latvla: A very bright lamp. A lamp which can cover a broad range. There are many lamps reaching far distance but PIAA lighting system also gives strong light to the close range, I can easily find obstacles when turning. Also, the beam color is natural and gives less stress to the driverʼs eyes. With PIAA, I can drive with confidence. This is a great advantage when racing in a dark environment.

What is the next challenge of PIAA lighting system?

Latvla: As a racing driver, I do not find any issues with PIAA lighting system. I think this is the best lamp for rally competition.

What is your image of PIAA?

Hirvonen: I was using PIAA in 2004 when driving with SUBARU team, Started to notice more when FORD team started to use PIAA lights from 2009. I knew PIAA is a Japanese brand. Not only SUBARU, but FORD also uses PIAA. I think PIAA has a very professional, international image.

What is your impression using PIAA lighting system?

Hirvonen: A strong output lamp. Also highly reliable as I never had any trouble related to lighting. With a reliable lighting system, I can drive the night stages with confidence.

What is the next challenge of PIAA lighting system?

Hirvonen: I do not have any negative issues with PIAA lighting system. Recently there are not so many night rally stages, but we are able to race them with the best lights.

What is your image of PIAA?

Loriaux: PIAA has been supplying lamps to the top rally teams such as SUBARU, MITSUBISHI works team. For me, PIAA has a strong rally image.

What is your impression using PIAA lighting system?

Loriaux: Simple reason, We tested the lamps and PIAA showed very high performance. I already knew PIAA lamps are bright and durable since I was racing with SUBARU team before. When PIAA became the lighting supplier for FORD team in 2009, PIAA quickly developed a lighting system for FOCUS. I think PIAA is a professional supplier with rich knowledge and experience of rally competition.

What is the next challenge of PIAA lighting system?

Loriaux: I have some ideas making modifications, making the lamp even better. Will try them out with PIAA engineers.

Why did you select PIAA as a technical supplier in 2009?

Wilson: PIAA has joined the team as a supplier from 2009, but I have much longer relation with PIAA. The first time was when I was still an active racing driver. Canʼt exactly remember when but I have been using PIAA lights from the 1990s. There were many night stages back when I was an active racer. PIAA was already known for the bright, strong output since my days. After retiring as a racer, I still had a   good impression of PIAA, it is a great pleasure to be able to race together again in the rally with PIAA from 2009. Rally competition always needs strong, reliable lamps. PIAA is a great partner.

What is the best feature of PIAA?

Wilson: A bright, durable lamp. This has not changed since I was an active racer. Still today, PIAA offers the best lighting system.

What is the next challenge for PIAA lighting system?

Wilson: Not only the lampʼs performance, PIAA engineers has very advanced skills, and quickly reacts to problems. As a team manager, I am very happy with PIAA.