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Michelin “customer racing” wet tires deliver at Daytona
Jan30

Michelin “customer racing” wet tires deliver at Daytona

With nearly 10 hours of the race run in wet conditions, tire performance was critical and the Michelin GTLM wet tires delivered. But these Michelin wet tires were not the exotic, highly proprietary wet tires used in winning the overall race at Petit Le Mans in 2015 (and the overall race pole at the 2016 Rolex 24), but rather, the Michelin “customer racing” wet tires that club and vintage racers can buy! “Our Michelin ‘customer racing’...

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Ford scores another big 24 hour win with Michelin
Jan29

Ford scores another big 24 hour win with Michelin

The 55th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the opening race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, threw an endless array of challenges at the stellar field, but Michelin and its technical partner teams met every challenge. After starting from positions 18-28 in the 55 car field, the Michelin-fitted GT Le Mans (GTLM) class entries from BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing, Risi Competizione Ferrari, Porsche GT Team, and Ford...

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Porsche unveils new 911 RSR
Nov16

Porsche unveils new 911 RSR

Porsche will tackle the 2017 racing season with an all-out newly developed GT racer. The new 911 RSR makes full use of the breadth of the Le Mans 24 Hours GT regulations, and in addition to systematic lightweight design, features the ultra-modern, flat-six engine positioned in front of the rear axle. The extremely light four-liter powerplant is highlighted by direct fuel injection as well as a rigid valve drive and is characterized by...

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Le Mans 2030 – Challenge Design winners revealed
Oct20

Le Mans 2030 – Challenge Design winners revealed

In collaboration with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, Michelin today announced the winners of the global 2017 Michelin Challenge Design, “Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win.” Works by individuals and teams of designers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, India, Portugal and Russia were among the winners and finalists selected by a distinguished jury of the world’s top automotive designers and industry experts. The...

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Buemi takes Hong Kong win
Oct09

Buemi takes Hong Kong win

Reigning FIA Formula E Champion Sebastien Buemi got his chance defense off to the perfect start with victory in the Hong Kong ePrix. With 30,000 people attending the event, the new Formula E season began with one of the most unpredictable races so far. Buemi hit the front in the second half of the race when Sam Bird pitted for his mandatory car swap. But the DS Virgin Racing car failed to pull out of the pits, allowing Buemi, who had...

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Andretti ready for Formula E season 3
Oct07

Andretti ready for Formula E season 3

The third season of the FIA Formula E Championship is set to kick off this weekend in Hong Kong with American squad MS Amlin Andretti eagerly awaiting the season ahead. Hong Kong is one of a number of new races on the calendar for this year which also includes events in Brussels, Montreal and New York City for the first time. MS Amlin Andretti enters the year on a high after having recently confirmed a two-year...

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