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Mario Andretti recaps Ford’s 1967 win
Mar16

Mario Andretti recaps Ford’s 1967 win

The Ford GT will be aiming for its first 12 Hours of Sebring victory this weekend in the GTLM class – looking to follow in the footsteps of the Ford GT40 Mk IV which won here with Mario Andretti and Bruce McLaren in 1967. Now 50 years later, the racing icon – who starred in everything he drove from Formula 1 to IndyCar, Sportscars to NASCAR – looks back on that historic Sebring win. WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER ABOUT THE WIN AT SEBRING?...

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Sebring – Respect the bumps
Mar15

Sebring – Respect the bumps

Ken Payne, technical director for Michelin motorsports North America, will share the advice that he offers the Michelin technical partner teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with all of the drivers and teams in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (March 18). Payne reminds the Michelin technical partner GT Le Mans (GTLM) class teams from BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, Risi Competizione Ferrari...

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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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