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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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6 Hour mark: Rolex 24 at Daytona
Jan28

6 Hour mark: Rolex 24 at Daytona

The action in the opening six hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona was spectacular and battles raged throughout the field. Not only did teams face another 18 hours of competition, rain began to hit the track shortly after the six hour mark. While the Porsche of Patrick Pilet, Dirk Werner and Fred Makowiecki were scored as the race leader as pit stops cycled through in the GTLM class when the clock ticked past the six hour mark, the...

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Ready for the ultimate Rolex battle
Jan27

Ready for the ultimate Rolex battle

Practice and qualifying is run and done and now the stars and cars in the GTLM class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are going through their final preparations for tomorrow’ Rolex 24 at Daytona. Last year’s amazing Corvette Racing 1-2 finish proved while qualifying may be important for generating headlines, it doesn’t necessarily have a major impact on the result. The two Corvettes last year only qualified seventh and...

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Ford storms to Rolex 24 pole
Jan26

Ford storms to Rolex 24 pole

Ford dominated GTLM qualifying at the Rolex 24 at Daytona with Joey Hand taking the top spot aboard the No.66 Ford GT. Hand stopped the clocks at 1:43.473 to topple teammates Richard Westbook and Olivier Pla to score a Ford 1-2-3. Toni Vilander was the “best of the best” for Risi Competizione aboard the Ferrari 488 GTE. The pole was Ford’s sixth in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship since making its debut...

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Top manufacturer teams choose Michelin twice
Jan26

Top manufacturer teams choose Michelin twice

Heading into the opening race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the GTLM class BMW, Chevrolet Corvette, Ferrari, Ford, and Porsche  teams faced two important decisions in the only class featuring Open-tire competition. Chosen: The first decision was relatively easy, choosing their tire technical partner. “We are pleased that BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Ford, and Porsche have once again chosen Michelin as their technical...

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