A late race caution period threw Michelin technical partner teams strategies out the window, but a bold pass by former F1 standout Giancarlo Fisichella carried the defending race champion Risi Competizione Ferrari to victory and delivered a ninth consecutive victory and first overall race win for Michelin in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship here at the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway (VIR).
Michelin technical partner teams carry the momentum as they take on a “momentum” track and savor the rare opportunity to compete for an overall race win as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship heads to the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), August 24.
Patience, pit work and race pace were rewarded today as the Risi Competizione Ferrari of former F1 standout Giancarlo Fisichella and co-driver Pierre Kaffer brought home the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTLM class victory for Ferrari and Michelin here at Road America.
Michelin and its technical partner teams face a “total challenge” at the next stop on the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Michelin and its technical partner teams from Dodge Viper SRT, Risi Competitizone Ferrari, Porsche North America, Corvette Racing and BMW Team RLL made it a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 Michelin day in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTLM class competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.