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Fernandez Edges Pagenaud for Long Beach Pole

A scintillating battle for pole has just concluded at Long Beach in advance of Saturday’s 100-minute American Le Mans Series race. Michelin scored three class poles with cars in LMP, LMPC and GT. Local favorite Adrian Fernandez, the Mexican driver who has a wealth of fans who annually flock to Long Beach to see him race, edged Simon Pagenaud for the pole. Fernandez clocked in at a 1:13.213 to Pagenaud’s 1:13.285. “I...

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Aston Martin Paces Oft-Interrupted Morning Practice

American Le Mans Series teams and drivers got the Long Beach Grand Prix weekend underway with the Friday morning practice session. The two-hour session was peppered with incidents, with five red flags interrupting the flow of laps. The class pace setters in LMP, LMPC and GT all race on MICHELIN® tires. Aston Martin Racing’s Lola Aston Martin was quickest overall and in the LMP class at a time of 1:15.112 with Adrian Fernandez...

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Michelin Sweeps Sebring Prototype Poles
Mar19

Michelin Sweeps Sebring Prototype Poles

In the first American Le Mans Series race with three prototype classes, LMP1, LMP2 and LMPC, Michelin-shod cars scored pole positions in each for Saturday’s 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway. The top six cars overall rode on Michelin tires. Peugeot again swept the top two positions overall and in LMP1 with the turbo diesel 908 HDi FAPs. Marc Gene was more than six tenths of a second quicker than Nicolas...

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