The Alley

Racing in America

This is the first part of a two-page centerfold on Racing in America in the the Road America issue of The Alley, Michelin’s trackside publication, which can be picked up around the paddock at the track. Stay tuned for additional sidebar posts from the story on They come from England and Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Canada, plus France, Denmark, Monaco, Finland and Belgium to race in America...

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Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge Coverage Recap

Here is a content recap of the sixth round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series season, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, from the staff. SATURDAY Rick Dole Photo Galleries Saturday Race Challenge GT – Risi Leads Michelin 1-2 in Tight Mid-Ohio GT Battle LMP – Dyson Takes Mazda’s First ALMS Win Mid-Ohio – Live Race Blog Robin Hill’s Birthday Tire...

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GT – Risi Leads Michelin 1-2 in Tight Mid-Ohio GT Battle

After leading a majority of the race at Mid-Ohio in the GT class, Jaime Melo restarted third behind the pair of Rahal Letterman BMWs. Determined to bounce back from a failure to finish at Lime Rock, along with trying to secure Risi Competizione’s first class win at Mid-Ohio, Melo was a man on the mission when the green flag flew. Melo made an incredible pass into Turn 2, the “Keyhole,” on the inside of both BMWs....

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Tire Insider – Dijyano – Mid-Ohio

Lee Willard, the Michelin race tire engineer working with Corvette Racing, is a great example of the Michelin “race to learn, race to win” approach to motorsports. A 25-year Michelin veteran, Willard is an Ultra High Performance (UHP) tire development engineer working to develop Michelin tires with Porsche, BMW, Corvette and Viper. He helped lead the Michelin tire development for the Corvette ZR1 and subsequent replacement...

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Racer’s Racers

Insiders often divide the motorsports paddock into two groups: “runners” or people just happy to be part of the big show, and “racers”, those who are totally committed to winning. There is no doubt where the leaders, drivers, engineers and crew for Corvette Racing stand. With 71 ALMS wins, eight ALMS championships and six victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Corvette Racing program almost became a victim...

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