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Michelin inducted into Sebring Hall of Fame
Mar20

Michelin inducted into Sebring Hall of Fame

On Friday, Michelin was inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame, the first tire manufacturer to receive the honor. Michelin is the fourth manufacturer overall inducted. Nick Shorrock, Director of Michelin Competition Division, accepted the award. “It is a great honor to join our good friends from Porsche, Ferrari and Audi as the fourth manufacturer in this Hall of Fame,” Shorrock said. “Each is a Michelin technical...

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Sebring Race is on
Mar20

Sebring Race is on

The 12 Hours of Sebring is underway with a great crowd under clear blue skies on perfect spring day.  Alex Wurz in the No. 07 Peugeot diesel takes the early lead but his teammate Sebastien Bourdais is fighting off a strong early move by Emanuele Pirro in the Drayson Lola. The internet is back to life here at Sebring, but the action on the track has been caution free.  An early Porsche v. Porsche battle between Wolf Henzler and the...

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Michelin Tire Insider

Michelin race tire engineer Donnie Wilson has victories here at Sebring with Corvette Racing and Andretti Green Acura. He won’t give away the strategy for the Cytosport Muscle Milk Porsche RS Spyder prototype team he is working with in today’s race, but was willing to take a few minutes between the race morning warmup and the start of the 12 Hours of Sebring to give us a peek into race tire strategies. “The track was...

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Michelin Salutes Porsche’s 100th Win
Mar20

Michelin Salutes Porsche’s 100th Win

(Left to right) The Michelin Man, Paul Ritchie, President, Porsche Motorsport N.A., Silvia Mammone, Michelin Motorsport Manager N.A., and Nick Shorrock, Director Michelin Competition Division. Michelin presented Ritchie with a special Michelin Man statue to recognize Porsche’s 100th American Le Mans Series win at Laguna Seca last fall.

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Driver Fun at Sebring
Mar20

Driver Fun at Sebring

The drivers for the defending American Le Mans Series champion Highcroft Racing team decided to  try some movieland style garb before Friday’s autograph session.  Left to right, “Braveheart” Marino Franchitti (Scotland), “Jean Girard” Simon Pagenaud (France) and “Crocodile Dundee” David Brabham (Australia). All are expected to be in traditional driving suits for today’s 12 Hours of...

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