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Risi ready to repeat history
Aug06

Risi ready to repeat history

If history is a teacher and reasonable predictor of the future, the competition and fans should have their eyes on the Risi Competizione team and drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Pierre Kaffer here at Road America. First – the history. Last year, after a disastrous start to the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the ultra-successful Houston-based team led by team principal, Giuseppe Risi, regrouped. The team brought in Kaffer...

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Michelin tire strategies
Jul12

Michelin tire strategies

Michelin’s four technical partner teams in the GTLM class – BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing, Porsche North America, and Risi Competizione Ferrari – all have truckloads of data, championship-winning drivers, savvy race strategists, and embedded Michelin tire engineers. Yet, when it came time to decide which Michelin tire option to use in qualifying and in today’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, there...

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Michelin at CTMP: “Commitment To Maximum Performance”
Jul10

Michelin at CTMP: “Commitment To Maximum Performance”

Michelin technical partner teams and drivers will be counting on Michelin technology and experience to provide the confidence that is essential for success as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship makes its sole visit to Canada for Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix. “The track’s proper name is Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, or CTMP. In effect, CTMP can also stand for ‘Commitment To Maximum Performance,’” said...

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Racing in the rain tech
Jul09

Racing in the rain tech

As consumers drive day or night, rain or shine, endurance sports car racing with production based cars is in many ways the most relevant form of competition for many manufacturers. Michelin engineers believe that providing optimum wet handling, braking and driving traction in racing conditions is one of the most direct paths to delivering exceptional performance in wet conditions for “normal” consumer tires. The same principles apply...

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Rain may open door for Michelin GTLM runners
Jun28

Rain may open door for Michelin GTLM runners

If Saturday morning’s wet conditions are a fair indicator, the battle at the front of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen could become more crowded if rain arrives during today’s race. Track conditions were sunny and dry for Friday’s pair of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship practice sessions which saw a gap of six seconds per lap (1 minute 38 seconds vs. 1 minute 44 seconds) from the Prototype entries led by the Michael Shank Racing...

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