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Four Michelin Poles at Le Mans

Thursday’s four hours of qualifying, split into two two-hour sessions, see the same fastest qualifiers as ended yesterday. Michelin technical partners have scored pole positions in all four classes, LMP1, LMP2, GT1 and GT2, in advance of Saturday’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Peugeot’s turbo diesel-powered 908 HDi FAP closed-top prototypes start in positions one through four in the 55-car field. Sebastien Bourdais backed up...

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Le Mans Preview – Highcroft – 24-Hour Premiere

This is the fifth in a 24 Hours of Le Mans preview series. Check back to MichelinAlley.com for more features and posts in the coming days. Although Highcroft Racing team owner Duncan Dayton has won vintage races on the historic streets of Monaco, Dayton has never taken his team to Le Mans. After an ambitious and successful five year period, Highcroft Racing has secured their first invitation to the 24-hour race. Dayton has taken the...

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Michelin Double-Stints Propel Highcroft, Lizard to Victories

Tire strategy on the final pit stops decided the winners at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, with Michelin technical partner teams double-stinting their tires to victory. Highcroft Racing completed an improbable run from 33rd overall on the grid to win in Monterey at the third round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series season. It is both Highcroft’s second win this season and consecutively. Simon Pagenaud put in an incredible first...

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Monterey – Live Race Blog

After an hour, 30 minutes in the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge, the Muscle Milk Team CytoSport Porsche RS Spyder leads the prototype category. Running on E10 after the longest first stint of any car in the field, the Porsche has a Green Racing Challenge index of 1.0000 and GRC score of 48.7658. The Patron Highcroft HPD ARX 01-c is second with the Autocon Lola third. In GT, the two Corvette Racing ZR1s lead with the No. 4 ahead of the...

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Tire Insider – Dijyano – Monterey tire double header?

Perry Hyder, the Michelin race tire engineer with the defending ALMS prototype champion Highcroft Racing HPD team thinks that fans may see a two-part race here today at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Hyder expects the first half of the six-hour race on the hilly, low-grip, 2.238 mile circuit to be sunny and warm, but it is the cool and potentially windy second half that may determine the winners and has the full attention of the teams....

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