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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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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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Porsche Lizards Continue to Fly

This is the fourth in a five-part GT2 class preview series. The two-time defending ALMS GT2 class champions rode a five-race mid-season win streak last season and ended with their sixth win of the year in the season ender at Laguna Seca. But with their rivals as fierce as ever, Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long have to continue to fight to keep the Flying Lizard Porsche atop the leaderboard. These two are joined by Marc Lieb for the...

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