BFGoodrich to Compete in World Rally Championship
The 2006 World Rally Championship will not be a battle between Pirelli and Michelin, but BFGoodrich and Pirelli. The French manufacturer has decided to substitute Michelin name for the brand that uses to compete in the Rally Raid World Cup.
The Michelin Group and Ford intend to continue their partnership in WRC for the foreseeable future. BFGoodrich Tires will bring its vast racing experience and Michelin’s most current technology into this partnership.
“Motor sport forms a key element of Michelin Group’s strategy. Having secured 36 World Rally Championship titles, the Michelin brand continues to participate in closed circuit categories: Formula One, MotoGP and Endurance (Le Mans 24 Hours), while BFGoodrich Tires will spearhead the Group’s commitment to the Rally Raid (Dakar) and on the varied stage surfaces of the World Rally Championship,” the official statement read.