Michelin Launches US Ticket Refund Process
Michelin have began the process of refunding US Grand Prix ticket holders after tyre failures turned the race into a six-car disappointment.
Michelin North America and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway said all those who had bought race day tickets for the 19 June event were eligible. Some 120,000 fans attended the race and details of how to claim were provided through the US Grand Prix website.
“By working with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, we’ve created a thorough and quick process to reach out to all those fans present at the United States Grand Prix and offer them the face value refund of their race day ticket,” said Jim Micali, chairman and president of Michelin North America, Inc. “In addition to the ticket refund, we will provide 20,000 tickets to the 2006 USGP at Indianapolis to dedicated fans who purchased tickets to this year’s race. We hope through these gestures to encourage the further development of F1 in the United States.”
According to the US Grand Prix web site, the vast majority of ticket purchasers, will be required to take any further action to receive the Michelin ticket refund. IMS has begun sorting information on their USGP Account Holders automatically so Michelin can provide ticket refunds directly to them.