Michelin Notches Up 12th Consecutive Sebring Win
On March 19 Michelin became the first tyre manufacturer ever inducted into the Sebring International Raceway (Florida, USA) Hall of Fame, an accomplishment achieved through winning overall victories in the last 11 consecutive Twelve Hours of Sebring races. The following day a twelfth victory was added to Michelin’s tally. Along with its technical partner teams from Peugeot, Aston Martin, Porsche, Highcroft HPD, and Ferrari, the tyre maker secured the top six positions overall in the opening even of the 2010 American Le Mans Series. First and second places were secured by the Peugeot Sport team’s 12 cylinder, turbo diesel 908 HDI FAP cars, followed by the Lola Aston Martin in third place.
“This has been a very exciting week for Michelin here at Sebring with our induction into the Sebring Hall of Fame, the launch of our michelinalley.com blog site, a presentation to Porsche to celebrate their 100th ALMS win, the launch of the LMPC class and now great success in the 12 Hours of Sebring,” said Silvia Mammone, manager motorsports, Michelin North America. “We want to thank all of our technical partner teams for choosing Michelins. We are pleased to get the 2010 season off to such a great start.”