A few days with Michelin at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Before I headed out to Le Mans, someone told me that it’s the Oscars of racing. I had never been to the 24 hrs of Le Mans, but I’d had the opportunity to attend the 24 hrs of Nurburgring 5 times in the last 10 years. So in a way, I knew what to expect from the event. But little I did I know just how spectacular and different from Nurburgring it would turn out to be.

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Mickey Thompson Expands Tire Line

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Mickey Thompson added two new sizes to its Pro Bracket Radial product line – 31.0/13.5R15 and 32.0/14.0R15

“The new Pro Bracket Radial sizes have been designed for higher horsepower vehicles with modified chassis that use a larger tire,” said Ken Warner, vice president of marketing for Mickey Thompson. “Like their smaller counterparts, these tires will deliver quicker elapsed times with great consistency and handling.”

Mickey Thompson is a subsidiary of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

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Michelin “Premium Touch” offers new design look for Pilot Sport 4 S

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At the moment, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tire is one of the most popular performance tires on the market, if not the very most popular. It’s combination of impressive dry performance, wet performance and braking distances make it the idea tire for any customer with a high-end performance car. Basically, if you want your sports car to drive as well as it possibly can, fit a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires. But don’t just assume this is some marketing campaign for us.

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Tires are the trickiest aspect of Formula One, Lance Stroll says

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When you’re a driver in today’s Formula One, your life is all about tires. Nobody knows this more than Canadian rookie Lance Stroll, who readily admits that the Pirelli boots on his Williams race car continue to be his Achilles heel as he navigates his first F1 season. “It’s been the trickiest thing for me. You have to adapt your driving style so the tires are happy,” said Stroll …

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Firestone has been making Indy 500 tires for over 100 years

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – You may be making the trek to Indiana this weekend for the annual Indianapolis 500 where the world’s top auto racers and hundreds of thousands of people will gather on Sunday. Firestone brand tires are of the official tires of the Indy 500, a brand under the Bridgestone umbrella. They’ve been supporting Indy cars for more than 100 years, even since the first official race in 1911.

 

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Pirelli Renews Partnership with Dream Racing

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Pirelli and Dream Racing expand high performance driving program.

Pirelli has announced a new three year partnership with Dream Racing, a premier driving experience based in Las Vegas. This long term relationship will see Pirelli provide P Zero tires to equip Dream Racing’s fleet of over 50 exotic supercars and racecars – including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren and Aston Martin.

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Racing Legend Mario Andretti Competes Against Fans in Firestone Social Media Challenge

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Firestone, a leading tire brand offered by Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) and the official tire of the Verizon INDYCAR Series®, is giving fans the opportunity to race Mario Andretti, the greatest race car driver of all time, as part of a five-week series of video posts on social media. As today’s IndyCar drivers prepare to compete in the 101st Running™ of the Indianapolis 500® on May 28, Andretti will challenge followers of Firestone for the second straight year to race him as they perform fun, everyday tasks.

 

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Yokohama Adds New UHP Tire to Advan Line

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Yokohama Tire Corp. has rolled out a new ultra high performance tire for its Advan line –the Advan A052.

Designed for sports car, track day and race enthusiasts, the A052 offers extreme grip for street and track use.

The tire features an all-new asymmetric tread pattern and special compound derived from Yokohama’s racing heritage, the tiremaker said. A stable outer compound rib with a notched micro groove helps with enhanced heat dissipation.

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Michelin Wins Four J.D. Power Original Equipment Tire Awards

GREENVILLE, S.C.March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin has been awarded top honors in all four segments of the 2017 J.D. Power Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study. The four new awards in 2017 raise Michelin’s win total to 84 all-time since the J.D. Power tire study began in 1989. This tally represents four times more awards than all other tire manufacturers combined.

Michelin swept the industry’s top honors in the Luxury, Passenger Car, Truck/Utility and Performance Sport segments. It was the company’s 14th consecutive highest ranking in the Luxury category, ninth consecutive top ranking for Passenger Car and second consecutive top ranking in the Truck/Utility category.

“Michelin has always been committed to providing our automotive manufacturing partners with a premium product that meets their performance and safety needs,” said Nicolas Duriez, vice president of operations for passenger and light truck original equipment tires, Michelin North and South America. “It is great to see our close collaboration validated by our partners’ most important customers – the purchasers of new vehicles.”

The 2017 U.S. Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study is based on responses from more than 29,622 original owners of 2015 and 2016 model-year vehicles. Satisfaction is examined in four measures: tire wear, tire ride, tire appearance and tire traction/handling. The study was fielded in October through December 2016. More information about the 2017 O.E. Tire Customer Satisfaction Study can be found HERE.

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Michelin gains 3 ‘supercar’ OE fitments

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CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — Group Michelin has invested more than two years in the development of tires for recently launched ultra-high-performance sports cars.

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