Michelin is the Official Tire of Sebring International Raceway
Michelin and Sebring International Raceway announced today that Michelin will continue as the Official Tire of Sebring International Raceway through 2017.
“Sebring has a great tradition and a distinct character that presents a wide range of technical challenges,” said Chris Baker, director of motorsports for Michelin North America. “Virtually our entire portfolio of MICHELIN Pilot ultra-high performance tires can trace its technical heritage to innovations and insights gained through open competition in endurance racing at tracks like Sebring and Le Mans.”
“Our Michelin Bridge at Turn 17 is a great reminder of how we link our race tire technology in the Sebring pits to our tire technology in the paddock at BMW, Corvette, Ferrari and Porsche car corrals and to consumers on the street,” said Baker.
The 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race will provide a robust test of the balance of tire performance as exceptional handling, braking, power down and extended wear all contribute to overall performance.
“We are proud to continue our relationship with Michelin as the Official Tire of Sebring,” said Tres Stephenson, Sebring president and general manager. “Michelin technical partner teams have enjoyed great success at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida for many, many years. Our Sebring fans know and respect Michelin.”
Manufacturers and top independent teams from Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Nissan, Porsche, Toyota have chosen Michelin as their technical partner for the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and/or FIA World Endurance Championship competitions.