Michelin in, Cooper out: A1GP World Cup of Motorsport changes tire supplier

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Groupe Michelin will replace Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. as the exclusive tire supplier to the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport starting with the 2008/09 season.

Under the three-year agreement, Michelin will supply tires to the series' new A1GP Ferrari single-seater spec cars.

Tire testing is well underway in preparation for the season-opening race on Sept. 21, 2008, in Mugello, Italy, according to John Wickham, A1GP general manager, technical and operations.

"We commenced the test program at the beginning of June and have now specified the most suitable tire compound and construction for our new A1GP 'Powered by Ferrari' car."

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