Honda and BMW Take Michelin Green X Challenge at Baltimore Grand Prix
A clean, fast, and efficient performance on the track, and the overall race victory, also delivered a Michelin Green X Challenge win for Honda, Level 5 Motorsports and drivers Christophe Bouchut and Scott Tucker at the Baltimore Sports Car Challenge.
The victory in America’s premier environmental motorsports competition was the second for the Wisconsin-based Level 5 Motorsports team and the record 17th for Honda Performance Development.
“We are proud to have won the Michelin Green X Challenge award for the 17th time in the ALMS history, » said Marc Sours, General Manager, Honda Performance Development. “ Honda has always been an environmentally aware company. The Michelin Green X Challenge award is based on being fast, clean and efficient, three qualities that everyone at HPD works to achieve every day,” said Sours.
Taking the Michelin Green X Challenge honors for the third time this season and seventh time in history was the BMW Team RLL, this time with the No. 55 BMW E92 M3 with co-drivers Bill Auberlen and Jorg Muller.
“We congratulate the teams, drivers and Honda Performance Development and BMW on their latest wins in the Michelin Green X Challenge,” said Silvia Mammone, manager motorsports, Michelin North America. “The teams and manufacturers are working constantly to improve efficiency on the track and for consumers,” said Mammone. Racing on the real streets of downtown Baltimore is a great reminder of the relevance motorsports competition to accelerate the development of new technologies and energies. ”
Representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency attended the two-hour event on the 2.04 mile circuit through the streets of downtown Baltimore and assisted in the awards presentations.