Building on the close working relationship that it has with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), Michelin will be the title sponsor and the sole tyre supplier to all the teams competing in the GT3 Le Mans Cup.
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An integral part of Michelin's very existence and philosophy from the beginning, racing is the “extreme” laboratory for testing tomorrow's solutions today with partners on circuits and tracks worldwide. Michelin endeavors to take part in competitions that have meaning in terms of future mobility. The Group supports its partners to victory, demonstrating the outstanding quality and performance of its products. This success is then the basis for developing innovative technology for the benefit of the drivers everywhere.
Pierre Fillon, President of the ACO, said: “This new series is a logical step as part of the scheme adopted by the ACO for the development of endurance. The ACO welcomes the strong involvement of Michelin in GT3 Le Mans Cup, strengthening further the links between the world-renowned French manufacturer and Le Mans.”
Pascal Couasnon, Director, Michelin Motorsport: “Michelin has invested significantly in the development of its endurance racing tyre range over the past several seasons. It consequently seemed natural to share this expertise with the GT3 teams and, indirectly, with the manufacturers of GT3 cars. Through our involvement in the Le Mans 24 Hours and in the championships the Automobile Club de l’Ouest promotes, we already have close ties with the ACO, so it was a perfectly logical step to extend our partnership and thereby accompany the spectacular growth endurance racing has enjoyed in recent years. Michelin is very keen to be a part of this new challenge, especially as it will allow us to combine an endurance racing programme with a season of sprint racing within the framework of the GT Tour. We will provide the drivers who participate in the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup with tyres that will contribute both to their enjoyment and their performance thanks to the quality of their overall package.”