De Ferran completes 2008 Michelin roster

De FERRAN COMPLETES 2008 MICHELIN ALMS ROSTER Former Indy 500 Winner's New ALMS Team to Debut at Salt Lake City GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 6, 2008) - Joining an impressive Michelin line-up that includes the defending ...

De FERRAN COMPLETES 2008 MICHELIN ALMS ROSTER
Former Indy 500 Winner's New ALMS Team to Debut at Salt Lake City

GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 6, 2008) - Joining an impressive Michelin line-up that includes the defending American Le Mans Series (ALMS) champions in all four ALMS classes, the Utah Grand Prix debut of the #66 de Ferran Motorsports' Acura ARX-01b will complete the roster of 2008 Michelin ALMS technical partner teams.

"We are pleased to welcome Gil de Ferran and de Ferran Motorpsorts to the Michelin ALMS team," said Silvia Mammone, Michelin motorsports & sponsorship manager. "At Michelin, our first objective is that we race to learn. The de Ferran Acura team will be an outstanding technical partner; a strong competitor; and a perfect capstone to our 2008 Michelin ALMS line- up."

Gil de Ferran and Panasonic co-driver Simon Pagenaud have already started testing with Michelin. "The consistency of the tires was just unbelievable," said de Ferran of his very first test. "I am used to racing where the tires quickly start to lose a bit every lap, but at the Sebring test, we ran 90 laps on the first set of Michelin

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Series ALMS
Drivers Gil de Ferran , Simon Pagenaud