Michelin Sebring Hall of Fame preview

MICHELIN OPENS RACE WEEK WITH SEBRING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION First Tire Maker Ever Inducted Into the Sebring Hall of Fame SEBRING, FL (March 16, 2010) - Michelin knows well the path to the winners' circle and podium at the Twelve Hours ...

MICHELIN OPENS RACE WEEK WITH SEBRING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
First Tire Maker Ever Inducted Into the Sebring Hall of Fame

SEBRING, FL (March 16, 2010) - Michelin knows well the path to the winners' circle and podium at the Twelve Hours of Sebring competition, having celebrated overall victories in the last 11 consecutive races here at America's premier sports car event. The 2010 edition of the American Le Mans Series season opener will, however, find Michelin in a new setting, the Sebring Hall of Fame.

Michelin will become the first tire maker ever enshrined in the Sebring Hall of Fame, and just the fourth manufacturer joining Porsche, Ferrari and Audi.

"Michelin is truly honored to be the first tire maker inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame and to join Audi, Ferrari, Porsche and so many legendary drivers, team owners and officials here," said Nick Shorrock, director of Michelin Group motorsport division.

In making the announcement, the Sebring Hall of Fame noted the following Michelin accomplishments:


. Michelin equipped cars have dominated Sebring since 1999, scoring 11 consecutive overall wins, first tire manufacturer to accomplish such a streak


. Michelin has earned 31 class victories at Sebring since 1999 and has recorded 106 wins in the 109 race history of the American Le Mans Series


. Michelin has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for 12 consecutive years


. Michelin introduced the MICHELIN

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