MICHELIN'S 10TH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY AT LE MANS
A PERFECT PARTNERSHIP FOR A VICTORY
In front of over 250000 spectators Audi Sport and Michelin dominated the 75th 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This will be a memorable day in the motor sport history as the two partners demonstrated the diesel technology dominance over the world's most difficult endurance race. Michelin was able met the challenge lanced by Audi and secured their 10th straight victory in the Sarthe.
This was the manufacturers' 16th victory in this most difficult but prestigious endurance race.
Michelin and Audi Sport are celebrating together another success after two years of close collaboration.
Their secret? Confidence
At the close of the 75th 24 Hours of Le Mans, 100 Michelin employees left the circuit satisfied in knowing that they had succeeded. Their efforts had helped secure Audi's victory for the second consecutive year and were proud to have successfully fulfilled their mission.
These seasons' performances are the direct result of the close relation between the tyre manufacturer and Audi Sport.
Frédéric Henry-Biabaud, Michelin Competition Director
We knew just how crucial this 75th 24 Hours of Le Mans was for us especially after our decision to pull out of Formula 1. We had to demonstrate through our products success that our commitment to motor sport competition was for us vital and strategic. We have also been able to strengthen the support of our long term partners through Endurance racing, notably with the mystique 24 Hours of Le Mans. This event is a showcase for our values: Performance, performance consistency and length.
The task at hand was remarkably well done and the glowing compliments from our partners where the best recompense for the Michelin group and its team. "
Along side its partners, Michelin improved their reactivity, work methods, and reinforced a mutual respect for one another.
The key to Success?
"In my opinion there are three major factors to succeed in competition: competence, experience, and motivation." explained Matthieu.
" Competence: We have this in our development and testing teams which we heavily depend on. Experience: One could not possibly expect results if you did not use the experience gained in achieving them to progress. Motivation: This is indispensable, as you have to surround yourself with competitive men who want to succeed and who give the very best of themselves. "