DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2013) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) welcomes another world-class brand to the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with today’s announcement that Michelin is now an approved tire supplier for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class and proud partner of IMSA and the TUDOR Championship for the next two years.
Michelin will supply tires in the 2014 TUDOR Championship for Corvette Racing, BMW Team RLL, Risi Competizione, SRT Motorsports, Aston Martin Racing and the new Porsche North America team.
The tire manufacturer brings an outstanding record of success in North American and international sports car competition, with 139 overall race victories and 392 class wins in 147 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón races. Michelin has taken the overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the past 16 consecutive years.
“Michelin's record in sports car racing, particularly in North America, speaks for itself,” said IMSA President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Atherton. “We witnessed firsthand the many positive contributions Michelin provided the American Le Mans Series over many years and could not be more proud to welcome this truly world-class manufacturer into the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.”