Sebring: Michelin race report

Michelin Helps Technical Partners Shine At Sebring; ALMS Celebrates 100th Race, Michelin Celebrates 97th Win SEBRING, FLA. (March 22, 2009) - Meeting the needs of a wide variety of technical partners, including innovative prototypes, ...

Michelin Helps Technical Partners Shine At Sebring; ALMS Celebrates 100th Race, Michelin Celebrates 97th Win

SEBRING, FLA. (March 22, 2009) - Meeting the needs of a wide variety of technical partners, including innovative prototypes, Michelin celebrated a record 11th consecutive victory at the 57th running of the Twelve Hours of Sebring, America's premier sports car endurance race. Michelin and its technical partners from Audi, Peugeot, Acura, Mazda, Corvette, Porsche and Ferrari dominated the entire 12-hour race at the 3.7 mile Florida circuit. Michelin teams swept the top nine positions overall, taking the victories in all four ALMS classes

Introducing a sleek and sophisticated new Audi R15 TDI clean diesel, the latest in a series of championship prototypes that have dominated endurance racing for the past decade, Audi engineers worked closely with Michelin to select the optimum tire compounds and pressures to score their ninth victory at Sebring in the past decade, all with Michelin. The winning car was driven by the defending 24 Hours of Le Mans champions: Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello. Proving that fast cars and clean cars are not incompatible concepts, the winning Audi scored an unprecedented double by also winning the inaugural MICHELIN

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Series ALMS
Drivers Rinaldo Capello , Allan McNish