Michelin tires on top ten qualifiers

Top ten Le Mans qualifiers fitted with Michelin tires. Tiremaker claims all of the top ten spots as it seeks fifth straight victory LE MANS, FRANCE - Final qualifying for this weekend's 24 hours of Le Mans is complete and Michelin-shod cars...

Top ten Le Mans qualifiers fitted with Michelin tires.

Tiremaker claims all of the top ten spots as it seeks fifth straight victory

LE MANS, FRANCE - Final qualifying for this weekend's 24 hours of Le Mans is complete and Michelin-shod cars have taken the top ten positions and set the fastest time in all four classes in which Michelin is entered. Once again the Audis' and Michelin hold the top spots. The Audi R8s' claimed the pole as well as 2nd and 3rd. <pre> TOP QUALIFIERS: 1. Audi Capello/Herbert/Pescatori 3:29:905 2. Audi Biela/Kristensen/Pirro 3:30:219 3. Audi Krumm/Peter/Werner 3:30:801 4. Dallara-Judd Sarrazin/Montagny/Minassian 3:31:828 5. Dome-Judd Lammers/Hillebrand/Coronel 3:32:734 6. MG Sport Blundell/Bailey/McGarrity 3:33.254 7. Dallara-Judd Beretta/Lamy/Comas 3:33.403 8. Cadillac Bernard/Collard/Lehto 3:33.569 9. Panoz Brabham/Magnussen/Herta 3:34.824 10. Cadillac Taylor/Angelelli/Tinseau 3:35.042

Audi is seeking its third straight Le Mans victory with its R8 LMP 900s. Michelin is preparing for its fifth victory in a row. Every overall Le Mans Champion for the past four years has driven on Michelin tires. With strong team partners like Audi, Cadillac, Ferrari, MG, Panoz and Porsche and excellent results from qualifying, Michelin expects to outfit the winning team again this year.

In addition to the overall pole, Michelin-shod Audi (Capello/Herbert/Pescatori) was the best in the LMP 900 class. In the LMP 675 class, the Michelin-shod MG (Blundell/Bailey/McGarrity) was the fastest. A Michelin-shod ProDrive Ferrari 550 Maranello (Enge/Rydell/Menu) was the fastest in GTS and the Racers Group Porsche GT3 (Buckler/Luhr/Bernhard) took GT honors on Michelins as well. Twenty-seven Le Mans contenders are Michelin partners. For complete Le Mans coverage, or additional information on Michelin motorsports, visit www.michelinsport.com.

Michelin manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and the space shuttle. The company also publishes travel guides, maps and atlases covering Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs 26,500 and operates 23 plants in 19 locations.

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