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BFGoodrich enters world competition in 2006

BFGoodrich Tires in the World Rally Championship from 2006 (Paris -- June 16, 2005) -- Starting from 2006, Michelin Group will pursue its technological and sporting involvement in World Rally Championship with its BFGoodrich Tires brand. This...

BFGoodrich Tires in the World Rally Championship from 2006

(Paris -- June 16, 2005) -- Starting from 2006, Michelin Group will pursue its technological and sporting involvement in World Rally Championship with its BFGoodrich Tires brand.

This decision strengthens BFGoodrich Tires' current racing implication in the Rally Raid World Cup, in the Dakar Rally, as well as in numerous Northern-American competitions such as the Score Baja 1000.

The Michelin Group and Ford have the intention to continue their partnership in WRC for the years to come. BFGoodrich Tires will bring into this partnership its widespread racing experience and Michelin Group's most up-to-date technology.

Car racing and motor sports in general form a key element of Michelin Group's strategy. Having secured 36 World Rally Championship titles, Michelin brand continues to participate in closed circuit categories: Formula One, MotoGP and Endurance (Le Mans 24 Hours), while BFGoodrich Tires will spearhead the Group's commitment in Rally Raid (Dakar) and on the World Rally Championship's high variety of grounds.

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