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Michelin information - 2001 Monte Carlo Rally

Round 1: Monte Carlo Rally (January 18th - 21st 2001) A HAT-TRICK TO BUILD ON... Following its titles in both the Drivers' and Manufacturers' championships in 1998, 1999 and 2000, Michelin will this year be looking to extend its run of three ...

Round 1: Monte Carlo Rally (January 18th - 21st 2001)

A HAT-TRICK TO BUILD ON...
Following its titles in both the Drivers' and Manufacturers' championships in 1998, 1999 and 2000, Michelin will this year be looking to extend its run of three consecutive "double crown" successes in world rallying. The French firm's record of ten wins last season from fourteen rounds - and on all the types of stage surface encountered in the series - was a fitting tribute both to the quality of its products and to the expertise of its technical staff. Today, however, there is no room for complacency since the season ahead has all the makings of being yet another nail-biting, action-packed thriller...

Every season marks a fresh start and, even though teams will not exactly be starting from a clean sheet in 2001, the overall picture at the sharp end marks a certain contrast to that of twelve months ago. To begin with, nobody will be able to claim this time round to have been taken by surprise by the potential of the Peugeot-Michelin squad, while the various technical evolutions programmed by the teams over the coming months means that no-one will be able to lower their guard. On the tyre front, one of the biggest changes will be the recent switch of the factory Fords to a rival supplier after their runner-up finish in the 2000 Manufacturers' points table. Even so, Michelin will continue to be associated with five of the seven makes entered in the 2001 championship following the return of Citro

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