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Rally Japan: Michelin preview

So much that is new. including the challenge! Within the space of a month, from September 3rd until October 3rd, all those involved in the FIA World Rally Championship - teams, crews and tyre manufacturers - will have a great deal ...

So much that is new. including the challenge!

Within the space of a month, from September 3rd until October 3rd, all those involved in the FIA World Rally Championship - teams, crews and tyre manufacturers - will have a great deal that is new to discover: Rally Japan, the switch of Rally GB to September (instead of November) and Italy's WRC round which has traded the asphalt of Sanremo for the gravel of Sardinia! Helped no doubt by its long experience of the sport, which dates back to well before the creation of the World Championship, Michelin boasts a particularly successful record when it comes to rallying premiers.

Since 1996, the inaugural running of every new rally to have joined the world calendar has been won by a competitor competing on Michelin tyres: Indonesia (1996, Sainz/Ford), China (1999, Auriol/Toyota), Cyprus (2000, Sainz/Ford), Germany (2002, Loeb/Citro

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