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MOTORSPORTS

Tough love

There's a reason Michelin has been racing and loving it since 1891,
just a few years after the company was founded.
Testing in the world's most difficult races puts our tires through grueling punishment and lets us push the boundaries of tire technology.

Le Mans: the ultimate test of endurance

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an unforgiving
and exceptionally complex 24-hour race.
Victory is sometimes decided by seconds, and tires play a
critical role in the highly variable conditions.
The MICHELIN® Total Performance™ philosophy allows us to respond to the changes
in weather and race strategy during endurance races like Le Mans.

We're passionate about rallying

Michelin is a key player in international events like the World Rally Championship, the Dakar Rally and many more. Rallying is not only incredibly exciting, but also an instructive venue for testing tire technology.

The challenge of working in different conditions, and with different partners and
drivers gives us valuable insight and permits the development of exceptionally versatile tires.

Enjoy the thrill of rallying

 

The Alley Motorsports News

MICHELINAlley.com is the home of all MICHELIN Motorsports News.

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FIA Formula E: a fresh challenge for a new era

Michelin is now the official supplier of the new FIA Formula E Championship,
the world’s first fully electric racing series.

The first season will feature 10 teams with 22 drivers,
pushing the boundaries of technology. The best part?


Since the motors are quiet, they’ll be racing in city center circuits,
bringing the spectacle to the masses.
The future of car and racing technology is now!

See more on Formula E at the Michelin Alley

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship merges the “best of the best” from the GRAND-AM and American Le Mans Series into a new, unified endurance sports car championship in 2014.

Some of our other motorsports Partners:

  • More on Porsche

    Michelin and Porsche have a lot in common, such as a strong passion for innovative engineering and excellence in motorsports. As a world leader in performance tires, Michelin played a crucial role in helping create some of the fastest cars on the track. The MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport PS2™ N-Spec Tire is our exclusive tire for Porsche drivers and one of our best high-performance tires of all time. Michelin is the exclusive global tire supplier for the Porsche 918 Spyder with the only tire approved for its use – the MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 tire.

  • More on Corvette

    First, we teamed up with Corvette Racing to win the American Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Then, we engineered tires for the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 supercar. Now we've created custom tuned tires for all high-performance Corvettes. It's part of our shared commitment to developing innovative solutions for drivers who demand performance.

  • More on BMW

    From the very beginning, BMW and Michelin have had a strong partnership combining innovative technology with high-performance racing. Starting with the BMW 635i CSL fitted with MICHELIN® MXX Tires, we've worked hard to push the limits of performance while also designing the right tire for everyday driving.

Racing's in our blood

 

We've been motorsports fanatics since the 1891 Paris-Brest bicycle
race, just a few years after the company was founded.


We won the inaugural edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1923.
In the past 40 years, Michelin is the only tire manufacturer to have won events
and titles in almost all of motorsport’s major disciplines.

 

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Michelin Alley Blog

The Michelin Alley blog carries the latest news and insights on Michelin Motorsports including the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, FIA World Endurance Championship, World Rally Championship, Formula E and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin.

The Alley Newsletter

The Alley newsletter is your direct connection to the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. A must read for media, fans and teams alike, featuring outstanding photography, graphics and an upbeat style.

The ultimate R&D lab

The incredible challenges of the track push our tire design to the next level. Then we take the lessons of the track back to the streets in our consumer tire technology.

What gives us our edge?

Bringing multiple performances together with innovative technologies to deliver the total performance all drivers need-that’s MICHELIN® Total Performance™.