Michelin celebrates 25 years of partnership with Race of Champions

Michelin celebrates 25 years of partnership with Race of Champions image

Text: / Photos: Michelin Press | posted December 04, 2012 18:17

Set to happen next weekend

The 2012 Race of Champions will surely be a thrilling end-of-season contest that will pit some of the world’s best drivers against each other in a variety of machinery, but no matter what car they use, it'll surely be running on Michelin tires.

This unique competition has been held every year since 1988, and Michelin has been a technical partner since day one.  The event brings together some of the world’s greatest drivers from different disciplines of motor sports internationally – including the Formula 1 World Championship, World Rally Championship, MotoGP, IndyCar , sports car endurance racing, V8 Supercars, and the X-Games – and sees them  battle head-to-head in identical vehicles.

For Michelin, motorsport is not only a place to compete but is also a place to develop and test new technology.

Race organiser Fredrik Johnsson said: "The Race of Champions features machinery ranging from production sports cars to buggies, with everything in between. One of the most important things for ROC was to find a tire manufacturer with an extensive pedigree in motor sport, coupled with the ability to provide tires that are both reliable and 'racy' for a wide range of vehicles. That meant it was a simple decision to join forces with Michelin - and the quality of their tires means it's been an even simpler one to keep our partnership going ever since."

The Race of Champions is set to happen at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium on December 15-16, 2012.