Michelin statement following tyre supplier announcement
Michelin to become MotoGP™ Official Tyre supplier
source : http://www.michelinmotorsport.com/
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Michelin statement following tyre supplier announcement
Clermont-Ferrand, May 23, 2014
Mobile : +220.127.116.11.55.93
Michelin to become MotoGP tyre supplier from 2016
Dorna Sports, promoter and organiser of the MotoGP World Championship, which is
sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), has announced that
Michelin will be the sole supplier of tyres to teams participating in the series from 2016.
“Our policy of carrying over our technologies from track to street fits perfectly with the new
technical regulations which are due to be introduced in 2016 and which will dictate the use
of 17-inch wheels. That is why Michelin decided to submit a bid following the tender
process instigated by Dorna Sports. We take this opportunity to thank the governing
bodies for the confidence they have placed in us today. Their confidence recognises
Michelin’s expertise and the 26 Riders’ world titles it has secured”, says MICHELIN
Motorsport’s Director Pascal COUASNON.
The MotoGP World Championship features the discipline’s most technologically
sophisticated bikes, the power output of which exceeds 250hp. The level of performance
they deliver both mechanically and dynamically is very high. The series also stars the
world’s best riders and their efficiency is notably due to the confidence they have in their
machines, particularly their tyres. The discipline consequently serves as an exceptional
proving ground for the technological innovations of tomorrow.
Thanks to the MICHELIN Total Performance concept, which consists of constantly and
simultaneously pushing the envelope in all the areas that influence tyre performance,
Michelin is geared to providing the riders with increasingly higher levels of grip in dry and
wet conditions alike.