Michelin gets positive feedback after IMSA test

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Michelin gets positive feedback after IMSA test


Michelin gets positive feedback after IMSA test


Michelin came away pleased with Tuesday’s final “On Track Opportunity” test at Daytona International Speedway.

A total of 38 cars across three series participated in the all-day session, which ran in chilly conditions for 11 total hours of track time — including two hours running under the lights.

All four IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship classes were represented by 18 cars. They were joined by teams from both the GS and TCR classes of the Michelin Pilot Challenge and Prototype Challenge.

“We were very pleased to have cars from every class take advantage of the opportunity to work with our tires and technical team,” said Ken Payne, technical director of motorsport for Michelin North America.

“Today’s cooler track conditions were very representative of what we would expect for parts of the Rolex 24. The transition from daylight to evening was helpful for both the teams and us.

“The feedback from the teams and drivers was very positive and constructive. We look forward to being back here soon to officially kick off the 2019 IMSA season.”

The next official on-track activity will be the Roar Before the Rolex 24 testing on January 4-6. The 57th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona will be held on Jan. 26-27.