23-year old New-Zealander Earl Bamber triumphed at the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia in Round 11 of the Shanghai Race. Martin Ragginger, Bamber’s closest competition, finished 2nd. The two drivers have been battling until this last event in Shanghai when Bamber sealed the victory of the 2013 Season.
Earl Bamber not only prefers to race to victory with Michelin tyres but he is also an instructor at the MICHELIN Pilot Experience, a Michelin event that lets participants get a chance to know what it feels like to be a race car driver for a day.
Commenting on the tyres following one of his victories at the PCCA race in Singapore, Earl Bamber said: “The Michelintyres were brilliant giving me fantastic
performance confidence which is so crucial
on a street circuit. This confidence comes from the positive feedback from the
tires and really helps me to exploit the full potential of my car.”
As the official technical partner to the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, the MICHELIN Competition team provided service to all the Porsche teams throughout the season. One of the biggest challenges on the tracks that relies on the expertise and professionalism of the Michelin Competition team is that the air pressure in thetyreshas a big effect on the performance and safety of the drivers.
Depending on the track temperature, the air pressure will need to be adjusted. “As the temperature was changing all the time and so unexpectedly during this weekend in Shanghai we were making sure that every team we service had the right tyre pressure, and sometimes just a few minutes only before the start of the race” said Guillaume Jeandenand, Michelin Asia Pacific Technical Correspondent.
Michelin Asia-Pacific Motorsport Manager, Patrick Dias congratulated all the competitors who made the 2013 season one of the best ever.
Mr Dias said that motorsport, including Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, was a perfect platform to
demonstrate the benefits of MICHELIN Total Performance.
"With a racing pedigree built on championship and race wins across the globe, the MICHELIN name is synonymous with delivering quality motorsport products that perform well, are safe and reliable, and are durable,” said Mr Dias
“These critical elements of performance are not only specific to racing, but are also key priorities for all drivers. For this reason, after being tested in the extreme conditions of a race track, innovations that help our race partners are then transferred into MICHELIN passenger car tyres.”
“Developments that increase tread life, ensure sustainable tyre performance, improve safety and enhance energy efficiency are built into tyres such as the MICHELIN Pilot range. Tyres in the MICHELIN Pilot range are the tyres of choice for the manufacturers of many high performance cars such as the Porsche 918 Spyder that recently set a record lap time of 6.57 minutes at the Nürburgring circuit,”Mr Dias added.
The philosophy of “MICHELIN Total Performance” reconciles qualities that some believe to be conflicting by virtue of technology. It is a principle that is at the heart of Michelin's Global R&D strategy. These exceptional performance characteristics are translated to Michelin successes and wins in many world class races such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, World Endurance Championship and the World Rally Championship, and make them the tyre of choice for the Porsche Carrera Cup.
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