Published on March 20th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Michelin joins GT Asia as official tyre supplier in 2015
The GT Asia Series is proud to announce that Michelin will be the official and exclusive tyre supplier for the Asian Region’s leading GT category from 2015. The full 11-race program will begin in South Korea on May 15. David Sonenscher – Joint Series Director of the GT Asia Series thanked Yokohama for their involvement with the series over the last three seasons, whilst welcoming the return of Michelin as the official tyre supplier.
“I’m happy to be able to announce that we will be in partnership with Michelin in 2015, re-establishing a link that Motorsport Asia Limited have had with the French manufacturer that first began back in 1996,” David Sonenscher said.
“Since that time we have worked directly with Michelin up until 2011 and since then, indirectly though the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Series, so we have had an unbroken link spanning 19 years.
“We’re looking forward to a strong program in 2015, with some outstanding events, including our first three-hour race at Sepang, following on from what was a big season in 2014.
“Michelin are no strangers to GT competition in the Asian region, as regular front runners in the Malaysia Merdeka [Sepang] 12-Hour, the Macau GT Cup, and just recently they helped some of the leading GT3 teams from Europe and Asia to make a clean sweep of the Bathurst 12-Hour endurance event.”
Patrick Dias, Michelin Motorsport Asia Pacific Director: “Michelin is proud to be selected as the exclusive tyre supplier and service provider to the GT Asia Series. The importance of the series in Asia and the quality of the organisation pushed us hard to apply to be a partner of the championship. Michelin has been a strong actor of the major Asian motorsport disciplines for decades, and the GT Asia Series has always been at the heart of our growing strategy in the area since its foundation.