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Michelin has renewed its confidence in the Asian Le Mans Series for the fourth year running, and has extended its involvement in the whole platform put in place by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest on the Asian continent.
This year the French manufacturer will be the exclusive supplier for the whole field in the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s two Asian series: the Asian Le Mans Series, the ACO’s main championship in Asia that will now be run to a four-hour format, and the Asian Le Mans Series Sprint Cup, the new series reserved for LM P3 and CN prototypes and GT Cup cars, which will have a sprint format with two one-hour races.
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest is delighted to announce not only the renewal, but also the extension of its partnership with Michelin in Asia. This agreement fits in with both parties’ common intent to develop motor sport in Asia, as well as promoting the French manufacturer’s and the Le Mans label’s products through performance.
The 2016-2017 Asian Le Mans Series comprises seven events and 10 races as follows:
Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup
Round 1: 27/29th May 2016 – Sepang (Malaysia) // 2×60′
Round 2: 5/7/th August 2016 – Sepang (Malaysia) // 2×60′
Round 3: 2/4th September 2016 – Sepang (Malaysia) // 2×60′
Asian Le Mans Series
Round 1: 28/30th October 2016 – Zhuhai (China) // 4 hours
Round 2: 2/4th December 2016 – Fuji (Japan) // 4 hours
Round 3: 6/8th January 2017 – Buriram (Thailand) // 4 hours
Round 4 : 20/22nd January 2017 – Sepang (Malaysia) // 4 hours
Patrick Dias, Motorsport Manager, Michelin Asia-Pacific: “We’re delighted to renew this partnership. The ACO’s strategy to develop motorsport on this continent is in line with our values. After a very successful 2015-2016 Asian Le Mans Series in terms of both quality and quantity, Michelin is also supporting the new Asian Le Mans Series Sprint Cup, which will enable teams running prototypes to organise a full programme with no fewer than seven events. In addition, this series will allow certain teams to test their level before moving up to the Asian Le Mans Series. The sprint races as well as the four-hour endurance events on the ACO programme enable us to demonstrate the quality of Michelin products and their ‘total performance’ capacities without compromising safety or lap times.”
Cyrille Taesch Wahlen, Asian Le Mans Managing Director: “It’s important here to thank Michelin for its loyalty and its determination to contribute to the success of our platform in Asia. It’s an honour to be able to count on the prestige and the backing of a company like Michelin, whose presence alongside us in both series will provide the teams and drivers with consistency in terms of service and performance. This involvement helps not only to reinforce our presence but also to structure our offer on the continent.”
For the fourth year in a row, TOTAL continues its commitment with the ACO in Asia. The partnership will include both the Asian Le Mans Series and the newly created Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup.
Back in 2013 TOTAL immediately believed in the Asian Le Mans project and potential and was one of the first partner of the series. With this new partnership TOTAL will be associated with the whole ACO platform in Asia (7 events and 10 races between May and January) and will then benefit from a larger exposure both on and off the track which complement its growing presence within the context of the major events held in Le Mans.
Highly experienced in motorsport and with leading-edge technology, the French petroleum company will exclusively supply the Asian Le Mans Series field with 102RON fuel developed by TOTAL Additives & Special fuels when it will concentrate on promoting their lubricant products in the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup.
Eric Reverberi, TOTAL Marketing & Services, Rally & Endurance Manager: “At TOTAL we pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of innovation and technology in motorsports. s racing The Asian Le Mans platform provides a fantastic opportunity for us to further elevate and extend our work in Asia, and position ourselves at the forefront of motor racing in this strategic region.”
Cyrille Taesch Wahlen, Asian Le Mans Managing Director: “The renewal of our partnership with TOTAL is a very good news and makes perfect sense within the context of the long-term development of the ACO platform in Asia. They need to be thanked for their continuous support. The combination of the new Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup and a stronger Asian Le Mans Series clearly widens the marketing and media/new media opportunities”.
Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup
Round 1: 27/29th May 2016 – Sepang (Malaysia)
Round 2: 5/7/th August 2016 – Sepang (Malaysia)
Round 3: 2/4th September 2016 – Sepang (Malaysia)
Asian Le Mans Series
Round 1: 28/30th October 2016 – Zhuhai (China)
Round 2: 2/4th December 2016 – Fuji (Japan)
Round 3: 6/8th January 2017 – Buriram (Thailand)
Round 4 : 20/22nd January 2017 – Sepang (Malaysia)
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