Michelin Motorsport is delighted to announce it will again be working in association with ThundersportGB this year. The popular national race series has fifteen different classes with rounds at Britain’s leading circuits. ThundersportGB’s diverse array of disciplines ranges from the famous BritishGP3 Superteens (with ‘alumni’ that include big names like Casey Stoner, Cal Crutchlow, Tom Sykes, Chaz Davies, Tommy Hill, Leon Camier, Bradley Smith, Danny Webb and the Lowes twins) to the fast and furious Elite 600 and fire breathing 1000s in GP1 Elite that Michelin has claimed as champions of the last two seasons.
Aimed at those hungry for action on the track, who fall between traditional club racing and British Superbikes, ThundersportGB is often referred to as ‘Sportsman Racing’.
With Michelin’s latest offerings in the track segment still fresh on the market, the series won’t be restricting riders (outside of Thundersport500) to a single tyre choice, instead encouraging riders to discover the merits of the new racing tyres from the French manufacturer for themselves.
Michelin Motorsport Manager, Tim Hoare said:
“We’re really excited to be working with ThundersportGB again this year. We’ve always admired the success of this series that regularly attracts hundreds of passionate racers to each round. Our range of all new track tyres now offer something for everyone, and we’re confident that the superior performance of our products will encourage many ThundersportGB riders to choose Michelin.”
ThundersportGB racers will also be able to make their claim to fame as racing from each event are recorded on camera, meaning viewers can watch the excitement unfold all over again when broadcast on the Thundersport i-player YouTube channel, on the ‘thundersport i-player’ at thundersportgb.com and across many social media platforms too"
Syd Richard-Day, ThundersportGB Marketing Director, said:
“It’s great to have Michelin on board for ThundersportGB 2018. We’re always happy to associate ourselves with a brand that can offer our racers the highest-level of performance with a range of different tyres to suit riders across the majority of our classes.”
Michelin Marketing Manager, James Dimmock said:
“Teaming up with ThundersportGB makes perfect sense for us here at Michelin, thanks to the natural synergy between their top-level racing experience and our diverse range of high performance track tyres. We are constantly striving to support British motorsport, as part of our commitment to developing products that live up to the passion of racers at every level in the UK.”
TO BE CLEAR, Michelin's brand new race tyre products WILL NOT be a control tyre in any class, but we think it will soon become the choice of champions! Available in wet, tread and slick variants, with 2 compounds front and 3 compounds rear, this all new brand of race rubber is a very exciting product across several classes at very reasonable prices negotiated for ThundersportGB runners available from ProTyre in the paddock...
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