From snowy asphalt to desert sands, see how we've been taking on the challenges of rally racing for decades.
MICHELIN has been competing in the World Rally Championship for 40 years, winning over 260 individual events and 44 world titles.
In the Dakar Rally – notorious for how hard it is on competitors and their vehicles and tyres – our tyres have taken the crown in the car, motorcycle and truck categories.
These rallies force us to hone our tyres for extreme conditions – lessons that we bring back to the road in your car's tyres.
The WRC is a rally race series organised by the FIA – the world governing body of motorsport –, consisting of 13 events driven on surfaces ranging from gravel and tarmac to snow and ice. It's this variation of surfaces and driving conditions that make the WRC such an important part of Michelin's on-going research and development for road tyres. Thus, we are the primary tyre supplier to the WRC, part of a longstanding commitment to motorsport at the highest level.
Guess the main reason? WRC is the closing gap between competition tyres and road tyres. For example, did you know that WRC regulations state that tyre tread depth must not be less than 1.6mm at any point during a rally, the same as the legal requirement on your road car! Besides, all year test done between MICHELIN and car manufacturer team helps us to make new products the best they can be. Although it's something well worth remembering next time you're at the wheel of your own car, especially if it's fitted with Michelin tyres, remember that all the hours Volkswagen-Michelin Team – winners of the WRC 2014- have spent testing and competing have something to do with their performance.
22 Driver titles and 24 Manufacturer titles at the World Rally Championship
102 wins and 9 titles in Formula 1
360 wins and 26 titles in the MotoGP
24 wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
31 wins in the motorcycle category and 17 wins in the car category at the Dakar Rally
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