Daytona December on-track day complete

December 11, 2018

Daytona December on-track day complete

December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11 marked the sixth and final 2018 Michelin “on-track opportunity” this season. In total, 38 cars took to the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course from three IMSA series.

This represented all four IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship classes (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD), both MICHELIN Pilot Challenge classes (GS, TCR) and several IMSA Prototype Challenge cars (LMP3).

No. 76 Compass Racing McLaren 570S GT4 (MICHELIN Pilot Challenge), No. 40 Polestar Motor Group Ligier JS P3 (IMSA Prototype Challenge).

All told, those who made the trip to Daytona took advantage of a total of 11 hours of track time in preparation for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Michelin Motorsport Tire Specialists at Daytona.

Morning clouds and cool temperatures in the high 40s gave way to sunshine and slightly warmer conditions in the afternoon, which set up an appropriate transition through sunset and into nighttime running.

“Today’s conditions were actually ideal for helping teams to experience the cooler and transitional temperatures and for us to round out our data profiles,” said Ken Payne, technical director, Michelin North America.

“We were pleased with the feedback from the teams and drivers and gathered a lot of useful data that will help us all to prepare for the Rolex 24.”

No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR (WeatherTech Championship)

Michelin had a total of 18 engineers and Motorsport Tire Specialists on hand, to gather information and assist teams in adjusting to the Michelin tires that will be used in all three of the IMSA championships in 2019.

Observing some Michelin tires.

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