Monterey Michelin Pre-Race Roundup

October 30, 2020

Monterey Michelin Pre-Race Roundup

October 30, 2020

IMSA makes its only visit to the West Coast of 2020 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend in Monterey, Calif.

This marks the penultimate weekend of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (Round 10 of 11) and IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge (Round 9 of 10) seasons.

Linked below are Michelin specific items in advance of this weekend’s races:

TIRE ALLOCATIONS AND NOTES

Monterey’s aged surface, which is very coarse and abrasive, often presents a challenge on managing tire degradation.

Michelin’s allocations and compounds for this week are linked below:

WeatherTech Championship

  • DPi: 9 sets – IMSA Hard
  • LMP2: 9 sets – IMSA Hard
  • GTLM: 9 sets – GTLM Range
  • GTD: 6 sets – MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport GT S8M

MICHELIN Pilot Challenge

  • GS: 5 sets – MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport GT S9M
  • TCR: 4 sets – MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport GT S9M
TUNE-INS

Where and when to watch on NBC Sports and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold. All times are ET, which is three hours ahead of PT and local time in Monterey.

  • Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship: Sunday, 4:00 p.m. ET, TrackPass; 6:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN
  • MICHELIN Pilot Challenge, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. ET, TrackPass

Additionally, click here for IMSA Radio coverage and RS2 IMSA Radio.

ADDITIONAL PIECES

Finally, here are Sportscar365’s pair of pre-race items with more info are linked below.

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