A year-round focus
A 24-hour race is huge and taxing, but for Michelin it's a yearlong affair.
The circuit is fast and over 13.63 kilometres long, made up of over 85% roads that are open to the public the rest of the year. Conditions and levels of grip are inconsistent, testing the versatility and resilience of car and tire technology.
The variable weather also makes for any number of challenges. It can go from wet to hot and dry very quickly. Tires need to combine incredible performance, coping with speeds of over 299.9 kph, variable conditions and much more.
All this makes winning at Le Mans monumentally difficult, and the perfect challenge to put our Michelin Total Performance™ philosophy to the test. If our tires can handle Le Mans, they can handle just about anything.