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WRC: Michelin’s official return

Sport Published the 01/10/2010 by Julien

Several days ago, we announced Michelin’s probable return to the next rally season. Bibendum has confirmed and signed up.

Bibendum Michelin Copyright © : Michelin

The news is just out; the International Automobile Federation (FIA) has accepted Michelin’s application to supply tyres for the world rally championships from the 2011 season.

This announcement coincides with a change in the rules, now allowing several manufacturers to participate in this championship, contrary to previous seasons when Pirelli was the sole supplier. The Italian brand will be leaving the championship at the end of the season to focus on Formula 1.

This is a new deal that should spice up the forthcoming WRC seasons.