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Michelin becomes exclusive DTM tyre partner

DTM will be racing exclusively with Michelin competition tyres in the 2021 season, after both organisations last week signed a one-year agreement.

“Michelin is delighted at the prospect of working with DTM,” says Michelin’s customer racing director, Julien Vial. “It is a truly international series that boasts an entry of world-class drivers and prestigious sports cars brands, and we are going to provide this fine field with the Michelin Pilot Sport GT S9M which is engineered to deliver high performance and exceptional consistency.”

“Michelin stands for top quality and absolute premium products that have not only been used on the road for decades, but also come first in racing. Every race driver will confirm: The consistently high performance of Michelin tyres over the entire duration of the race is unbeatable. From the driver’s and team’s perspective the best conditions that one could wish for ”, says Gerhard Berger, DTM.

The Michelin tyres will be used for the first time at the DTM test drives on April 7-8 at the Hockenheimring and from May 4-6 at the Lausitzring, Germany. The season starts on June 18 in Monza, Italy.