ONE of crankandpiston’s readers could win a day on-track at the Sepang International F1 Circuit in Malaysia as part of Michelin’s 2016 Pilot Sport Experience[Not a valid template]
Try to picture the scene. It’s mid-morning at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, one of the finest Formula 1 Grand Prix circuits in the world. In front of you is a Formula 4 single seater, a rally-spec Citroën DS3 R1 and a Renault Clio IV touring car, each of which you will spend the day driving as part of Michelin’s annual Pilot Sport Experience in Malaysia from 30 Aug to 2 Sept.
Sound tempting? If so, then ONE of our GCC readers can make this a reality, and to be in with a shout of winning this experience with Michelin, just leave your answer to this question in the comments box at the bottom. A winner will be chosen at random on June 8th:
What is the name of Michelin’s high performance tyre range?
– Michelin Energy
– Michelin Pilot Sport
– Michelin Agilis
As part of the company’s ‘Track to Road’ strategy, the Pilot Sport range encompasses lessons learnt from decades of on-track competition, these in turn being filtered from what Michelin calls its ‘motorsport laboratory’ into the evolution of its street tyres. Indeed, more than 500 million euros (c$570 million) is allocated to research and development every year to extract maximum performance and maximum safety from its compounds. If that wasn’t enough, Michelin has also dedicated resources to improving fuel efficiency on both road and track by increasing the durability of its dual-compound setup, simultaneously reducing tyre wear: between 2006 and 2009, Michelin reduced the number of tyres used by competitors during the 24 Hours of Le Mans by 20 percent. What better place to test this practice than a circuit that’s been part of the Formula 1 circus for close to 20 years?
*Competition prize includes plane ticket, 5-star hotel stay, Kuala Lumpur city tour and on-track driving experience at Sepang. Please note entrants must be at least 21 years old or over, have experience driving with manual transmissions, and – for safety reasons – have no pre-existing heart conditions. The Michelin Experience will take place from 30 Aug to 2 Sept, and entrants must be available to travel from 29 Aug to 3 Sept. Our thanks to Michelin