GT Sport, organiser of the Euroformula Open championship has announced that Michelin is to become the new tire supplier to its F3-based championship.
The agreement enters into force as from the current season (2015) and will initially cover a period of three years. It applies to both the Euroformula Open and the International GT Open, the two premium series organised by GT Sport. The Clermont-Ferrand-based manufacturer will take over from Dunlop, who supplied tires to the two series since their inception.
“We are delighted to announce this new partnership, which will definitely give a new boost to both our championships,” stated Jesús Pareja, CEO of GT Sport. “I would like to warmly thank Dunlop for their work and cooperation throughout the last 16 years and their contribution to the success of our series. We felt this was the appropriate time to renew things in an area of great technical importance such as tire equipment. Michelin has all the credentials to bring us to a higher level of competitiveness. It’s a global and historical leader in tire technology, with a long tradition in motorsports. I look forward to a very fruitful cooperation and I am sure that teams and drivers of both the Euroformula Open and the International GT Open will enjoy working with Michelin.”
“Michelin is very proud of the agreement with GT Sport, this partnership is a great moment for us,” added Philippe Mussati, director of Michelin’s Customer Competition Department. “We take over a competitor which was a long-term supplier to Euroformula Open and this is an additional challenge for us. Michelin will accompany the teams to find the right set-up for the cars and will continue during the season to advise them about the best tyre management. The series is able to put together a wide professional plateau, which performs a terrific show for the public. It is everything Michelin’s Customer Competition department likes in motorsport!”