Monday, January 22, 2018

Michelin Memories: 2015, Porsche’s Overall Petit Le Mans Triumph by John Dagys

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On a rain-soaked day at Road Atlanta in 2015, Porsche pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the modern era of sports car racing, with Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet driving their GT Le Mans class car to the overall win at Petit Le Mans.

The weather-shortened race played into the advantage of Michelin’s technical partner teams, which took six of the top 10 finishing positions overall, and remarkably all being GTLM entries, typically as the third slowest class.

Tandy and Pilet, who were due to share their No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR with Richard Lietz, endured through a near-record ten full-course cautions, despite having started from the rear of the 37-car field due to a technical violation.

The Englishman was up to 10th overall by Lap 9 and into the top-five just seven laps later, and remained in the hunt throughout the first half of the race.

While a one-hour-long red flag for track conditions halted proceedings, Tandy’s magic driving, on Michelin’s WEC specification wet weather tires, in the 8th hour saw him pass the No. 31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP of Eric Curran for the overall lead.

“Nick Tandy’s pass of the lead Prototype on the outside in the wet at Turn 1 in the dark, was an example of total commitment,” said Chris Baker, motorsports director, Michelin North America.

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