DTM will be racing exclusively with Michelin competition tyres in the 2021 season. Last week, the organisation of the international series and the French manufacturer signed an according agreement. Michelin has been an integral part of motorsport for decades and is one of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world.
“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.
“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.”
The Michelin tyres will be used for the first time at the DTM test drives on April 07/08, 2021 at the Hockenheimring and from 04 to 06 May 2021 at the Lausitzring, Germany. The season starts on June 18 in Monza, Italy (live on SAT.1 and grid.dtm.com).