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Le Mans, extreme lab for tyres

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Pushing forward tyre technology means stretching boundaries, and at Le Mans, every aspect of tyre performance matters. This is R&D at its most thrilling.

While the planet’s most determined drivers battle it out for victory at Le Mans, their tyres undergo one of the toughest tests. Michelin uses the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a larger-than-life R&D lab, driving tyre technology to the next level.  Temperatures around 100° Celsius (212° Fahrenheit), g-force on bends averaging 3.5 g, downward compressions numbering 6,500 per lap… no test seems too extreme. Witness how much our tyres endure in this non-stop action clip.