Philippine motoring experts will get the chance to try out Malaysia’s world renowned Formula 1 circuit in Sepang as it hosts more than 500 Michelin customers, journalists and social media commentators from 18 countries who will enjoy the rare opportunity of the Michelin Pilot Experience (MPE).
The Michelin Pilot Sport Experience is an 18-day event that started last August 7 and aims to let participants experience piloting some of the most competitive circuit racing vehicles in the motor sports arena such as Formula Michelin, Porsche, Renault Clio, Citroen C2 Rally cars. They will also get to drive go-karts and ride a Formula 2-seater piloted by professional racers, complete with total G-Force experience.
First introduced in Europe, the Michelin Pilot Experience was unveiled in Asia at the Sepang International Circuit in 2006.
“The concept of the Michelin Pilot Experience was born as a result of our desire to share our innovation and leadership from the tracks to the road in pushing our tires to the limit in competition. MPE is structured and dedicated to Michelin customers and prescribers to discover the range of our technical innovation in an extreme yet safe driving environment,” said Mr. Regis Jeandenand, Michelin Asia Pacific Motorsport Manager.
Driving enthusiasts from 17 countries, including the Philippines, Japan, Vietnam, Australia and South Africa will participate in the Michelin Pilot Experience. It will utilize 4 Renault Clio Cup cars, updated Formula Renault bodies with aerodynamic kits, and refurbished two Porsche 996 GT3 Cup.
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. Michelin employs 115,000 people, has sales organizations in more than 170 countries and operates 69 production sites in 18 countries throughout five continents. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases and offers electronic mobility support services, on ViaMichelin.com. Research and innovation development is being taken care of in technology centres in Asia, Europe and North America.