After working hard to ensure the MICHELIN tyres fitted to all of the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia entries perform well all weekend – the Michelin team offered the same service to motorists in Bathurst.
Teaming up with Bob Jane T-Mart Bathurst, based in the centre of town, the Michelin team checked motorists’ tyres for free before they made the long drive home.
“Having the correct inflation pressure in your vehicle’s tyres optimises the performance and increases the safety of your vehicle on the road,” said Managing Director Michelin Australia Cedric BINOIT.
“Tyres help carry our most precious cargo – our families – and a few quick and simple checks can help prevent accidents and may save lives.
“Under inflated tyres can result in poor handling on the road, increased stopping distances, and potentially lead to serious accidents that put lives at risk. Incorrect tyre pressure may also damage the life of the tyres, and increase fuel consumption.”
Joining the Michelin team was Nick Percat who knows first-hand the importance on the correct tyre pressure. The Porsche Carrera Cup Australia race winner said it could be the difference between winning and not finishing the race.
“On the race track we reach speeds of up to 300km/hr – racing door handle to door handle with some of the best drivers in Australia. I need to have confidence in the performance of the tyres that are fitted to my car – they are the only thing connecting me to the track,” said Percat.
“In Porsche Carrera Cup Australia nearly every aspect of our racing is tightly controlled, but adjusting the pressure in our MICHELIN tyres is one element we can change – even a quarter of a psi (pound per square inch) can make a huge difference.”
For Nick it was this level of performance of his MICHELIN tyres that helped him and his Porsche to have the speed to break records and win over the weekend. Setting the pace in qualifying, Nick claimed pole by 0.8 sec – breaking the qualifying lap record by 1.2 seconds. This performance was maintained in the first race, with Nick leading from start to finish.
In race two it was Warren Luff who finally broke through to claim his first Porsche Carrera Cup Australia race win.
Championship leader, Craig Baird, won the third race and remains the firm favourite to take the 2013 title with a 104-point lead over Luff with one round remaining and 180 points on offer.
Next up for the Michelin team will be the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia round on the streets of Surfers Paradise for the final round of the 2013 Championship in just over a week.