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Michelin Says Tires Used In Formula E Could Hit Roads In Three To Five Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 01 / 15

Michelin’s involvement in Formula E is accelerating the implementation of new developments in road tires, according to a senior exec at the company. The technological aspect is one of three pillars Michelin looks at when entering a motorsports series, said Chris Baker, motorsports director at...

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Wembley Stadium Could Host NRL Opener

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02/19/15
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02/18/15
Senior Racing Victoria Official Quits

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Report: Gov't To Fund Team New Zealand

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AFL Open To Idea Of Night Grand Final

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