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Motorsport and Michelin: 100 years and counting

first_img Next Motorsport and Michelin: 100 years and countingFor over a century, Michelin has been a pioneer in tyre manufacturing, and has continued to develop cutting-edge technologies for racing tracks all over the world.advertisement IMPACT FEATURE india today digital October 4, 2019UPDATED: October 5, 2019 21:45 IST Competitive sporting events that use motor vehicles have been around for a long time. The first of these events, which are famously known as motorsport, was organized by a French newspaper in 1894. The city-to-city race between Paris and Rouen spanned a distance of 126 km and took the winner 6 hours 48 minutes to finish. Today, the same distance can be easily covered by a rally car in under an hour, with a tea break in between. That’s one way to see how far motorsport has come in the past 125 years, and Michelin has been at its forefront since the very beginning.Much before motorsport started to exist, Michelin was a part of the greatest cycle race ever organized: Paris-Brest-Paris in 1891. Charles Terront finished first, covering close to 1200 km in an astonishing 71 hours 18 minutes, 9 hours ahead of the cyclist who came second. The wheels on his bike were Michelin’s removable bike tires.For over 100 years, Michelin has been a pioneer in tyre manufacturing, and has continued to develop cutting-edge technologies for racing tracks all over the world. Their tire solutions are developed and tested in extreme conditions to create tires for the races the world is yet to see, and their extraordinary track record speaks for itself. When it comes to FIA and FIM championships, Michelin is the manufacturer with the highest number of world titles. These include 390+ driver wins and 28 driver titles in MotoGP, 25 driver titles and 27 manufacturer titles in the World Rally Championship (WRC), 102 wins and 9 titles in Formula 1, 12 and 15 titles in World Superbike Championship and FIM Endurance World Championship respectively, etc.advertisementDue to Michelin’s continued commitment to motorsport, their partnerships with MotoGP, 24h Le Mans, and World Endurance Championship have been extended to 2021. Not just that, their contract with FIA Formula E Championship has been renewed for two more seasons.So, if you ever wondered why Michelin is the first manufacturer that comes to mind when you think of motorsport, their legacy is the answer – an awe-inspiring, unmatchable legacy of developing unprecedented tire solutions and creating winners on the go.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySania Ahmadlast_img read more

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Lebanon UN investigates large cache of explosives found near Israel

8 January 2010United Nations peacekeepers, in close coordination with the Lebanese army, are investigating a significant cache of explosives found in southern Lebanon near Israel, the latest such incident in an area where Israel and Hizbollah militants fought a 34-day war in 2006. A patrol from the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) found the explosives on 26 December south of El Khiam after they had first noticed suspicious movement by five people, who then fled as they approached, spokesman Martin Nesirky told a news briefing today. The investigation to identify the precise nature of the explosives and the circumstances under which they were found at the location is continuing. “We must await the findings of the investigation before we can make any final assessment and conclusion,” Mr. Nesirky said. Last October there were two series of explosions in southern Lebanon. Other incidents included the firing of rockets into Israel as well as repeated Israeli over-flights of Lebanon, both of these violations of Security Council resolution 1701 of 2006, which calls for an end to hostilities between Israel and Hizbollah, respect for the so-called Blue Line separating the Israeli and Lebanese sides, disarming of militias and an end to arms smuggling. In an October report, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called disbanding militias in Lebanon “of vital importance” to the country’s democracy. “The threats posed by the existence of militias outside the control of the State, especially Hizbollah’s vast paramilitary infrastructure, cannot be overstated,” he said. Resolution 1701 expanded UNIFIL, which was already in the country following previous hostilities, and it currently numbers around 13,000 military personnel. read more

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