January 9, 2006


Michelin tops in motorsports, customer satisfaction

Detroit, Michigan – Michelin announced one of the best records in the car business for customer satisfaction, with championship trophies from its partner teams in international motorsports series.

Michelin-equipped teams won the Formula One Driver and Constructor championships; World Rally Championship Driver and Constructor championships; MotoGP Rider and Manufacturer championships; and 24 Hours of Le Mans overall victory, the first win by an American team in 38 years.

Michelin also topped the rankings in all four areas of the J.D. Power and Associates 2005 Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study, in luxury/sport tire; mass market/non-luxury tire; pickup/full-size van tire; and SUV tire. These latest awards bring Michelin’s J.D. Power award total to forty-four.

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