Michelin suing the FIA over rally tyre decision

Paris – Group Michelin is suing the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) to get the FIA’s recent decision to grant Pirelli Tyre SpA the exclusive tyre supply contract for the 2008-2010 World Rally Championship (WRC) annulled.

Citing what it calls “irregularities in the tender process,” Michelin is appealing against the FIA’s decision before the Tribunal de Grande Instance-literally the court of bankruptcy, which has jurisdiction over cases not specifically allotted to another court-in Paris.

The FIA disclosed on 27 Feb. that it had selected Pirelli to…

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