ERJ staff report (TB)
Greenville, South Carolina -- Drayson Racing, the United Kingdom-based team owned by Elspeth, Lady Drayson and Paul, Lord Drayson, has selected Michelin North America Inc. as technical partner for their #8 Lola-Judd prototype in the 2010 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The team, in its second season with Michelin, captured the pole for the inaugural Asian Le Mans Series event in Okayama, Japan, last October.
Paul, Lord Drayson, a member of the United Kingdom Parliament's House of Lords and the present Minister for Science and Innovation in the UK government, has long been dedicated to green environmental causes, according to Michelin.
In 2007, Drayson Racing secured the first-ever national victory in the U.K. for a bio-ethanol fueled car. Mr. Drayson continued his green initiatives when he competed in the ALMS GT2 class in 2008 with an E85-powered Aston Martin Vantage GT2. In 2009, the team captured the first Michelin Green X Challenge award in Asia, at Okayama.
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Drayson Racing picks Michelin as tech partner from Tire Business (a Crain publication)