GREENVILLE, S.C. (Oct. 24, 2016) — Designers from China, Portugal and Canada submitted the three best designs for this year's Michelin Challenge Design competition, “Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win.”
Thom Roach, vice president of original-equipment marketing for Michelin North America, called the quality of the winners' work “truly outstanding” and said they presented “highly innovative features” for the Le Mans race in the year 2030.
“We congratulate the winners for their thought-provoking, visually captivating designs for the world's greatest endurance race, Le Mans 24 Hours,” he said.
Michelin collaborated with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest — the organizer of the 24-hour Le Mans race — on this year's competition.
- First place: Tao Ni of Wuhu, China, for design entry “Infiniti Le Mans 2030”;
- Second place: Daniel Bacelar Pereira of Vila Real, Portugal, for “Bentley 9 Plus Michelin Battery Slick”; and
- Third place: Kurt Scanlan of Toronto, Ontario, for “Cierzo C1.”