WRC 2018 - Pays de Galles - Successful debut for the MICHELIN LTX Force M6 and MICHELIN LTX Force S6 tires
After making their maiden competitive appearance in July, in Finland, the new MICHELIN LTX Force M6 and MICHELIN LTX Force S6 were the nominated choice for Wales Rally GB for the first time. Their compounds (medium and soft) proved ideally suited to the British round’s highly specific conditions which forced competitors to carefully plan their respective tire strategies for the weekend, backed by advice from the expert Michelin technicians delegated to work with each team, although the final choice is always down to the drivers.
This year’s Wales Rally GB was brought forward three weeks compared with 2017 which meant the weather was slightly different. With the exception of Day 1, there was effectively little rain and the temperature varied from 7 to 14°C, while the sun made numerous appearances over the three days. Even the usually omnipresent morning fog was rare this time around.