Strong partners for the Le Mans 24 Hour race
BoschThe Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, operating in the automotive technology, capital goods, and consumer goods sectors. The group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. With an average of 15 patents filed every working day, Bosch is one of the world’s most innovative companies, dedicating its resources to the creation of products and services “Invented for life.”
MAHLENothing proves the MAHLE Technology leadership better than the success in international racing. Did you know for example that the piston of a racing engine speeds within 0,001 seconds from 0 to 200 km/h and that at about 18,000 rpm they reach a gravitational force of 15,000 G? MAHLE also celebrated successes in Le Mans: For over 12 years the winners of this race were driving with MAHLE pistons, since 2006 with steel pistons that have been especially developed for the high combustion chamber pressures in diesel engines. We meet all these requirements with passion - we have "gasoline in our blood". The MAHLE Group is among the 30 largest automotive suppliers and is the world's leading manufacturer of components and systems for the combustion engine and its peripherals.
MichelinTogether, Michelin and its partner Audi have claimed no fewer than eight victories at Le Mans since 2000, as well as a long list of individual race wins in the American Le Mans Series and Le Mans Series. Just as they do for Audi, endurance racing and the Le Mans 24 Hours provide a Michelin with an arena which permits innovation and the transfer of technology from motor sport to the automotive world in a bid to reduce energy consumption, increase tyre life, enhance safety and develop new, greener solutions. In 2006, Audi took its TDiTDISynonymous with muscular torque delivery and outstanding efficiency: TDI. Today, TDI engines are sporty, smooth and economical.TDI technology to the top step of the podium in the Le Mans 24 Hours, and Michelin rose successfully to the challenge of joining its partner in the adventure of developing diesel-engined racing cars. Michelin is an eminent player in the drive for an even more eco-responsible approach to motor sport and its partners this year benefit from a new range of 'green', aromatic oil-free tyres which comply with the latest environmental standards.
TAG HeuerIn 2010, TAG Heuer proudly celebrates 150 years of pioneering Swiss watchmaking. Founded in Saint-Imier in 1860 by Edouard Heuer, TAG Heuer has achieved many major milestones of high-end watchmaking, especially in the field of chronographs and ultimate precision. Today, one of the largest and most desired brands in the luxury watch industry, the Swiss legend draws on its dynamic involvement in sport to create the most accurate timing instruments and watches in the world. TAG Heuer is the first watchmaker to create luxury chronographs with an unsurpassed precision of 1/10th, 1/100th and 1/1,000th of a second. From the Olympic Games in the 1920s to its role today as official timekeeper for the legendary Indy 500 race, with an accuracy of 1/10,000ths of a second, TAG Heuer, continues to aim ever higher in its constant quest for innovation, excellence, performance and prestige.
DowDow Automotive Systems is a leading provider of polyurethanes, elastomers, films, fluids, adhesives, emissions solutions and acoustic-management materials to the global transportation industry. By working collaboratively with passenger vehicle, commercial transportation and aftermarket customers, Dow Automotive Systems is developing industry-leading solutions to address a wide range of critical market needs – increasing energy efficiency, improving safety and health, reducing exhaust emissions and enhancing vehicle quality and appeal.
OZOZ is an Italian company. Since 1971 OZ have been signing instruments dedicated to the car passion producing the wheel for the most prestigious cars in the world. Company mission is to confirm the role of producers and retailers of the most prestigious WHEEL trademarks, through the development of innovative models, relationships and sharing of competence, providing excellent standards in all its brands.
Worldwide, OZ is synonymous with sportivity, excellence, prestige, tradition, elegance, performance & technology. OZ brand awareness comes mainly from the racing activities done in the past: since 1984 OZ’s partners has won more than 100 titles in the most important worldwide competition. OZ recently celebrate 25 years in F1 and 20 in WRC.