Mr Bibendum prepares for The Prologue

Tyre manufacturer Michelin is not only supplying with rubber 21 of the 25 cars present at The Prologue for the two-day official pre-season test sessions, but it is also one of the FIA World Endurance Championship's valued partners.

Michelin's motorsport engineers will use The Prologue to conduct a detailed analysis of its latest range of endurance racing tyres. The characteristics of no fewer than 12 tyres in its 2014 range are new this year and Michelin has brought its full range of slick, wet and hybrid tyres relevant to each of the four categories: LMP1, LMP2, LMGTE Pro and Am.

Also present, to supply four of the LMP2 entrants, will be long-time motorsport tyre manufacturer, Dunlop.

Fiona Miller