Michelin sponsors first female pilot competing in Red Bull Air Race World Championship

Michelin, which has supported racing sports for more than 100 years, has announced that it is continuing this tradition by sponsoring Melanie Astles, a five-time French aerobatics champion, the company said.

Astles will be the first woman to compete in the Red Bull Air Race, a must-see aerial aerobatics event. The Red Bull Air Race is the most advanced aerial challenge the world and a visual spectacle unlike any other.

The race is a combination of high speed, low altitude and extreme maneuverability only possible for the world´s best racing pilots. It combines speed, precision and skill using the fastest, most agile, lightweight race planes.

Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. Michelin also offers a full range of innovative services and solutions that help make mobility safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly.