Michel Périn is a French rally navigator. He started racing in 1977. In 1984 he turned professional as co-pilot of François Chatriot, finished second in the French Rally Championship, championship that he would win in 1988, 1989 and 1990, he changed to off-road rally racing in 1992, to the side of Pierre Lartigue, winning the Dakar Rally in 1994, 1995 and 1996. He achieved multiple victories and podium finishes in many of the most important offroad races, including Rally of Tunisia, Atlas Rally, Baja Italy, Spanish Baja and Baja Portugal. From 1993 to 1996, he won the FIA Cross Country World Cup. In 1997 and 1998 he switched again to rally, participating in the French Rally Championship with the driver Patrick Magaud, he ended his career at the end of 1998, turning into team manager of the motorsport division of Citroën. Six years he returned in 2004, sharing cockpit with Guerlain Chicherit. In 2005, he signed for the Volkswagen Motorsport Team. Being Bruno Saby's codriver, he won the FIA Cross Country World Cup for 5th time in his career, including victories on Rally of Morocco and Rallye d'Orient, a fifth place in the Dakar Rally.
In 2007, riding with Carlos Sainz, he won again the Cross Country World Cup, after winning the Rally Transibérico and finishing second in the Rally of Morocco and the UAE Desert Challenge. They were 9th after suffering a breakdown. After the 2007 killing of French tourists in Mauritania, the Dakar Rally moved to Central Europe for 2008, which the pair won. In the 2009 Dakar Rally, after leading the classification for several days, he and Sainz suffered an accident because of the lack of documentation in the roadbook. Périn broke his arm, the team was forced to abandon the race. In 2009, he was contracted by BMW as co-driver of Nani Roma in a BMW X3, winning the Baja Spain that year. In the 2010 Dakar Rally, they accomplished a great start, winning the first stage, but after two accidents, they had to abandon in third stage. In 2015, Périn became co-driver of Finn rally raid driver Mikko Hirvonen for X-Raid. In 2018 he will again compete in the Dakar Rally as co-driver of Dutchman Bernhard ten Brinke with a Toyota Hi-Lux for Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa.
"Michel Périn profile on X-Raid webpage". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-02-07
John Edward Lannan is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He made his Major League Baseball debut with the Washington Nationals in 2007 against the Philadelphia Phillies, he pitched with the Nationals for six seasons through 2012 and was the opening day starter in 2009 and 2010, losing both times. He was relegated out of the rotation in 2012, was non-tendered making him a free agent. In December 2012, he signed with the division rival Phillies, with whom he was the fifth starter during the 2013 season, he played with the New York Mets in 2014. Lannan was born in New York. Following his time as captain of the baseball team at Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York, Lannan pitched for the Siena Saints of Siena College, he was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 11th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball draft. He pitched for the low Single-A Vermont Expos in 2005 and the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats in 2006, compiling ERAs of 5.26 and 4.76 respectively. In 2007, however, he blazed through the minors.
He began the year for the high-A Potomac Nationals going 6–0 with an ERA of 2.13 and was promoted to the Double-A Harrisburg. He went 3–2 with a 3.25 ERA and got bumped up to Triple-A Columbus, where he started six games, went 3–1 with a 1.75 ERA. In July 2007, he was called up to the MLB team following his impressive numbers; the Nationals, decimated by injuries to their starting pitchers, purchased his contract on July 26, 2007, for Lannan to start against the Philadelphia Phillies. In his debut, behind 3–2 with one out in the fifth inning, Lannan hit Chase Utley with a fastball and hit Ryan Howard on the next pitch, whereupon umpire Hunter Wendelstedt ejected Lannan from the game; the next would be former Astros pitcher Kyle Weiland, ejected in his debut with the Boston Red Sox in 2011. Lannan picked up his first Major League win, in his second start, six days in which he held the Cincinnati Reds hitless through three and scoreless through five inning before allowing two runs in the sixth.
On August 6, 2007, in just his third major league start, found himself on the national stage as he faced the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in Barry Bonds's first start after tying Hank Aaron's Major League Baseball's home run record. The 22-year-old Lannan held Bonds to no hits. Lannan finished with seven innings of one-run ball pitched, although the Nats went on to lose 3–2 in 11 innings, he ended the year with a 2–2 record and an ERA of 4.15 in six starts, becoming one of the Nationals best starters. Over the next two years, he pitched more than 385 total innings with an ERA under 3.90. Only 22 other pitchers did that, earning him the starter position for opening day in 2009 and 2010. Lannan threw his first complete game on June 6, 2009, a 7–1 win over the New York Mets, a month and a half threw his first complete game shutout on July 21, 2009, a 4–0 shutout of the Mets; the 2009 season saw Lannan pitch to a 3.88 earned run average with a 9-13 record and 89 strikeouts through 206.1 innings.
His 2010 season started off poorly, allowing seven hits, three walks, five runs in only 32⁄3 innings against the Philadelphia Phillies on Opening Day. After a stretch of two weeks in June, where in three games, he compiled a 10.38 ERA while allowing 38 base runners in 13 innings, on June 21, 2010, Lannan was optioned to the class AA Harrisburg Senators. He was sent to AA rather than AAA because he had worked well with Harrisburg pitching coach Randy Tomlin, he had gone 2-5 with a 5.76 ERA in 14 start before being sent down. In the minors, he compiled a 4.20 ERA in 7 games started with a 1-4 record. The Nationals recalled Lannan in August to take the place of the injured Stephen Strasburg, he finished the season with a total of 143.1 IP, an 8-8 record, a 4.65 ERA, 71 strikeouts in 25 GS. On July 22, 2011, Lannan hit his first career home run off Hiroki Kuroda of the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was a two-run home run, giving the Nationals a 3–0 lead, en route to a 7–2 win at Dodger Stadium. The southpaw pitched to a 3.70 ERA in 33 starts plus 106 Ks, a 10-13 record.
Lannan failed to earn a spot in the Nationals' 2012 starting rotation, losing the competition for the fifth slot to Ross Detwiler, was optioned to AAA Syracuse to start the season. Lannan requested a trade to depart from the Washington Nationals, he was called up to the Nationals on July 21 to start against the Atlanta Braves. Lannan made a minor change in his mechanics in AAA, resulting in a sharper downward angle on his throwing motion; the tweak appeared to have a positive effect, as Lannan's last two starts in the minors were complete-game shutouts. Lannan was called up again as part of the Nationals' 2012 September call-ups, filling the starting rotation job of Stephen Strasburg after Strasburg was shut down in early September. From September 12 through October 1, Lannan accrued a 4.58 ERA in 192⁄3 innings over four starts, striking out 10 batters and allowing 24 hits, 7 bases on balls and 10 earned runs. He did not pitch in the 2012 postseason. At AAA, he tossed three complete games over 24 starts with a 9-11 record, 86 strikeouts, a 4.30 earned run average.
In total, he started just six games for Washington, resulting in a 4-1 record in addition to 17 strikeouts and a 4.13 ERA. On November 30, 2012, Lannan was non-tendered by the Nationals