24H du Mans

Le Mans 2017: Michelin’s 20th Le Mans consecutive victory in numbers

Michelin won the Le Mans 24 Hours for the 20th straight year and for the third year in a row in association with Porsche after posting the fastest ever lap of the French circuit with Toyota. 

24H du Mans

Porsche LMP Team hands Michelin its 20th straight Le Mans win!

The 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours saw Michelin extend its uninterrupted winning record in La Sarthe to 20 outright victories since 1998. It was assisted in its quest by the dogged determination of the N°2 Porsche crew (Bernhard/Bamber/Hartley) who fought back from an early technical issue to scoop the coveted trophy with an hour to go. Along with the N°8 Toyota, which finished back in ninth spot, the German machine was one of only two LMP1-H prototypes to reach the flag after disaster struck the class’s other three factory entries. Michelin’s successful weekend was compounded by a one-two-three finish in LM GTE Am in association with Ferrari, plus a double podium in LM GTE Pro.

24H du Mans

2016 Le Mans 24 Hours: Michelin’s 25th Le Mans victory in numbers…

The 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours saw Michelin win the famous French race for the 25th time in total and for the 19th time in a row since 1998. Michelin partners monopolised the podium in three classes after also qualifying on pole position and posting the fastest race laps in LM P1, LM GTE Pro and LM GTE Am.

 

 25
Michelin has won the Le Mans 24 Hours 25 times
19
Michelin is unbeaten at Le Mans since 1998 (a record winning run)
45
45 drivers have won the Le Mans 24 Hours on Michelin tyres since 1923
53
With Lieb behind the wheel, the N°2 Porsche 919 Hybrid completed 53 laps on the same set of Michelin tyres, equivalent to 722km
11
The winning N°2 Porsche 919 Hybrid used only 11 sets of Michelin tyres to complete 5,233.54km
2,200
The total number of Michelin tyres used during race week
3
The N°78 Porsche 911 RSR completed three stints on the same set of Michelin tyres during the early part of the race
1906
110 years ago, Michelin won the inaugural Grand-Prix de l’Automobile Club de France (the predecessor of the Le Mans 24 Hours) at Le Mans
1
Ford’s first win on Michelin rubber at Le Mans (LM GTE Pro)
4
Ford, Ferrari, Porsche and Corvette have shared LM GTE Pro success with Michelin since 2011
216.4
The average speed (in kph) of the winning N°2 Porsche 919 Hybrid/Michelin over the 24-hour race
343.4
The top speed (in kph) reached by Michelin tyres at Le Mans this year (on the N°8 Audi during Qualifying 1)
245.6
The average speed (in kph) of this year’s fastest lap at Le Mans (N°2 Porsche/Michelin, Qualifying 1)
296.4
The top speed reached by Frédéric Sausset (Morgan-Nissan/Michelin) who has no arms or legs
38
The number of lead changes this year (all the leaders were Michelin-equipped cars)
104
The N°5 Toyota TS050 Hybrid/Michelin spent 104 laps in the lead
327
The number of laps spent in the LM GTE Am lead (out of 331) by Michelin-equipped cars
900
The number of meals served to Michelin personnel during Le Mans week

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Rossi returns to winning ways at Assen

Sunday’s Motul Assen TT, round eight of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship, was won by Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP). Second and third were fellow Italian Danilo Petrucci (Octo Prama Racing) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team). 

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Assen’s ‘Cathedral of Speed’ for the Dutch GP

Assen is the only circuit to have been visited by the MotoGPTM World Championship every season since 1949. The Motul TT Assen is round eight of the 2017 calendar. 

FIA WEC

Le Mans 2017: Toyota/Michelin grabs history-making pole!

The final evening of Le Mans qualifying turned out to be a landmark occasion with drivers setting new qualifying records up and down the classes. Toyota/Michelin’s Kamui Kobayashi (N°7 TS050-Hybrid, Conway/Kobayashi/Sarrazin) stunned his rivals early on with a 3m14.791. That not only took the wind out of Porsche’s sails but also goes down as the fastest ever lap in Le Mans history. There were record performances, too, in LMP2 (N°26 Oreca), LM GTE Pro (N°97 Aston Martin) and LM GTE Am (N°50 Chevrolet/Michelin).

FIA Formula E

Berlin ePrix: Rosenqvist on form in Berlin

Sweden’s Felix Rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing) left Berlin with the weekend’s highest points haul thanks to his victory in Saturday’s race. Sunday’s victor was the championship’s provisional leader Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams).

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