MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: more records for Michelin as Quartararo triumphs in Portugal

The Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal, round three of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship, was won by Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) ahead of Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team), while defending champion Joan Mir (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) made it three different bikemakers on the podium. The race’s blistering pace was aided by the outstanding grip delivered by the riders’ MICHELIN Power Slicks which contributed to new all-time lap record, fastest race-lap and shortest race-duration records for Portimão.  

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Quartararo clinches incredible Doha win as Michelin contributes to more new records

The outstanding grip and consistency provided by the MICHELIN Power Slick from the first to the last lap of the 22-lap TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha played an active role in delivering an absolute thriller in Qatar. The second round of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship was won by Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) who produced a spectacular late charge. Fellow Frenchman Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) was second over the line, while rookie Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing) was third after starting from pole. Michelin’s tires helped to establish new fastest race-lap and race-duration records for Doha.  

MOTOGP™

Michelin to title sponsor Grand Prix of Finland

The inaugural event at the KymiRing will see the MotoGP™ and MotoE™ tyre supplier take top billing

Dorna Sports is pleased to announce MotoGP™ tyre supplier Michelin as the title sponsor for the 2021 Finnish GP. The event, set to take place from the 9th to the 11th of July, will be the first motorcycle Grand Prix to be held at the new KymiRing and will be named the Michelin® Grand Prix of Finland.
Michelin has been the official tyre supplier to the MotoGP™ class since 2016, bringing their excellence and expertise to the world’s fastest motorcycle racing Championship. Since, MotoGP™ has enjoyed one of its most competitive eras of all time as lap records are routinely broken, and it just keeps getting closer. Each of the ten closest top 15 finishes in premier class history have occurred since 2018, and the closest ever was the 2021 Grand Prix of Doha.
Michelin is also the sole tyre supplier to the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup and has been since its inception in 2019, and the company was a founding partner of the MotoGP™ eSport Championship, which began in 2017. This new title sponsor agreement only serves to strengthen the partnership between Dorna and Michelin further as MotoGP™ prepares to welcome the KymiRing to the calendar.
Maria Esperanza Gaspar Aguilon, Senior Vice President Business Line 2 Wheels Worldwide: "Joining as title sponsor at KymiRing for this inaugural event is a great honour. Since the foundation of the Michelin Group we strive to continue making breakthroughs, whether new markets or new technologies to answer riders' needs. Motorsport offers us the opportunity to develop our technologies and provide riders with the very best products. A number of Michelin tyre ranges benefiting from the award winning technologies are available for riders to enjoy, whether on track with the MICHELIN Cup2 or for daily riding with the MICHELIN Road 5 ranges. Michelin has a motorcycle range to suit biking enthusiasts across the world by offering exceptional grip and overall rider safety."
Pau Serracanta, Managing Director at Dorna Sports: "Michelin is a truly vital part of our paddock and we’re very proud to see them take top billing at the inaugural Grand Prix at the KymiRing, by definition becoming the first to do so. The new track will be a fantastic addition to the MotoGP calendar and we are delighted to share its debut with one of our most important partners and such an integral part of MotoGP, MotoE and the MotoGP eSport Championship."

FIA Formula E

Complex Spanish weekend sees Michelin shine

Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2020/2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship at Circuit Ricardo Tormo near Valencia, Spain, threw a variety of conditions at the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV. The winners of the weekend’s two races were Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ FE Team) and Jake Dennis (BMW I Andretti Motorsport).

FIA WEC

Successful track debut for the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport

Thursday, March 4, 2021 – Le Castellet, France: Maiden outing for the new range of MICHELIN Pilot Sport Hypercar tires as the Toyota GR010 Hybrid completes a 30-hour endurance test.

FIA Formula E

The Michelin Pilot Sport EV revels in Rome’s mixed conditions!

The acclaimed versatility of Michelin’s Formula E tire helped Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah) and Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes-Benz EQ) to win the Rome weekend’s two e-prix which were marked by unsettled weather.

FIA WEC

New records for Michelin at Sebring

Michelin scooped the top prize at the 2021 12 Hours of Sebring (Florida, USA) which was won by the JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac-DPi-V.R of Frenchmen Loïc Duval, Tristan Vautier and Sébastien Bourdais. Sebring is one of motor racing’s toughest venues for tires and a great track therefore to prepare for the FIA World Endurance Championship which this year kicks off at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on May 1.

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