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MotoGP™: Márquez takes assertive Spanish GP win

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) led the 25-lap Gran Premio Red Bull de España from start to finish to claim his second win of the campaign after Argentina. The reigning champion was joined on the all-Spanish podium of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship’s fourth round by Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) and Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP). The day’s top three featured three different bikemakers. 

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MotoGP™ - Gran Premio Red Bull de España - Racecard

The World MotoGP championship is back in Europe with the #SpanishGP, Round 4 of the season.Click on the photo to download our racecard.

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MotoGP™: Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team/Michelin) triumphs in Valencia

After claiming the season’s opener in Qatar, Andrea Dovizioso concluded the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship with victory in Valencia. The Italian was unfazed when the race was red flagged due to heavy rain and he went on to finish clear of Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR/Michelin) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing/Michelin).

 

 

The season’s curtain-closer at Circuit Ricardo Tormo was marked by heavy rain and the race was interrupted after 14 of the 27 scheduled laps shortly after Dovizioso had dislodged Rins from the provisional lead, closely tailed by Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP/Michelin).

When the race restarted with 14 laps remaining, the grid order was based on positions after Lap 13, which meant Rins had the honour of starting from pole, ahead of Dovizioso and Rossi. The Ducati rider passed back in front second time around, however, and went on to collect his fourth win of the campaign.

Rins held on to pocket his second second place of the season after earning the silver medal two weeks ago in Malaysia. His reward was fifth place in the 2018 championship standings.

Rossi had been Dovizioso’s closest threat but he was caught out with five laps remaining. The nine-time world champion ended up 13th and completed the year on the third step of the podium.

The Italian’s fall allowed Espargaro to secure the first top-three result of his career at MotoGPTM level, while Michele Pirro (Ducati Team/Michelin) was fourth and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team/Michelin) celebrated his swansong appearance with fifth place.

Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda/Michelin) ended up sixth and best-placed Independent Team Rider, followed by Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3/Michelin) who clinched the 2018 Independent Team Rider title.

Bradley Smith (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing/Michelin), Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda/Michelin) and Hafizh Syarhin (Monster Yamaha Tech 3/Michelin) rounded out the afternoon’s top 10.

MICHELIN Power Rain tyres were used for practically all of the weekend’s sessions, with the exception of qualifying which took place on a dry track. All the riders lined up for Sunday’s second start with soft Michelins front and rear, except for Rins who opted for a medium front.

After celebrating the season’s end this evening, the teams and riders will return to the Spanish track on Tuesday for the first of two days of official testing to prepare for 2019 in their new colours.

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FIA WRC

Tänak earns Michelin’s 333rd WRC victory

The first Rally Chile to count towards the FIA World Rally Championship was won by Estonia’s Ott Tänak (Toyota Yaris WRC/Michelin) who notched up Michelin’s 333rd WRC success in the process. French world champions Sébastien Ogier (Citroën/Michelin) and Sébastien Loeb (Hyundai/Michelin) were second and third, while WRC2 victor was the young Finnish Michelin runner Kalle Rovanperä (Skoda). 

FIA Formula E

Monaco glory for Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin)

Pole-sitter Jean-Eric Vergne collected his second win of the 2018/2019 FIA Formula E Championship in Monaco to go top of the provisional Drivers’ standings. Oliver Rowland (2nd, Nissan e.dams/Michelin), Felipe Massa (3rd, Venturi Formula E Team/Michelin) and Pascal Wehrlein (4th, Mahindra Racing/Michelin) made it four different teams in the day’s top-four, blanketed by just 1.439 seconds! 

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FIA WRC - COPEC Rally Chile - Racecard

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ABB FIA Formula E - E-Prix Monaco

All you need to know about the Monaco E-Prix, round 6 of the 2018/2019 ABB FIA Formula E season.Click on the photo to download our racecard.

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