Michelin named official MotoGP tyre supplier until 2023

Dorna Sports has confirmed that Michelin will continue to be the official supplier of tyres to the MotoGPTM World Championship for five additional seasons over and above the existing arrangement. The contract’s extension until 2023 was announced today at this weekend’s MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in the presence of Michelin Motorsport Director Pascal Couasnon and Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports. 


MotoGP: Michelin® to partner the 2018 Australian Grand Prix

For the third year running, Michelin will be the title sponsor of the Australian Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island (October 26-28) promises to be one of the most spectacular races of the season.


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.


Thanks to back-to-back wins at Mugello and Barcelona, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) is second in the provisional Riders’ standings, seven points short of Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP). The Ducati star had to wait seven years between his first two MotoGP successes (Great Britain 2009 / Malaysia 2016), but the next two followed within a week of each other and the Italian has emerged as a definite contender for this year’s crown.

Meanwhile, Viñales will be looking to add a fourth victory to his 2017 tally in the Netherlands where his team-mate Valentino Rossi (5th, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has his sights set on his first win of the year at a track that has tended to be happy hunting ground for him in the past. Indeed, the nine-time world champion has a record of seven victories and nine podium finishes there in the sport’s premier class.

Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are third and fourth in the provisional classification after coming second and third respectively two weeks ago in Barcelona. The former won at Assen in 2014, while his team-mate totals five MotoGP podiums there.

After qualifying on the front row for the first time this year in Barcelona, Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) hopes to keep up his momentum and finish on the podium.

Two other riders have been going well since the beginning of the season, namely Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Johann Zarco and Jonas Folger. The Frenchman is provisionally sixth in the championship, as well as the best-placed rookie and best-placed independent team rider.

Soft, medium and hard front and rear MICHELIN Power Slicks (asymmetric rear tyres) will be available for the Dutch race, along with soft- and medium-compound MICHELIN Power Rains for wet weather.

The Dutch TT was traditionally held on a Saturday until last year and this year’s race will again take place on the Sunday, albeit to a modified timetable. Practice is due to start on Friday, June 23, followed by qualifying on Saturday. The 26-lap grand prix will start at 1pm local time the next day.

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FIA Formula E

ABB FIA Formula E: Michelin reveals the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport

The 2018 Geneva Motor Show has seen Michelin reveal the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport that will equip the latest-generation FIA ABB Formula E Championship all-electric cars when Season 5 (2018/2019) gets going at the end of the year. 

FIA Formula E

Daniel Abt claims maiden Formula E success

Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin) notched up the first Formula E victory of his career at Saturday’s Mexico City E-Prix. The German was joined on the podium by Oliver Turvey (2nd, NextEv NIO Sport/Michelin) and Sébastien Buemi (3rd, Renault e.dams/Michelin). 


Sweden revenge for ice-cool Neuville

After cruelly missing out on last year’s Rally Sweden win, Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin) bounced back this week to win the 66th running of the winter classic, ahead of Craig Breen (Citroën C3 WRC/Michelin) and team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen. World champion Sébastien Ogier (Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin) was penalised by his running order and could manage no better than 10th at the flag.

24H du Mans

Michelin targeting a 21st Le Mans victory

The ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) has published the list of the 60 competitors it has invited to contest this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Michelin, which is unbeaten in the French endurance classic since 1998, is targeting a 21st consecutive victory this time around, and its 27th in total since the race was first organised in 1923.

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