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MotoGP™: Misano glory for Márquez as Quartararo clinches the 2021 title

The Gran Premio Nolan del Made in Italy e dell'Emilia-Romagna was won by Marc Márquez, ahead of his Repsol Honda Team team-mate Pol Espargaro and Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama). Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) completed Round 16 of the MotoGPTM World Championship at Misano, Italy, in fourth place to make sure of the 2021 Riders’ crown, Michelin’s 32nd in motorcycle racing’s premier series since 1973.

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MotoGP™: Márquez takes assertive Austin win

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) was in unbeatable form at the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas – Round 15 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship – at the notoriously bumpy Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The Spaniard was followed over the line by Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) who made it three different bikemakers on the podium in another display of the MICHELIN Power tire range’s exceptional versatility.  

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MotoGP™: Bagnaia claims assertive win in the Algarve

The Grande Prémio Brembo do Algarve – the 17th and penultimate round of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship – was won by Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team). The race was red-flagged two laps from the end, with Joan Mir (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) and the winner’s team-mate Jack Miller in second and third places. It was another successful weekend for Michelin whose tires helped Bagnaia to establish a new track lap record (1m38.725s) in qualifying.

 

After securing his fifth pole position in a row, and his sixth of the campaign, Bagnaia started the Portuguese race on medium MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear and held the lead from lights-out to the finish.

The outstanding grip delivered by his rubber allowed him to post a string of quick, consistent times that saw him pull clear of Mir. The Ducati rider clocked the vast majority of his laps in less than 1m39s and he was some 2.5s clear of his Suzuki rival when the race was halted with two laps to go due to a collision between Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Iker Lecuona (Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing).

Miller came out on top in his scrap with Alex Marquez (LCR Honda) for the third step of the podium to take Ducati’s score for the year to 21 top-three placings en route to the 2021 world title.

Marquez and Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) rounded out the top five which featured four different bikemakers, another illustration of the versatility Michelin’s tires have showcased this season.

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The MICHELIN Power Slick effectively proved strong at the Portuguese venue where three different “specs” were chosen for Sunday afternoon’s grand prix, with all the riders opting for the medium front, combined with either the medium or hard rear.

The recently-crowned champion Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) fell and failed to finish for the first time this year. Bagnaia is confirmed as this season’s vice-champion, while bronze for Mir means that three different makes figure on the year’s rostrum.

Last round: Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain (November 12-14).

FIA WEC

A fourth endurance world title for Toyota and Michelin

Toyota’s one-two finish at last weekend’s 6 Hours of Bahrain allowed the Japanese carmaker to make sure of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship crown with one round remaining. Equipped with MICHELIN Pilot Sport tires developed specifically for the sport’s latest-generation prototypes, the Toyota GR010 Hybrid will go down as the first title-winning car of endurance racing’s Hypercar era.

Michelin claims 2021 rally title with Alpine

Forty-eight years after securing the FIA World Rally Championship’s (FIA WRC) inaugural title together in 1973, Alpine and Michelin recently clinched the 2021 FIA R-GT Cup with Normandy-based Pierre Ragues in a MICHELIN Pilot Sport-equipped Alpine A110 Rally.

Michelin, a top player in Historic rallying

With an entry of 350 cars for the Tour de Corse Historique (France) on October 4-9 and more than 100 for the same weekend’s RallyLegend (San Marino/Italy), historic rallying is riding a wave of popularity at the moment. Both events saw numerous competitors choose Michelin’s Customer and Classic Racing ranges which incorporate up-to-date technologies proven in the FIA World Rally Championship. 

24H du Mans

Toyota Hypercar takes Michelin’s Le Mans score to 24 wins in a row!

Michelin has extended its winning streak to a record-breaking 24 straight victories at Le Mans after Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José-Maria Lopez scored their first and Toyota Gazoo Racing’s fourth victory in the world-famous endurance race. The trio’s N°7 GR0101-Hybrid spearheaded an emphatic one-two finish for the Japanese make to celebrate the beginning of the exciting new Hypercar era in La Sarthe. Third-placed Alpine joined in the podium festivities, while newcomer Glickenhaus Racing completed the distance in fourth and fifth places. Michelin’s successful run in LMGTE continued, too, with AF Corse-tended Ferraris dominating both the Pro and Am classes.

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