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: Marquez stays Sachsenring ‘Meister’

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) posted his eighth straight victory at the Sachsenring, Germany, to claim the GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. The Spaniard was joined on the podium of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship’s eighth round by Jonas Folger (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team).


After qualifying on pole at the Sachsenring for the eighth time in a row (and the fifth time in as many years at MotoGP level), Marquez defended his advantage at lights-out with his Honda racing on medium-compound Michelin Power Slicks front and rear. He then led for the first four laps before relinquishing top spot to Folger.

Buoyed by 77,000 home fans, the German youngster – who had started from fifth on the grid – posted a new track lap record (1m21.402s) on the fourth of the race’s 30 laps as he eased into second spot, hard on Marquez’ heels. He took command next time round but dropped back again after a small error on Lap 10.

The Spaniard went on to justify his Sachsenring Meister crown by taking the flag 3.3 seconds clear of Folger who celebrated the best performance of his fledgling MotoGP career.

Pedrosa finished a solitary third, 11 seconds short of his team-mate.

After starting from 11th and 9th places respectively, Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) fought back to cross the line in fourth and fifth spots.

Alvaro Bautista (Pull&Bear Aspar Team), Aleix Expargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) rounded out the afternoon’s top 10.

Marquez (129 points) is back in front in the Riders’ standings, chased by Viñales (+5 points) and Andrea Dovizioso (+6). Rossi is fourth (+10) ahead of the summer break.

Next round: Brno, Czech Republic (August 4-6).

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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