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: Sachsenring marks season’s midpoint

The 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship travels to Germany this weekend for the year’s ninth round which marks the season’s halfway point ahead of the summer break.


Barely a week after the Motul TT Assen, the MotoGP circus is in Germany this weekend for the GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, the last clash before the traditional summer truce.

With wins at Mugello and Barcelona to his name, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) is the new championship leader, four points clear of Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who came a cropper in the Netherlands just in front of the Ducati rider.

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) went on to claim his 10th race win at Assen. It was also his first world championship victory since Catalonia 2016 and it has promoted him to third place in the provisional Riders’ standings, seven points short of his compatriot.

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), who came third in the Netherlands, is fourth in the championship (+11 points) and is targeting a fifth straight win at the Sachsenring.

The German venue has long been happy hunting ground for circuit Honda since Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) has also won there four times in a row at MotoGP level. 

Local fans will be particularly attentive to the performance of rookie Jonas Folger (Monster Yamaha Tech3). Germany’s only representative failed to score points for the first time this year at Assen, so he will be keen to recover on home soil where he was beaten to Moto2™ victory in 2016 by Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) by just 63 thousandths of a second!

KTM has entered a third bike for Mika Kallio who will line up alongside Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Pol Espargaró and Bradley Smith.

On the tyre front, Michelin will bring front and rear asymmetric slick tyres in soft, medium and hard compounds to Sachsenring, which will feature a harder left-hand-side to cope with the stresses and attrition that side of the tyre goes through, whilst the right will be a softer compound to heat up quickly and give optimum performance through the track’s three right-hand turns. Soft and medium MICHELIN Power Rains will also be on hand if the weather proves wet.

First free practice kicks off at 9:50am local time on Friday, June 30.

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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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