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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. 

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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). 

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New York glory for DS Virgin!

The weekend’s two Formula E races in New York City were won by DS Virgin Racing/Michelin’s Sam Bird, which means the 2016/2017 Drivers’ and Teams’ titles will now go down to the wire at the season’s finale in Montreal, Canada, in two weeks’ time.

Virgin-founder Sir Richard Branson couldn’t have wished for a better performance from his Formula E squad in New York City.

Championship rookie Alex Lynn put the team on pole position for Race 1, while team-mate Sam Bird qualified on top for Race 2 and won both ePrix to round out an assertive grand slam for DS Virgin Racing in his Michelin Pilot Sport EV2-equipped DSV-02 all-electric single-seater.

The first race, the first ever to be organised in the streets of the Big Apple, kept spectators on their toes when Daniel Abt (Abt-Schaeffler Audi Sport) was quicker than Lynn off the line before completing the first 15 laps in front. Next time round, however, he was passed by Sam Bird who went on to secure his first win of the championship. The latter part of the ePrix was marked by the accident of Felix Rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing), but that didn’t prevent Techeetah’s drivers Jean-Eric Vergne and Stéphane Sarrazin from clinching second and third places.

Sunday’s clash kicked off at 1pm local time at the same 1.950km temporary circuit through Brooklyn’s Red Hook dockland. After winning qualifying by 37-thousandths of a second, Bird put his pole position to good use to speed to his second victory in two days. Rosenqvist and his Mahindra Racing team-mate Nick Heidfeld battled fiercely for the podium’s second and third steps, while Pierre Gasly celebrated his Formula E debut (as stand-in for Sébastien Buemi at Renault e.dams) with fourth spot, ahead of Lucas di Grassi (Abt-Schaeffler Audi Sport).

Taking advantage of the fact that Buemi was on FIA WEC duty at the Nürburgring, Germany, the Brazilian has gone 10 points clear in the provisional Drivers’ standings with the season’s last two races to come in Montreal, Canada, on July 29-30.


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. 


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.


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.

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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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