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FIA WRC - 2020 Rally Guanajuato Mexico - Racecard

The Rally Mexico is the season’s opening gravel round and a big challenge for the Michelin tyres! Get our racecard to find out more about the 3rd round of the 2020

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Michelin scores 30th Rally Sweden triumph!

The 2020 Rally Sweden was won by Elfyn Evans driving a Michelin X-Ice North 3-equipped Toyota Yaris WRC. This year’s event was shortened due to a lack of snow, but Michelin’s studded WRC snow tyre delivered outstanding grip despite the unfamiliar conditions to combine the brand’s 30th Swedish victory with class wins in WRC2, WRC3 and RC4 which are all also open to competition between tyre firms.

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Rally Mexico Win #6 for Ogier

Sébastien Ogier steered his Michelin LTX Force-equipped Toyota Yaris WRC to victory this weekend to earn his sixth success in Mexico. However, Round 3 of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship was brought to an early close due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Ogier’s sixth Rally Mexico win puts him equal with the score of compatriot Sébastien Loeb and takes his total tally to 48 world-class victories, albeit his first with Toyota. The result has also promoted him to the top of the provisional Drivers’ standings.

The Frenchman’s six victories in Leon were claimed with four different carmakers (Volkswagen, Ford, Citroën and Toyota) but were all notched up on Michelin rubber.

This year again, the hard- (H4) and medium-compound (M6) versions of the Michelin LTX Force tyres delivered on the brand’s ‘Performance Made to Last’ promise as competitors battled at altitudes of more than 2,000 metres above sea level.

Ogier looked perfectly at ease on the fixture’s nicely-paced but technically-challenging stages and emerged in front after SS4. And that’s where he stayed until action was halted after the second of the three scheduled legs owing to the travel restrictions that are being put into place across the globe.

Reigning champion Ott Tänak (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin) came second, ahead of Teemu Suninen (Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin) and Ogier’s team-mates Elfyn Evans and Kalle Rovanperä. Hyundai/Michelin’s Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo were both affected by technical issues, while Esapekka Lappi’s Ford Fiesta was consumed by flames.

Round four of the 2020 FIA WRC campaign in Argentina – initially planned for late April – has been cancelled, but Rally de Portugal is still slated for May 21-24.

2020 Rally Mexico – Final positions:

1. Ogier/Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC/Michelin), 2h47m47.6s

2. Tänak/Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin), +27.8s

3. Suninen/Lehtinen (Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin), +37.9s

4. Evans/Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC/Michelin), +1m13.4s

5. Rovanperä/Halttunen (Toyota Yaris WRC/Michelin), +2m20.5s

6. Tidemand/Barth (Skoda Fabia R5), +10m29.3s (1st WRC2)

7. Bulacia/Bernacchini (Citroën C3 R5), +13m37.5s

8. Greensmith/Edmonson (Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin), +13m56.5s

9. Veiby/Andersson (Hyundai i20 R5), +15m32.2s

10. Fernandez/Garcia (Skoda Fabia R5/Michelin), +17m48.6s

Etc.

Michelin set to return to the FIM Endurance World Championship

Michelin is pleased to announce that it will be returning to the FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC) when racing resumes after the interruption forced by the Covid-19 pandemic. Its first outing will consequently be the 24 Heures Moto at Le Mans, France, at the end of August. Michelin plans to use its involvement in the FIM EWC to reaffirm its role as a leading player in motorcycle endurance racing which permits open competition between tyre brands.

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Le Mans 24 Hours Virtual - Live and Racecard

All you need to know about the Le Mans 24 Hours Virtual is in our racecard. Clic on the photo to download it. Follow the race in live - Saturday 2.30pm (GMT+2)

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Michelin on the virtual racing front

The coronavirus pandemic has obviously brought real motorsport to a halt, but many of Michelin’s driver partners have been keeping their eye in thanks to virtual races like Sebring SuperSaturday, e-Sport MotoGP and Porsche Supercup Virtual Edition.

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Le Mans 2020 put back 98 days

Initially scheduled for the weekend of June 13-14, this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours has been postponed until mid-September due to the coronavirus outbreak. The 1968 race was also held in September and saw Michelin provide new radial tyres for its partner Alpine.

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