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.

Michelin’s decade of innovation and success in motorsport

In the course of the past 10 years, Michelin’s increasingly sophisticated, energy-efficient, consistent and, now, connected tyres collected more than 300 world-class victories in disciplines as varied as MotoGP, endurance racing, rallying and Formula E. 

The fuel-cell-powered LMPH2G on track with Michelin

The Michelin Pilot Sport-equipped LMPH2G lapped and refuelled in race conditions during the weekend’s Michelin Le Mans Cup meeting at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.

 

Following its presentation at the same circuit this time last year, racing’s first hydrogen-fuelled prototype completed a parade lap (13.629km) ahead of June’s Le Mans 24 Hours and has run in several private test sessions.

Last Friday, (September 20), the H24Racing-developed machine took part in a Free Practice session for the Michelin Le Mans Cup round at Spa-Francorchamps. For its first outing in racing conditions, it shared the track with 28 other cars (LMP3 prototypes and GT3s) after being submitted to the FIA and ACO’s safety checks and crash test (hydrogen tank, battery, etc.).

In the hands of Norman Nato and Olivier Lombard, the LMPH2G completed 20 laps (around 140km) and refuelled four times at Total’s mobile hydrogen rig which injects hydrogen into the prototype at a pressure of 350 bar.

Mchelin is a partner of the MissionH24 project which seeks to see fuel-cell-powered cars compete at Le Mans by 2024. The LMPH2G sits on Michelin Pilot Sport tyres (front: 30/68-18 / rear: 31/71-18), while its fuel cell – which converts hydrogen into electricity – was designed by Symbio, a Michelin Group subsidiary since last February. Based near Grenoble, France, Symbio specialises in the conception of hydrogen kits for different types of electric vehicle.

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MotoGP™: back-to-back Jerez glory for Quartararo

Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) picked where he left off at Jerez, Spain, last week to collect his second win of the year at the Gran Premio Red Bull de Andalucía. The second round of the 2020 MotoGPTM saw Yamaha monopolise the podium thanks to Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi who came second and third. The grip and consistency of the MICHELIN Power Slick contributed to the establishment of a new lap record for the Spanish venue. 

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MotoGP™: Quartararo’s big day in the Jerez sun

The Gran Premio Red Bull de Espana, opening round of the 2020 MotoGPTM World Championship, saw Petronas Yamaha SRT’s Fabio Quartararo celebrate his maiden topflight motorcycle racing victory after finishing clear of Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP). Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) was third as Michelin’s tyres combined grip with consistency throughout the three-day meeting.

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MotoGP™ - Gran Premio Red Bull de España - Raceguide

The Michelin MotoGP Team is thrilled to officially restart the 2020 MotoGP World Championship this week. After more than four months of waiting, our tyres and especially, our new rear MICHELIN Power Slick, are more than ready to set new records.Before the action gets started, download our raceguide.

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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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