MotoGP: back to Europe

While the first three races of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship took place ‘overseas’, round four brings the teams back to Europe for this weekend’s Gran Premio Red Bull de España at Jerez, Spain.

2017 Dakar Rally: Michelin’s 34th Dakar victory on two wheels

The first Dakar victory of British biker Sam Sunderland (KTM Factory Team-Michelin) notched up Michelin’s 34th success on the famous cross-country rally. 

Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences wins FIM Endurance World Cup

Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences took first place at the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring to claim the 2017 FIM Endurance World Cup for the best-placed Superstock entry.


A consistent 2017 FIM Endurance World Cup campaign by Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences’ Axel Maurin, Florian Alt and Bastien Mackels has earned the French outfit its first world title thanks to victory at the competition’s final round in Slovakia.

Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences, the only permanent Superstock team to run on MICHELIN Ultimate tyres, a freely available range aimed at all riders, clinched the trophy by a single point.

Having raced on Michelin rubber since 2013, the N°333 Yamaha reaped the benefit of its experience and hard, methodical work of recent years to provide a superb illustration of how motorsport can work hand-in-hand with social integration, since the programme is aimed at facilitating the inclusion of youngsters in difficulty.

“I would like to underline the exceptional performance put in by Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences,” said Michelin Motorsport Director Pascal Couasnon. “Since the beginning of our association with them in 2013, Yannick Lucot and his team have been total professionals, climbing higher up the ladder every year. A big ‘bravo’ to them all. Their achievement is especially remarkable in that its N°333 Yamaha is the only bike to race on MICHELIN Ultimate tyres – which are designed for amateurs and professionals alike – against some stiff opposition on what we term ‘confidential’ tyres. We are delighted to have been at their side all the way to the top step of the podium!”


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. 


Toyota wins as Porsche/Michelin seals 2017 WEC crown

Victory for the N°8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid/Michelin at the 6 Hours of Shanghai in the hands of Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima did not prevent Porsche Team from securing a third straight FIA WEC title. The German squad’s Timo Bernard, Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber claimed the 2017 Drivers’ crown. 


Sébastien Ogier and M-Sport WRT seal 2017 WRC crowns!

Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia and British outfit M-Sport wrapped up world class rallying’s 2017 titles* today after this weekend’s Wales Rally GB which was won by homegrown star Elfyn Evans. 


MotoGP: Dovizioso takes Malaysia win!

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) collected his sixth success of the year with victory at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship. Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) came second to notch up Ducati’s first one-two finish of the season, while Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) was third. Fourth place for Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) means the fight for the 2017 crown will be decided in Valence. 

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