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Wales Rally GB (WRC): Michelin clocks up 50th WRC title

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia collected their fourth straight Wales Rally GB success to make sure of a fourth Manufacturers’ crown for Volkswagen and Michelin’s 50th World Rally Championship title since 1973.

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MotoGP: Dovizioso triumphs at Sepang

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) returned to the top of the podium in Malaysia thanks to a win in wet conditions at Sepang. Second and third at the year’s penultimate MotoGPTM World Championship clash were Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. 

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Wales Rally GB (WRC): Ogier still in charge

Sébastien Ogier (VW/Michelin) continues to top the standings in Wales and looks set to claim a fourth straight win on the event. Tanak (Ford, +33.8s) and Hyundai/Michelin’s Neuville and Paddon are battling for podium honours. 

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Wales Rally GB (WRC): Ogier in control

After clinching his fourth consecutive Drivers’ title two weeks ago in Spain, Sébastien Ogier (VW/Michelin) has continued on his momentum to top tonight’s leaderboard in Wales after Day 1. Ott Tanak (Ford) is second, and there’s a fierce battle brewing for third spot between Neuville, Paddon and Meeke. 

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WRC: Tanak sets Rally GB pace

This morning's shakedown timesheet was topped by Ott Tanak (Ford), ahead of DS3 WRC/Michelin drivers Kris Meeke and Craig Breen. The 2016 Wales Rally GB 2016 begins with a ceremonial start in Colwyn Bay this evening.

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MotoGP: heading to the year’s penultimate race in Malaysia

In the wake of its recent stopovers in Japan and Australia, the 2106 MotoGPTM World Championship’s next port of call is Sepang, Malaysia for the season’s penultimate clash and the year’s last long haul fixture. 

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RallyGB (WRC): a 50th world title for Michelin?

After racking up its 24th Drivers’ crown with Sébastien Ogier at the recent RallyRACC Catalunya, Michelin has a chance of securing its 26th Manufacturers’ title this weekend in Wales.

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MotoGP: Crutchlow takes superb win in Australia

Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) scored his second victory of the year at Sunday’s MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Round 16 of the 2016 MotoGPTM World Championship. Second and third at Phillip Island were Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar).

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MotoGP’s long-haul tour continues with next weekend’s MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

After last Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix, 2016 MotoGPTM World Championship action continues with this weekend’s trip to Australia. 

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6 Hours of Fuji (WEC): Toyota/Michelin wins home race!

Toyota Gazoo Racing took its first victory of the season at its home round at Japan’s Fuji Speedway. The N°6 Toyota TS050 Hybrid/Michelin of Sarrazin/Conway/Kobayashi crossed the line just 1.439 and 17.339 seconds clear of the N°8 Audi/Michelin and N°1 Porsche/Michelin respectively. There was a one-two for Ford GT/Michelin in LM GTE Pro.

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Rally de Espana (WRC): 4th title for Ogier/Ingrassia, 300th world win for Michelin

Victory on the 2016 RallyRACC Catalunya was enough for Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia to secure their fourth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship title. The French pair also chalked up Michelin’s 300th WRC win. Hyundai NG i20 WRC/Michelin drivers Dani Sordo and Thierry Neuville finished on the Spain podium’s other two steps, and there was a Skoda/Michelin one-two in WRC2.

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MotoGP: victory in Japan and the title for Marquez

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) claimed his first ever Japanese Grand Prix success to clinch his fifth motorcycle racing world title, his third at MotoGPTM level.