Michelin Motorsport News

FIA Formula E

FIA Formula E Championship: a landmark first in Marrakech

Morocco’s Marrakech ePrix on November 12, 2016, will be the first round of the FIA Formula E Championship to be held in Africa. The meeting coincides with the United Nations’ COP22 summit to provide a nice tie-in for Michelin’s sustainable mobility strategy and the spirit behind the world’s first all-electric single-seater motor racing series.

FIA WEC

6 Hours of Shanghai (WEC): victory and title honours for Porsche/Michelin

The 2016 6 Hours of Shanghai saw the N°1 Porsche/Michelin (Bernhard/Webber/Hartley) take the spoils ahead of the N°6 and N°5 Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050 Hybrids of Sarrazin/Conway/Kobayashi and Davidson/Buemi/Nakajima respectively. Porsche Team won the Team’s crown for the second season running. The Drivers’ title will be settled in Bahrain.   

FIA WRC

Audi, VW and Michelin: 13 Le Mans victories and 42 WRC wins

Within a week of each other, Audi and Volkswagen have announced their intention to withdraw from the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) respectively at the end of the season. 

FIA WEC

6 Hours of Shanghai (WEC): the title chases come to a head

The 6 Hours of Shanghai, penultimate round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship, could see Porsche and Michelin wrap up this year’s titles in the WEC’s premier class.

FIA WRC

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.

MOTOGP™

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. 

FIA WRC

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. 

FIA WRC

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. 

FIA WRC

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.

MOTOGP™

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. 

FIA WRC

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.

MOTOGP™

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).