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Porsche vs Toyota in 2017

In addition to releasing the entry list for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) has named the teams it has invited to take part in June’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Michelin is targeting its 20th straight win in the celebrated French race (June 17-18).

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Launch of the 2017 Endurance Season

Follow on live the lauch of the 2017 World Endurance Championship season and find out the entry list for Le Mans 24 Hours on Thursday 2nd February 4:00 pm

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2016 Le Mans 24 Hours: Michelin’s 25th Le Mans victory in numbers…

The 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours saw Michelin win the famous French race for the 25th time in total and for the 19th time in a row since 1998. Michelin partners monopolised the podium in three classes after also qualifying on pole position and posting the fastest race laps in LM P1, LM GTE Pro and LM GTE Am.

 

 25
Michelin has won the Le Mans 24 Hours 25 times
19
Michelin is unbeaten at Le Mans since 1998 (a record winning run)
45
45 drivers have won the Le Mans 24 Hours on Michelin tyres since 1923
53
With Lieb behind the wheel, the N°2 Porsche 919 Hybrid completed 53 laps on the same set of Michelin tyres, equivalent to 722km
11
The winning N°2 Porsche 919 Hybrid used only 11 sets of Michelin tyres to complete 5,233.54km
2,200
The total number of Michelin tyres used during race week
3
The N°78 Porsche 911 RSR completed three stints on the same set of Michelin tyres during the early part of the race
1906
110 years ago, Michelin won the inaugural Grand-Prix de l’Automobile Club de France (the predecessor of the Le Mans 24 Hours) at Le Mans
1
Ford’s first win on Michelin rubber at Le Mans (LM GTE Pro)
4
Ford, Ferrari, Porsche and Corvette have shared LM GTE Pro success with Michelin since 2011
216.4
The average speed (in kph) of the winning N°2 Porsche 919 Hybrid/Michelin over the 24-hour race
343.4
The top speed (in kph) reached by Michelin tyres at Le Mans this year (on the N°8 Audi during Qualifying 1)
245.6
The average speed (in kph) of this year’s fastest lap at Le Mans (N°2 Porsche/Michelin, Qualifying 1)
296.4
The top speed reached by Frédéric Sausset (Morgan-Nissan/Michelin) who has no arms or legs
38
The number of lead changes this year (all the leaders were Michelin-equipped cars)
104
The N°5 Toyota TS050 Hybrid/Michelin spent 104 laps in the lead
327
The number of laps spent in the LM GTE Am lead (out of 331) by Michelin-equipped cars
900
The number of meals served to Michelin personnel during Le Mans week

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: a flawless weekend for Viñales at Le Mans

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) produced a grand-slam performance at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France, round five of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Spaniard added pole position and fastest race lap to his third win of the season. Second and third were local star Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team). 

FIA WRC

Ogier claims fifth Portugal victory

A fifth Rally de Portugal victory for Sébastien Ogier has taken the Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin star’s personal tally to 40 world class wins and level with Markku Alèn as the event’s most successful driver. The Frenchman has also established a new record for the highest number of WRC points scored at this level. He was joined on Sunday’s podium by Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin rivals Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo.

FIA Formula E

Paris ePrix: Buemi triumphs in French capital

Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) followed up his victory in Monaco last week with another at Saturday’s Paris ePrix, ahead of Lopez and Heidfeld. A mistake by rival Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport) helped him to comfort his cushion at the top of the provisional Drivers’ standings.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: next stop Le Mans, France

Round five of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship, and the second to take place on European soil, is this weekend’s HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France at Le Mans-Bugatti. 

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