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MotoGP: Sachsenring marks season’s midpoint

The 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship travels to Germany this weekend for the year’s ninth round which marks the season’s halfway point ahead of the summer break. 

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MotoGP: Rossi returns to winning ways at Assen

Sunday’s Motul Assen TT, round eight of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship, was won by Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP). Second and third were fellow Italian Danilo Petrucci (Octo Prama Racing) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team). 

24H du Mans

Le Mans 2017: Michelin’s 20th Le Mans consecutive victory in numbers

Michelin won the Le Mans 24 Hours for the 20th straight year and for the third year in a row in association with Porsche after posting the fastest ever lap of the French circuit with Toyota. 

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MotoGP: Assen’s ‘Cathedral of Speed’ for the Dutch GP

Assen is the only circuit to have been visited by the MotoGPTM World Championship every season since 1949. The Motul TT Assen is round eight of the 2017 calendar. 

24H du Mans

Porsche LMP Team hands Michelin its 20th straight Le Mans win!

The 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours saw Michelin extend its uninterrupted winning record in La Sarthe to 20 outright victories since 1998. It was assisted in its quest by the dogged determination of the N°2 Porsche crew (Bernhard/Bamber/Hartley) who fought back from an early technical issue to scoop the coveted trophy with an hour to go. Along with the N°8 Toyota, which finished back in ninth spot, the German machine was one of only two LMP1-H prototypes to reach the flag after disaster struck the class’s other three factory entries. Michelin’s successful weekend was compounded by a one-two-three finish in LM GTE Am in association with Ferrari, plus a double podium in LM GTE Pro.

FIA WEC

Le Mans 2017: Toyota/Michelin grabs history-making pole!

The final evening of Le Mans qualifying turned out to be a landmark occasion with drivers setting new qualifying records up and down the classes. Toyota/Michelin’s Kamui Kobayashi (N°7 TS050-Hybrid, Conway/Kobayashi/Sarrazin) stunned his rivals early on with a 3m14.791. That not only took the wind out of Porsche’s sails but also goes down as the fastest ever lap in Le Mans history. There were record performances, too, in LMP2 (N°26 Oreca), LM GTE Pro (N°97 Aston Martin) and LM GTE Am (N°50 Chevrolet/Michelin).

24H du Mans

The life of a Michelin tyre down racing’s most famous straight

The Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans is one of the longest straights in motorsport. This 5.5km run actually uses a main road that leads out of the French city to Tours and has been split into three parts by two chicanes since 1990. Tyres are subjected to considerable lateral, longitudinal and vertical forces along this celebrated portion of asphalt.

24H du Mans

Michelin targeting a 20th straight win at Le Mans

Michelin, which has gone unbeaten in the world’s most famous endurance race since 1998, is hunting for a 20th consecutive victory this time round. It will be competing with partners in all four categories, including Porsche and Toyota in the blue ribband hybrid prototype class.

FIA Formula E

Berlin ePrix: Rosenqvist on form in Berlin

Sweden’s Felix Rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing) left Berlin with the weekend’s highest points haul thanks to his victory in Saturday’s race. Sunday’s victor was the championship’s provisional leader Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams).

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MotoGP: Dovizioso makes it two on the trot in Catalonia

After taking the top prize at Mugello, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) was first over the line again at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya Monster to claim Round 7 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship. Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were second and third. 

FIA WRC

Maiden WRC glory for Ott Tanak!

After collecting the first world class top-three finish of his career in Sardinia, in 2012, Estonia’s Ott Tanak celebrated his first world championship victory on the same event today. The Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin driver was joined on the Italian podium by Jari-Matti Latvala (Toyota) and Thierry Neuville (Hyundai).

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MotoGP: Barcelona, a highlight of the season!

After last weekend’s trip to Mugello, Italy, the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship moves on to Barcelona, Spain, for the year’s seventh round: the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya. 

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LES PERFORMANCES GAGNANTES JUSQU’À LA LIGNE D’ARRIVÉE ! Michelin félicite Sébastien Ogier et Julien Ingrassia pour leur titre pilote au Championnat du Monde des Rallyes 2017 (WRC). Vous aussi sur la route, ressentez toutes les performances et les sensations des pneus MICHELIN du premier au dernier kilomètre !

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RT @FIAWEC: .@Toyota_Hybrid has confirmed its participation in the 2018-19 #WEC Super Season at tonight's Awards Ceremony. https://t.co/vnA…

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RT @FIAWEC: .@Toyota_Hybrid has confirmed its participation in the 2018-19 #WEC Super Season at tonight's Awards Ceremony. https://t.co/vnA…

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RT @sportscar365: .@Toyota_Hybrid Confirms LMP1 Return for 2018/19: https://t.co/HWD5aF73AY @FIAWEC #WEC https://t.co/hOA5X46jDW

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RT @Michelin_Sport: Michelin racks up its 50th WEC victory with @Toyota_Hybrid https://t.co/csrI3nezGB #6hBahrain #WEC https://t.co/eyviTiN…

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Le Championnat du monde WRC 2017 s’est achevé en Australie sur une victoire de Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin), vice-champion du monde. Le podium australien est complété par Ott Tänak (Ford/Michelin) et Hayden Paddon (Hyundai/Michelin). Lire le résumé complet ici ▶️ http://michel.in/2zgakyv

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Highlights - 2017 WRC Rally Australia - Michelin Motorsport

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La Toyota Racing TS050 Hybrid N°8 (Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima) a offert une 50e victoire FIA WEC à Michelin en s’imposant aux 6 Heures de Bahreïn, dernière manche du Championnat du monde d’Endurance 2017. Les Porsche 919 Hybrid/Michelin ont gravi une dernière fois le podium. James Calado et Alessandro Pier Guidi sont Champion du monde GT sur Ferrari/Michelin. Lire le résumé complet ici ▶️ http://michel.in/2zOST7b

Leg 2 - Top Moment - 2017 WRC Rally Australia - Michelin Motorsport

Leg 1 - Top moment - 2017 WRC Rally Australia - Michelin Motorsport

2017 FIA WEC - Barhain 6 Hours

Shakedown - 2017 WRC Rally Australia - Michelin Motorsport

2017 WRC Rally Australia

2017 MotoGP - Valencia

Andrea Dovizioso previews Valencia - 2017 MotoGP - Michelin Motorsport

2017 FIA WEC - Shanghai 6 Hours

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