Michelin Motorsport News

Bol d’Or: News of pole-vaulting champion Renaud Lavillenie

This morning, we spoke with Renaud Lavillenie on the telephone. The pole vaulting world record holder is in the United States where he won Saturday evening’s Drake Relays with a jump of 5.70m.

New Michelin tyres for the Bol d’Or

Michelin has developed new tyres for this year’s FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) following the introduction of new regulations which restrict the number of tyres that can be used during 24-hour races to 45.

The last Bol d’Or at Magny-Cours

The last Bol d’Or to take place at Nevers Magny-Cours promises to another close race. The top teams will have revised rider line-ups and have been busy testing in their bid to clinch the top prize at 3pm on Sunday, April 27.

SuperMoto: two wins for Thomas Chareyre (TM-Michelin) at Rivesaltes

Thomas Chareyre (TM Racing Factory-Michelin) won both races at the opening meeting of the 2014 SuperMoto World Championship at Rivesaltes, France. Both times, he finished clear of his brother Adrien (Aprilia Fast Wheels-Michelin). The defending champion Mauno Hermunen (SHR-TM-Michelin) was third and fourth.

The 2014 SuperMoto World Championship begins in France

This weekend will see the FIM SuperMoto World Championship get under way at Rivesaltes, in the south of France.

Trial: double win for Montesa Michelin

First round of the Trial World Championship, the Australian Grand Prix has been dominated by Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami (Montesa Michelin), who both won one day. But it’s Bou, the reigning champion, who leads the series before the GP of Japan, scheduled in two weeks.

Enduro: double wins in each class

All winning both days at the Grand Prix of Portugal, second round of the World Enduro Championship, Christophe Nambotin (KTM, E1), Antoine Meo (KTM, E2), Ivan Cervantes (KTM, E3) and Daniel McCanney (Beta Michelin, Junior) confirmed their leadership in the series, even if Pierre Alexandre Renet (Husqvarna Michelin) finished both days really close from Meo.

Rally-raid: a finish win for Honda in Abu Dhabi

The opening round of the FIM Rally Raid World Championship was very intense this year, as after five days of racing and nearly seventeen hours of stages Paolo Gonçalves (Honda Michelin) beats Marc Coma (KTM Michelin) by only twenty seconds!

Enduro: great start for the new season!

The first round of the World Enduro Championship offers a thrilling start of season, with some great battles and a first hierarchy before the GP of Portugal next week. Christophe Nambotin (KTM, E1), Ivan Cervantes (KTM, E2) and Daniel McCanney (Beta Michelin, Junior) all got a double win in Spain, while Antoine Meo (KTM) and Pierre Alexandre Renet (Husqvarna Michelin) share the wins in the E2 class that is for sure the “main class”.

Trial: Toni Bou, scoring new records

Five FIM X Trial rounds and five wins, Toni Bou (Montesa Michelin) did another perfect season and even if he secured the title two weeks ago he produced another great show in Oviedo.

Trial: eighth Indoor title for Toni Bou

Already winner of the first three rounds of the X Trial World Championship Toni Bou (Montesa Michelin) secured its 2014 title this weekend in Italy, before the last round of the series.

GMT 94 eying 2014 title

After coming second in the 2013 Endurance World Championship, GMT 94 (Yamaha-Michelin) is hoping to go one better this season. This week, the Christophe Guyot-led team is testing at Albacete, Spain, with less than two months remaining until the first round – the Bol d’Or.

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