Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences wins FIM Endurance World Cup

Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences took first place at the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring to claim the 2017 FIM Endurance World Cup for the best-placed Superstock entry.  

MotoGP: back to Europe

While the first three races of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship took place ‘overseas’, round four brings the teams back to Europe for this weekend’s Gran Premio Red Bull de España at Jerez, Spain.

2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Full throttle!

The theme for this year’s Festival of Speed (FoS) is “Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power”.

To illustrate that theme, motorsport aficionado Lord March and his team have gathered the show’s usual extraordinary collection of two- and four-wheeled machinery from nearly every leading form of motorsport imaginable.

But more about that later…

For the moment, the programme is devoted to the so-called Moving Motor Show which provides members of the public with a chance to test drive a selection of premium models around the wooded grounds of Goodwood House.

Also up and running already is the Michelin Supercar Paddock. This feast for the eyes has gathered around 50 of the world’s most sublime machines, including the 1,479hp Bugatti Chiron which is due to be seen in action for the first time later this week.

Hill climb competition proper doesn’t begin until early tomorrow morning (Friday), but that will give the track a chance to dry out after overnight thunder storms. More heavy rain is expected later today but sunnier weather is said to be on its way to West Sussex later for the weekend.

The rally stage is well worth a visit, too, thanks to an entry of some outstanding cars of all ages, including the world title holder – the Volkswagen Polo R WRC/Michelin – in the hands of Flying Finn Jari-Matti Latvala.

Meanwhile, the Central Feature for this year’s FoS is the work of British sculptor Gerry Judah whose sweeping aerial work celebrates the centenary of BMW. Starring on its different branches are a BMW 328 Mille Miglia Roadster, the Brabham-BMW BT52 Formula 1 car of the 1980s and the V12 LMR which won Le Mans with Michelin in 1999.

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Michelin named official MotoGP tyre supplier until 2023

Dorna Sports has confirmed that Michelin will continue to be the official supplier of tyres to the MotoGPTM World Championship for five additional seasons over and above the existing arrangement. The contract’s extension until 2023 was announced today at this weekend’s MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in the presence of Michelin Motorsport Director Pascal Couasnon and Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports. 

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Sébastien Ogier and M-Sport WRT seal 2017 WRC crowns!

Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia and British outfit M-Sport wrapped up world class rallying’s 2017 titles* today after this weekend’s Wales Rally GB which was won by homegrown star Elfyn Evans. 

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MotoGP: Dovizioso takes Malaysia win!

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) collected his sixth success of the year with victory at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship. Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) came second to notch up Ducati’s first one-two finish of the season, while Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) was third. Fourth place for Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) means the fight for the 2017 crown will be decided in Valence. 

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MotoGP: Marquez to wrap up title in Malaysia?

The 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship concludes its autumn long-haul tour with the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (Round 17 of 18). Marc Marquez travels to Sepang with a 33-point cushion at the top of the provisional standings and could well collect his fourth premier class crown this weekend. 

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