FIA WEC

Second Spa success for the N°8 Toyota/Michelin!

The N°8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid/Michelin (Buemi/Nakajima/Alonso) overcame atrocious weather to secure its second straight victory at Spa-Francorchamps. The six-hour race was interrupted on several occasions due to hailstones and even snow. The other podium finishers were the N°3 Rebellion/Michelin N°3 (Berthon/Laurent/Menezes) and the N°11 BR1-AER/Michelin (Aleshin/Petrov/Vandoorne). In addition to securing the top prize in LMP2 with Dragonspeed’s N°31 Oreca-Gibson (Maldonado/Gonzalez/Davidson), Michelin also topped the LM GTE Pro and LM GTE Am classes with the N°97 Aston Martin (Martin/Lynn) and N°77 Dempsey-Proton Porsche (Ried/Pera/Campbell). Porsche and the N°92 crew Christensen/Estre are the 2018/2019 FIA WEC GT Manufacturers and Drivers champions with Michelin.

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FIA WEC - 6 Hours of Spa - Racecard

All you ever wanted to know about the 6 Hours of Spa, penultimate of the 2018/2019 World Endurance Championship (WEC) Super Season.Click on the photo to download the racecard.

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2018/2019 FIA WEC Prologue: 35 cars for Le Castellet shakedown

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) returns to Le Castellet, France, for this season’s official test. A field of 35 cars is expected to take advantage of the 30 hours of track time available over the weekend.

After organising its pre-season run at Monza, Italy, in 2017, the FIA WEC returns to Le Castellet for the pre-2018/2019 ‘Super Season’ Prologue. Twenty-seven of the 35 cars in Provence will appear on Michelin rubber.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing has taken two TS050 Hybrid prototypes to the south of France, with Conway, Buemi, Würz, Davidson and Lopez slated to share the driving. There will also be three BR Engineering cars (run by SMP Racing and Dragonspeed), plus two CEFC TRSM Racing Ginetta-Mecachromes and the ByKolles Enso CLM P1/01, while Rebellion will have one of its R13s at the test. All these new non-hybrid LMP1s will be fitted with Michelin tyres.

In addition, there will be seven LMP2 prototypes, namely two Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca07-Gibsons, plus similar cars run by TDS Racing and Dragonspeed, along with a Dallara (Racing Team Nederland), a LigierJSP217/Michelin (Larbre Compétition) and an Alpine A470 (Signatech-Alpine).

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All the championship’s LM GTE Pro teams will be in attendance, making a total of 10 cars, all on Michelins. The list features the new BMW M8 GTE and Aston Martin Vantage, plus the more familiar Ferrari 488 GTE, Ford GT and Porsche 911 RSR. Gimmi Bruni is making his FIA WEC comeback, in the colours of Porsche.

There will also be nine LM GTE Am cars at the Prologue, namely four Porsche 911 RSRs (Team Project 1, Dempsey-Proton Racing and Gulf Racing), three Ferrari 488 GTEs (Spirit of Race, Clearwater Racing and MR Racing) and two Aston Martin Vantages (AMR, TF Sport).

The lights go green at 10am on Friday, April 6.

24H du Mans

2019 LE MANS 24 HOURS - Long-lasting performance to the line, with Michelin…

This year, as always, Michelin’s mission at Le Mans is to provide the drivers of the 53 cars competing on its tyres with superior grip and long-lasting performance as it bids to extend the unbeaten spell it has enjoyed in the endurance racing classic since 1998. Meanwhile, Michelin is busy working on mobility for the future in association with the fuel cell-powered GreenGT prototype which will perform a parade lap of the French circuit. 

24H du Mans

Michelin’s first test of 2019 at Le Mans

The pre-Le Mans 24 Hours test day is the only opportunity teams get to test at the famous 13.626-kilometre track ahead of race-week itself. Unsurprisingly, Sunday’s order was dominated by the Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050 Hybrids.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™ - Danilo Petrucci earns maiden MotoGPTM victory at Mugello

Danilo Petrucci claimed the first premier-class win of his career at his home race on an Italian bike. The Ducati Team rider earned rapturous applause from the local fans when he was first across the line at Mugello, home of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship’s sixth round. Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Petrucci’s team-mate Andrea Dovizioso were second and third. The performance of Michelin’s latest-generation MotoGPTM tyres contributed to the tumbling of several records.  

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Portugal glory for Toyota/Michelin

Twenty-five years after their last win together on the event as a WRC round*, Toyota and Michelin claimed the top prize at this year’s Rally de Portugal thanks to Ott Tänak. Second and third were Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin) and Sébastien Ogier (Citroën/Michelin). With half of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship completed, Ogier tops the Provisional Drivers’ standings, two and ten points clear of his Estonian and Belgian rivals respectively. The new Skoda Fabia R5 Evo/Michelin got its career of to a flying start with a one-two finish in WRC2 Pro thanks to Kalle Rovanperä and Jan Kopecky.

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