FIA WEC world titles for Toyota and Ferrari in association with Michelin

While Toyota wrapped up the first-ever world title of the new Hypercar era in association with Michelin at Sakhir International Circuit at the end of October, the result of this weekend’s 8 Hours of Bahrain (Round 8 of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship) at the same venue saw MICHELIN Pilot Sport-equipped Ferrari 488 Evos clinch the LM GTE Pro and GTE Am crowns.


Monza glory for Toyota/Michelin

The 6 Hours of Monza – Round 3 of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship – was won by the MICHELIN Pilot Sport-equipped N°7 Toyota GR010 Hybrid of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez. The Italian fixture was the last race before this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours on August 21-22.


A fourth endurance world title for Toyota and Michelin

Toyota’s one-two finish at last weekend’s 6 Hours of Bahrain allowed the Japanese carmaker to make sure of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship crown with one round remaining. Equipped with MICHELIN Pilot Sport tires developed specifically for the sport’s latest-generation prototypes, the Toyota GR010 Hybrid will go down as the first title-winning car of endurance racing’s Hypercar era.

The 6 Hours of Bahrain at Sakhir International Circuit saw Toyota and Michelin harvest their fifth victory of this year’s campaign with the N°7 GR010 Hybrid of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez which completed the distance ahead of the N°8 sister car of Buemi/Nakajima/Hartley.


Thanks to the experience and expertise of Michelin Motorsport’s engineers and their colleagues working out of the Michelin Technology Center, the latest MICHELIN Pilot Sport tires engineered for these exciting new prototypes were developed virtually at the same time as the cars themselves were being designed using CAD technology. The first ‘real life’ track tests took place just weeks before the start of the 2021 season and the data collected on that occasion perfectly matched that obtained during earlier computer simulations.

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport-equipped Toyota GR010 Hybrid went on to win the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), the 8 Hours of Portimao (Portugal), the 6 Hours of Monza (Italy) and the famous Le Mans 24 Hours (France) in August, before collecting a fifth consecutive victory in Bahrain to provide yet another illustration of the tire’s ability to deliver lasting performance across an exceptional spectrum of conditions.

The 2021 FIA WEC will conclude at Sakhir International Circuit with Round 9 – the 8 Hours of Bahrain - on November 6 when the Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ titles still up for grabs will be settled.


MotoGP™: emotional maiden MotoGPTM success for Bastianini in Qatar

Gresini Racing MotoGP’s Enea Bastianini converted his trust in his MICHELIN Power Slicks into a resounding victory at Round 1 of the 2022 MotoGPTM World Championship in Qatar. The Italian dedicated his first win at this level to his team’s late founder Fausto Gresini. Brad Brinder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda Team) made it three different bikemakers on the podium to provide early evidence of the versatility of Michelin’s 2022 range.  

Michelin’s Asian and American travels

Shortly after the opening round of North America’s 2022 endurance racing campaign at Daytona in January, this year’s four-race Asian Le Mans Series took place in the United Arab Emirates. Michelin, a premium partner of the championship, helped Nielsen Racing, CD Sport and Inception Racing to harvest the season’s titles.

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Porsche takes Mexico win with Michelin

Michelin and its longstanding partner Porsche claimed an assertive one-two finish in the 2022 Mexico City E-Prix as Pascal Wehrlein scored his maiden ABB FIA Formula E World Championship success ahead of team-mate André Lotterer.

FIA Formula E

Diriyah E-Prix: Mercedes and Michelin light up the Saudi sky

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV rose to the various challenges it faced in Diriyah, near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to help defending champ Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ FE Team) and last season’s runner-up Edoardo Mortara (RoKit Venturi Racing) to claim the first two rounds of the 2021/2022 FIA ABB Formula E World Championship.

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