Michelin set to return to the FIM Endurance World Championship

Michelin is pleased to announce that it will be returning to the FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC) when racing resumes after the interruption forced by the Covid-19 pandemic. Its first outing will consequently be the 24 Heures Moto at Le Mans, France, at the end of August. Michelin plans to use its involvement in the FIM EWC to reaffirm its role as a leading player in motorcycle endurance racing which permits open competition between tyre brands.

Michelin’s decade of innovation and success in motorsport

In the course of the past 10 years, Michelin’s increasingly sophisticated, energy-efficient, consistent and, now, connected tyres collected more than 300 world-class victories in disciplines as varied as MotoGP, endurance racing, rallying and Formula E. 

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.

A prior commitment prevented Renaud Lavillenie from taking part in this year’s Bol d’Or with AZ Moto (N°63 Suzuki-Michelin) where he has been replaced by Loïc Napoléone. He will be back for September’s 24 Heures Moto at Le Mans, however. We called him this morning in Iowa.

“The Bol d’Or looks like it’s a tough race, with difficult conditions. Honestly, I think I’m better off where I am at the moment,” he laughed. “Hats off, though, to all the guys who are racing at Magny-Cours and who have had to contend with some pretty dreadful weather. I’ve been following the race thanks to the social media. It’s a big shame for SERT. I hope Vincent Philippe isn’t too badly hurt. The N°111 Honda is having a great run, and GMT 94 seem to be holding on well to second place. Kawasaki SRC has fought back well, too. There’s been an incredible number of falls. I’ve never seen so many before.”

“As for AZ Motos, I’m glad to see they’re still running, despite a fall early on and a few mechanical problems. They fell to 41st place at one stage but they’re up to 17th now and seventh in the Superstock class. Their objective before the start was fifth in class. There are still five hours to go, so why not? Tell them I’m following them, even though I’m not at Magny-Cours!”


Torres takes advantage of the superior performance of the current, more environmentally-respectful MICHELIN Power Slick MotoE range to claim the 2020 FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup

Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40) laid the foundations for his 2020 MotoE™ title by winning the first of the two races at the weekend’s SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France. The season’s final clash was won by Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE). 


MotoGP™: Petrucci wins at Le Mans aided by the exceptional grip delivered by his MICHELIN Power Rain tyres

The 2020 SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France – Round 10 of the MotoGPTM World Championship – was won by Ducati Team’s Danilo Petrucci, ahead of Alex Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Racing Factory). The outstanding grip provided by the MICHELIN Power Rain as heavy rain swept over Le Mans-Bugatti was acclaimed by all the teams. Three different makes featured on the podium, while Frenchman Fabio Quartararo continues to top the provisional Riders’ standings.  


1-2 glory for Hyundai/Michelin in Sardinia

Spain’s Dani Sordo collected his second straight Rally Italia Sardegna victory, heading home fellow Hyundai i20 WRC/Michelin runner Thierry Neuville and Sébastien Ogier (Toyota/Michelin).


MotoGP™ - SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France - Raceguide

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