FIA Formula E

Di Grassi and Renault e.dams secure 2016/2017 Formula E titles

The last meeting of the 2016/2017 Formula E Championship saw Brazil’s Lucas di Grassi (Abt-Schaeffler Audi Sport) and Renault-e.dams/Michelin clinch the Drivers’ and Teams’ titles in Montreal, Canada.

FIA Formula E

New York glory for DS Virgin!

The weekend’s two Formula E races in New York City were won by DS Virgin Racing/Michelin’s Sam Bird, which means the 2016/2017 Drivers’ and Teams’ titles will now go down to the wire at the season’s finale in Montreal, Canada, in two weeks’ time.

FIA Formula E

Buenos Aires ePrix: Buemi’s hat-trick

Saturday’s Buenos Aires ePrix saw Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) follow up his recent successes in Hong Kong and Marrakech with his third win on the trot, ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah) and Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport).

FIA Formula E Championship action resumed this weekend with a visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, which hosted the all-electric series for the third time.

With the track temperature standing at 35°C, pole-winner di Grassi got away to a strong start before being overhauled first by Jean-Eric Vergne on Lap 3, then by Sébastien Buemi moments later.

The reigning champion gradually extended his lead up to the mid-race car swaps, before stabilising the gap to take the chequered flag in first place and extend his lead in the provisional 2016/2017 Drivers’ standings.

Vergne secured his best result of the season by claiming second spot, ahead of di Grassi. The Brazilian fought back during the second half of the race after relinquishing his podium footing during the car changes. He found a way back past Nicolas Prost (Renault e.dams) on Lap 24.

Nelson Piquet Jr (NextEV NIO) rounded out the top five, chased by Loïc Duval (Faraday Future Dragon Racing) who started from 14th on the grid. The day’s fastest race lap (1m9.467s) was the work of Felix Rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing) in the closing stages, while Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing) crashed into a wall.

The Michelin Pilot Sport EV2 provided further evidence of its potential and durability around what stands out as one of the fastest circuits of the campaign (average speed: 120.3kph). Both the pole-winning lap and fastest race lap were faster compared with 2016.

Next round: Mexico City (Mexico), April 1.

MOTOGP™

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. 

FIA WRC

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. 

MOTOGP™

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. 

MOTOGP™

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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