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Cassidy and Da Costa on top in the Big Apple

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV helped Nick Cassidy (Envision Racing) and Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah) to claim the season’s two New York City E-Prix in mixed weather.  

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Mortara (Venturi/Michelin) takes Marrakech win

Saturday’s Marrakech E-Prix was won by Edoardo Mortara after an assertive display that was aided by the consistency and longevity of his MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV tires. The Venturi/Michelin driver was joined on the podium by Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah/Michelin) and Mitch Evans (Jaguar/Michelin).

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Dennis and di Grassi in ExCeLlent form in London

Briton Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti Formula E) and Brazil’s Lucas di Grassi (RoKit Venturi Racing) took advantage of the performance and longevity of Michelin’s Pilot Sport EV Formula E tire to win the two London E-Prix, while Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes EQ FE Team) took a step closer to the 2022 title.

 

The drivers had an allocation of just three sets of tires for the weekend’s three practice sessions, two qualifying runs and brace of races at the 2.141-kilometer ExCeL Circuit but still benefited from the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV’s fast warm-up performance during the shoot-outs for pole position, as well as from its consistency and longevity during both e-prix. Indeed, lap times were consistent on Saturday and Sunday, on fresh and part-worn tires alike.

“The drivers needed complete confidence in their tires around this unique, bumpy track which was also extremely abrasive surface through its indoor portion. Flawless grip and traction were essential both inside and outside the ExCeL London complex,” reports Mirko Pirracchio, the manager of Michelin Motorsport’s Formula E program.

Home star Dennis came close to winning both London E-Prix, the first of which saw the Avalanche Andretti/Michelin driver claim pole position, the fastest race-lap and victory. He went on to qualify on pole for Sunday’s race, too, but was beaten over the line by di Grassi whose smart Attack Mode strategy helped him to notch up his 13th Formula E success and equal the record of Sébastien Buemi. Nick Cassidy (Envision Racing) clocked the afternoon’s fastest time on the 29th of the 38 laps to provide further evidence of the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV’s longevity.

Second and fourth place for Vandoorne on Saturday and Sunday respectively enabled the Belgian to close in on the 2022 Drivers’ title ahead of the season’s last two rounds in Seoul, South Korea, on August 13-14.

 

London E-Prix 1 – Final Positions:

  1. Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti FE), 37 laps
  2. Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes EQ FE Team), +2.223s
  3. Nick Cassidy (Envision Racing), +12.663s
  4. Oliver Askew (Avalanche Andretti FE), +14.904s
  5. Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing), +17.128s

Etc.

 

London E-Prix 2 – Final Positions:

  1. Lucas di Grassi (RoKit Venturi Racing), 38 laps
  2. Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti FE), +3.191s
  3. Nyck de Vries (Mercedes EQ FE Team), +4.508s
  4. Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes EQ FE Team), +10.358s
  5. Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah), +13.946s

Etc.

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Alpine and Michelin victorious at Monza

Bouncing back from a challenging Le Mans 24 Hours, the Michelin-shod Alpine A480 shared by Nicolas Lapierre, Matthieu Vaxivière and André Negrão returned to its winning ways at the 6 Hours of Monza today (July 10). The French outfit beat the two similarly-tired Toyota GR010 Hybrid entries to the top step of the podium. On its eagerly-anticipated return to endurance racing, Peugeot showcased its potential on Michelin rubber. The N°64 Michelin-equipped Corvette prevailed in LMGTE Pro, with the N°77 Michelin-tired Porsche taking top spot in LMGTE Am.

Michelin’s sustainable racing tire makes Goodwood appearance

After attending early-June’s Le Mans 24 Hours, Michelin’s new racing tire made from 53 percent sustainable materials was out again at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 23-26) on both the fuel-cell electric H24 prototype and the Porsche GT4 ePerformance which was making its maiden public airing.

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MotoGP™: more Michelin records tumble as Bagnaia wins at Assen

Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) returned to his winning ways with victory at the Motul TT Assen, Round 11 of the 2022 MotoGPTM World Championship. Second and third were Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) and Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing) who made it three different bikemakers and the same number of MICHELIN Power Slicks pairings on the podium. The French tires reveled in the weekend’s changeable conditions to establish new track-lap, race-lap and shortest-distance benchmarks for the Dutch venue.  

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MotoGP™: Quartararo’s Germany tire gamble pays dividends!

Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) claimed his second MotoGPTM victory in a row when the 2022 World Championship traveled to the Sachsenring for Round 10 – the Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. The defending champion’s decision to run the medium MICHELIN Power Slick at the rear in spite of the hot weather paid off handsomely, helping him to finish five seconds clear of Johann Zarco (2nd, Prima Pramac Racing) and Jack Miller (3rd, Ducati Lenovo Team).  

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