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. 

Enduro: Renet strong leader in the E2

Second round of the Nordic trip, the Grand Prix of Sweden was one of the toughest one of the season, with long and demanding special test sessions. Except Pierre Alexandre Renet (Husqvarna Michelin) no riders were able to secure a double win in Sweden, and there’s an important change in the E3 class as Matthew Phillips (KTM) is the new leader of the series.

Once more after Finland, Christophe Nambotin (KTM) and Eero Remes (TM) got similar results in Sweden, sharing the first two places far away from their rivals. The situation remains the same in the series with a difference of 37 points between them, but Remes is now second in the standings. Cristobal Guerrero (KTM) and Jeremy Tarroux (Sherco Michelin) also share the third and fourth positions; Guerrero is now third in the standings, while Tarroux is closer to his teammate Anthony Boissière sixth and seventh in Sweden.

Meo in a French hospital after his accident last weekend, Pierre Alexandre Renet kept all his motivation to grab an important double win which allowed him to have a strong lead in the series. Unbeatable on Saturday as he beats Johnny Aubert (Beta Michelin) and Alex Salvini (Honda) by nearly two and three minutes, the Frenchman was not as strong on Sunday but beats Aubert by half a minute. Twice third ahead of Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco Michelin), Cervantes lost again points over the Frenchies.

Racing with the pain on Saturday to save crucial points, Ivan Cervantes (KTM) was forced to retire on Sunday with his painful ankle and lost the leadership of the category. It’s his teammate Matthew Phillips (KTM) who is the new leader; winner on Saturday, the Australian was not as strong on Sunday as he finished third behind Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna Michelin) and Matti Seistola (Sherco Michelin). The Frenchman did his best GP with a second position and a win, while the Finn recovered from a bad Saturday.

In the junior class the battle between teammates Daniel McCanney and Giacomo Redondi (Beta Michelin) never stopped; the Brit beats the Italian on Saturday, and on Sunday it was the opposite. The script was similar for the third and fourth spots, between teammates Loic Larrieu and Jamie McCanney (Husqvarna Michelin).

The WEC enters now a long break after the cancelation of the Mexican round, and the series will be back in action in Italy on August 2nd and 3rd.

Provisional standings after GP5.

E1 : 1.Nambotin (FRA, KTM), 191 ; 2.Remes (FIN, TM), 154 ; 3.Guerrero (SPA, KTM), 146 ; 4.Boissière (FRA, Sherco Michelin), 121 ; 5.Tarroux (FRA, Sherco), 119 ; 6.Betriu (SPA, Husqvarna Michelin), 96 ; 7.Oldrati (ITA, Husqvarna Michelin), 71 ; etc …

E2 : 1.Renet (FRA, Husqvarna Michelin), 186 ; 2.Aubert (FRA, Beta Michelin), 152 ; 3.Salvini (ITA, Honda), 128 ; 4. Meo (FRA, KTM), 114 ; 5.Santolino (SPA, Sherco Michelin), 110 ; 6.Mena (SPA, Beta Michelin), 87 ; etc…

E3 : 1.Phillips (AUS, KTM), 174 ; 2.Cervantes (SPA, KTM), 155 ; 3.Bellino (FRA, Husqvarna Michelin), 148 ; 4.Seistola (FIN, Sherco Michelin), 127 ; 5.Correia (POR, Beta Michelin), 118 ; 6.Joly (FRA, KTM Michelin), 97 ; etc…

Juniors : 1.McCanney Daniel (GBR, Beta Michelin), 189 ; 2.Redondi (ITA, Beta Michelin), 167 ; 3.Larrieu (FRA, Husqvarna Michelin), 154; 4.McCanney Jamie (GBR, Husqvarna Michelin), 96 ; 5.Mori (ITA, KTM), 74 ; etc…

MOTOGP™

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™

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.  

FIA WRC

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™

MotoGP™ - SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France - Raceguide

Michelin is in its homeland as Le Mans plays host to the next round of MotoGP™ and the final rounds of MotoE™ at the SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France.Clic on the photo to download our raceguide

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