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. 

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Marquez seals 2017 title as Pedrosa earns Valencia win

The 18th and final round of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship – the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana (30 laps) – was won by Dani Pedrosa. Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and the new world champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) were second and third. 

MOTOGP™

FIM Moto-e World Cup to race with Michelin

French tyre manufacturer to supply innovative electric motorcycle series, which begins in 2019

Dorna is thrilled to announce Michelin as the official tyre supplier for the upcoming FIM Moto-e World Cup, which begins in 2019. The supplier for the premier class of Grand Prix racing, MotoGP™, Michelin are the perfect collaborator for the new Moto-e World Cup as high-octane racing meets zero emissions.

Michelin, based in Clermont-Ferrand in France, joined MotoGP™ as sole tyre supplier in 2016. Since then, the premier class has enjoyed two of the most spectacular seasons ever, setting a high benchmark in the world of two-wheeled motorsport. Now adding the FIM Moto-e World Cup to their impressive racing portfolio, the French marque are sure to provide excellence, expertise and experience once again - as well as the vision and innovation necessary for this exciting new series.

Pascal Couasnon, Motorsport Director at Michelin, says: "For as long as Michelin has existed, the projects in which it has been involved have sought to take mobility forward, while making it safer, more economical and more respectful of the planet. Progress needs all the stakeholders to innovate, not only on the technological front but also in terms of their vision. As motorcycle racing’s first all-electric competition, the FIM Moto-e World Cup’s creation by the FIM [Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme] and Dorna Sports is a concrete, meaningful move in favour of mobility. For Michelin, it will provide us with an invaluable laboratory for the development of innovations that will go on to feature on our road tyres. We are consequently delighted to be in at the very beginning of this new championship as a technology partner.”

Pau Serracanta, Managing Director - Commercial Area, Dorna, comments: "We are thrilled to extend and strengthen our relationship with Michelin and see them come on board for this new and exciting series. The FIM Moto-e World Cup will be synonymous with innovation and we are sure Michelin are the perfect collaborator with whom to embark on this project. Together we will commit to push forward towards a new age of sustainable but thrilling on-track action."

FIA Formula E

Michelin renews partnership with Formula E as official tyre supplier

Michelin has renewed its partnership as Official Tyre Supplier of the FIA Formula E Championship, continuing to provide innovative high-performance all-weather tyres as part of a multi-year agreement until the end of 2021.

FIA Formula E

Formula E: successful Season 4 starts for Bird and Rosenqvist

Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing/Michelin) and Felix Rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing/Michelin) chalked up the 2017/2018 FIA Formula E Championship’s first two wins in the streets of Hong Kong.

FIA WRC

Neuville claims the 2017 WRC’s final round

The 2017 FIA World Rally Championship came to an end in Australia where Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin) took the final win. The year’s vice-champion was joined on the podium by Ott Tanak (Ford/Michelin) and Hayden Paddon (Hyundai/Michelin).

FIA WEC

Michelin racks up its 50th WEC victory

Victory for the N°8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima at the 6 Hours of Bahrain – final round of the 2017 World Endurance Championship – saw Michelin notch up its 50th FIA WEC success. Porsche concluded its involvement in the series with two cars on the podium, while James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi made sure of the GT Drivers’ title with Ferrari/Michelin.

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