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Michelin targeting a 21st Le Mans victory

The ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) has published the list of the 60 competitors it has invited to contest this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Michelin, which is unbeaten in the French endurance classic since 1998, is targeting a 21st consecutive victory this time around, and its 27th in total since the race was first organised in 1923.

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Porsche LMP Team hands Michelin its 20th straight Le Mans win!

The 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours saw Michelin extend its uninterrupted winning record in La Sarthe to 20 outright victories since 1998. It was assisted in its quest by the dogged determination of the N°2 Porsche crew (Bernhard/Bamber/Hartley) who fought back from an early technical issue to scoop the coveted trophy with an hour to go. Along with the N°8 Toyota, which finished back in ninth spot, the German machine was one of only two LMP1-H prototypes to reach the flag after disaster struck the class’s other three factory entries. Michelin’s successful weekend was compounded by a one-two-three finish in LM GTE Am in association with Ferrari, plus a double podium in LM GTE Pro.

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Le Mans 2017: Michelin’s 20th Le Mans consecutive victory in numbers

Michelin won the Le Mans 24 Hours for the 20th straight year and for the third year in a row in association with Porsche after posting the fastest ever lap of the French circuit with Toyota.

 

20...

Michelin scored its 20th straight Le Mans victory on June 18, 2017

 46...

The number of different drivers who have won Le Mans on Michelin rubber since 1923

251.88...

The average speed (in kph) of the N°7 Toyota/Michelin during Kobayashi’s pole-winning lap in qualifying

 56...

The position in which the 2017 Le Mans-winning Porsche/Michelin (N°2) re-joined the race after spending 1h5m in its garage early on

5,001.23

The total distance covered by the winning Porsche/Michelin (N°2)

166...

The number of laps the N°1 Porsche/Michelin spent in the lead

 27...

The number of ‘Slow Zone’ periods

10...

The number of sets of Michelin slicks used by the winning Porsche

 655

The distance (km) covered by a single set of Michelin tyres on the N°17 Ligier (48 laps)

340.2

The highest speed (in kph) reached during the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours (N°4 Enso CLM P1/01/Michelin)

241...

The number of laps spent by the LM GTE Am-winning N°84 Ferrari in first place in its class

10...

The number of different cars that topped the LM GTE Pro order at Le Mans this year

27...

The lowest track temperature (°C) recorded during the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours (highest track temperature: 39°C)

2,450...

The number of Michelin tyres used during race week and the official pre-race Test Day

1...

The number of sets of Michelin intermediate tyres used (formation lap, N°17 Ligier)!

13,000...

The number of Michelin caps handed out in the circuit’s spectator ‘Village’

900...

The number of meals served to Michelin staff during Le Mans week

6,138...

The number wheel rotations during the N°7 Toyota/Michelin’s record-breaking lap of Le Mans during qualifying

FIA WRC

Thierry Neuville takes Portugal win

After his success in snowy Sweden in February, Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin) was first past the post again at the end of the weekend’s Rally de Portugal. The Belgian, who has gone to the top of the provisional 2018 Drivers’ standings, was joined on the podium by Ford M-Sport/Michelin’s Elfyn Evans and Teemu Suninen.

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MotoGP: Marc Márquez takes Le Mans spoils

The winner of Sunday’s HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France (Round 5 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship) at Le Mans-Bugatti was Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team). Danilo Petrucci (Alma Pramac Racing) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) were second and third.

FIA Formula E

One-two glory for Audi/Michelin in Berlin

Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler marched to a one-two triumph on home soil thanks to Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi. Third place for Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah) has taken the Frenchman even further clear at the top of the Drivers’ points table with only three more races to come.

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FIA WRC - Vodafone Rally de Portugal - Racecard (EN)

All you need to know about the Rally de Portugal with our racecard.Click on the photo to download it.

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