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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.



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


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


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


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


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


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


The number of ‘Slow Zone’ periods


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 Formula E

Daniel Abt claims maiden Formula E success

Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin) notched up the first Formula E victory of his career at Saturday’s Mexico City E-Prix. The German was joined on the podium by Oliver Turvey (2nd, NextEv NIO Sport/Michelin) and Sébastien Buemi (3rd, Renault e.dams/Michelin). 


Sweden revenge for ice-cool Neuville

After cruelly missing out on last year’s Rally Sweden win, Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin) bounced back this week to win the 66th running of the winter classic, ahead of Craig Breen (Citroën C3 WRC/Michelin) and team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen. World champion Sébastien Ogier (Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin) was penalised by his running order and could manage no better than 10th at the flag.


MotoGP: Michelin® to partner the 2018 Australian Grand Prix

For the third year running, Michelin will be the title sponsor of the Australian Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island (October 26-28) promises to be one of the most spectacular races of the season.

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