Michelin’s Asian and American travels

Shortly after the opening round of North America’s 2022 endurance racing campaign at Daytona in January, this year’s four-race Asian Le Mans Series took place in the United Arab Emirates. Michelin, a premium partner of the championship, helped Nielsen Racing, CD Sport and Inception Racing to harvest the season’s titles.

Sam Sunderland claims Michelin’s 37th Dakar bike win

The two-wheel category of the 2022 Dakar was won by Sam Sunderland (GasGas Factory Racing) who came out on top after an exceptionally close fight to repeat his victory of 2017. The Briton handed GasGas its maiden success on the event and took Michelin’s score to 37 bike victories.  

Michelin runners monopolize the 2021 ERC podium

The 2021 FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) saw Skoda/Michelin drivers Andreas Mikkelsen, Efren Llanera and Mikolaj Marczyck secure the year’s gold, silver and bronze medals. The series concluded in Spain’s Canary Islands following a fiercely-fought campaign between the different carmakers, drivers and tire firms involved.

Having recently made sure of the 2021 ERC title with one round remaining thanks to a score of two victories and four podium finishes in his Skoda Fabia/Michelin, Norway’s Andreas Mikkelsen chose to sit out the final fixture, leaving his opponents to battle for second place.

Gran Canaria’s twisty stages produced a thrilling scrap between Marczyck and Llanera, with the latter ending up second on the event, behind four-time Rally Islas Canarias victor Alexey Lukyanuk. The result sufficed for the Spaniard to clinch the season’s runner-up honors, as well as the European co-drivers’ crown for his co-driver Sara Fernandez.

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Marczyck completed both the rally and the championship in third place, helped by the allocation of Michelin Pilot Sport A tires he earned for topping the Michelin Talent Factory program which covered the first six rounds of the ERC. “I’m now looking forward to visiting Michelin’s facilities in Clermont-Ferrand [France],” he said after the finish. The trip is also part of his prize, along with discounted prices and technical advice.

This year’s ERC featured a mix of eight dirt and asphalt rounds, with the MICHELIN Pilot Sport A and Latitude Cross customer racing ranges shrugging off stiff competition to claim wins on both types of surface.

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MotoGP™: emotional maiden MotoGPTM success for Bastianini in Qatar

Gresini Racing MotoGP’s Enea Bastianini converted his trust in his MICHELIN Power Slicks into a resounding victory at Round 1 of the 2022 MotoGPTM World Championship in Qatar. The Italian dedicated his first win at this level to his team’s late founder Fausto Gresini. Brad Brinder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda Team) made it three different bikemakers on the podium to provide early evidence of the versatility of Michelin’s 2022 range.  

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Porsche takes Mexico win with Michelin

Michelin and its longstanding partner Porsche claimed an assertive one-two finish in the 2022 Mexico City E-Prix as Pascal Wehrlein scored his maiden ABB FIA Formula E World Championship success ahead of team-mate André Lotterer.

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Diriyah E-Prix: Mercedes and Michelin light up the Saudi sky

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV rose to the various challenges it faced in Diriyah, near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to help defending champ Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ FE Team) and last season’s runner-up Edoardo Mortara (RoKit Venturi Racing) to claim the first two rounds of the 2021/2022 FIA ABB Formula E World Championship.

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Michelin joins Formula E action in Spain

The official pre-season test ahead of the 2021/2022 FIA ABB Formula E World Championship took place on November 29-December 2 at Circuito Ricardo Tormo de Valence, Valencia, Spain, where Michelin once again joined the teams as the competition’s exclusive tire supplier. Season 8 will kick off in Saudi Arabia on January 28-29.

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