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. 

Michelin to support European Rally Championship youngsters

Michelin has joined forces with Eurosport Events , promoter of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC), to organise the ERC-MICHELIN Talent Factory for drivers aged under 28.

With an unrivalled record of 350 wins and 58 titles at WRC level to its name, Michelin has decided to provide support for the FIA European Rally Championship’s youngsters in 2021.

Drivers of Rally2 cars equipped with tyres from its Customer Racing range will benefit from aid in the form of discounted prices, personalised advice and valuable media coverage.

The best-placed driver in the series after the first six rounds (gravel and asphalt) will be given tyres for the closing fixtures, in Hungary and the Canary Islands, while the year’s top-three finishers will be invited to tour Michelin’s factory in Clermont-Ferrand, France, to see how their tyres are made.

Registration for the ERC-MICHELIN Talent Factory is free.
Michelin’s success in the ERC date back to the 1960s and 1970s when Michelin-equipped Porsche 911s and Renault-Alpines notched up victories across the continent. In the 1980s and 1990s, the French firm seamlessly picked up the gauntlet of four-wheel drive to take wins with makes like Lancia and Toyota.

Since the turn of the century, its successful run has continued with successive generations of Peugeot, Renault, Citroën, Fiat-Abarth and Skoda challengers, to name but them.

The famous tyre manufacturer has long recognised rallying’s importance as a high-tech lab for the incubation and development of new technologies. The European Rally Championship continues to play an important role in this process, with Michelin’s Customer Racing products benefiting from the latest innovations to deliver outstanding, long-lasting performance.

2021 ERC-MICHELIN Talent Factory calendar:
1. Azores Rallye, Portugal (May 6-8)
2. Rally Poland, Poland (June 18-20)
3. Rallye Liepäja, Latvia (July 1-3)
4. Rallye di Roma Capitale, Italy (July 23-25)
5. Barum Czech Rally Slin, Czech Republic (August 27-29)
6. Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras, Portugal (September 24-26)


MotoGP™: Qatar glory for Viñales as Michelin plays part in three new records

Sunday’s Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar saw Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) claim the first win of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship, ahead of Johann Zarco (2nd, Pramac Racing) and Francesco Bagnaia (3rd, Ducati Lenovo Team). The grip and consistency provided by the MICHELIN Power Slick made an active contribution to the excitement of the year’s opener which produced new track and race lap records, as well as a new top-speed benchmark.  


New records for Michelin at Sebring

Michelin scooped the top prize at the 2021 12 Hours of Sebring (Florida, USA) which was won by the JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac-DPi-V.R of Frenchmen Loïc Duval, Tristan Vautier and Sébastien Bourdais. Sebring is one of motor racing’s toughest venues for tires and a great track therefore to prepare for the FIA World Endurance Championship which this year kicks off at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on May 1.


Long-lasting performance in Asia too!

The Michelin Pilot Sport range of endurance racing tyres showcased its winning ability in the recent 2021 Asian Le Mans Series which was hosted by the United Arab Emirates. G-Drive Racing claimed the Teams’ and Drivers’ crowns to earn an invitation to contest this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

FIA Formula E

The Michelin Pilot Sport EV lights up the Saudi sky

The Michelin Pilot Sport EV helped Nyck de Vries (Mercedes) and Sam Bird (Jaguar) to win the weekend’s two night-time Formula E e-prix in Diriyah, on the outskirts of Riyad. Michelin was a founding partner of the championship in 2014.

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