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.  


MotoGP™: Misano glory for Márquez as Quartararo clinches the 2021 title

The Gran Premio Nolan del Made in Italy e dell'Emilia-Romagna was won by Marc Márquez, ahead of his Repsol Honda Team team-mate Pol Espargaro and Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama). Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) completed Round 16 of the MotoGPTM World Championship at Misano, Italy, in fourth place to make sure of the 2021 Riders’ crown, Michelin’s 32nd in motorcycle racing’s premier series since 1973.


MotoGP™: Bagnaia claims assertive win in the Algarve

The Grande Prémio Brembo do Algarve – the 17th and penultimate round of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship – was won by Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team). The race was red-flagged two laps from the end, with Joan Mir (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) and the winner’s team-mate Jack Miller in second and third places. It was another successful weekend for Michelin whose tires helped Bagnaia to establish a new track lap record (1m38.725s) in qualifying.


After securing his fifth pole position in a row, and his sixth of the campaign, Bagnaia started the Portuguese race on medium MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear and held the lead from lights-out to the finish.

The outstanding grip delivered by his rubber allowed him to post a string of quick, consistent times that saw him pull clear of Mir. The Ducati rider clocked the vast majority of his laps in less than 1m39s and he was some 2.5s clear of his Suzuki rival when the race was halted with two laps to go due to a collision between Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Iker Lecuona (Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing).

Miller came out on top in his scrap with Alex Marquez (LCR Honda) for the third step of the podium to take Ducati’s score for the year to 21 top-three placings en route to the 2021 world title.

Marquez and Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) rounded out the top five which featured four different bikemakers, another illustration of the versatility Michelin’s tires have showcased this season.


The MICHELIN Power Slick effectively proved strong at the Portuguese venue where three different “specs” were chosen for Sunday afternoon’s grand prix, with all the riders opting for the medium front, combined with either the medium or hard rear.

The recently-crowned champion Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) fell and failed to finish for the first time this year. Bagnaia is confirmed as this season’s vice-champion, while bronze for Mir means that three different makes figure on the year’s rostrum.

Last round: Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain (November 12-14).

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.

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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.

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.  

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