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MotoGP™: more Michelin records tumble as Bagnaia wins at Assen

Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) returned to his winning ways with victory at the Motul TT Assen, Round 11 of the 2022 MotoGPTM World Championship. Second and third were Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) and Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing) who made it three different bikemakers and the same number of MICHELIN Power Slicks pairings on the podium. The French tires reveled in the weekend’s changeable conditions to establish new track-lap, race-lap and shortest-distance benchmarks for the Dutch venue.  

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MotoGP™: Quartararo’s Germany tire gamble pays dividends!

Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) claimed his second MotoGPTM victory in a row when the 2022 World Championship traveled to the Sachsenring for Round 10 – the Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. The defending champion’s decision to run the medium MICHELIN Power Slick at the rear in spite of the hot weather paid off handsomely, helping him to finish five seconds clear of Johann Zarco (2nd, Prima Pramac Racing) and Jack Miller (3rd, Ducati Lenovo Team).  

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MotoGP™: Bagnaia on top as more records tumble for Michelin at Silverstone

The Monster Energy British Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2022 World Championship, marked the return of MotoGPTM action after the summer break. Michelin hit the ground running to contribute to new fastest lap, fastest race-lap and shortest race-duration records for Silverstone with tree different riders and provide yet another illustration of the MICHELIN Power range’s outstanding versatility. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) picked up the day’s win, ahead of Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing Team) and Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team).

 

After posting a new track-lap record (1m57.767s) on his way to claiming pole position, it was Johann Zarco (Prima Pramac Racing) who set the early pace at Silverstone, before Miller and Rins (ECSTAR Suzuki Team) took turns in front.

Bagnaia took advantage of the grip and consistency of his medium and hard Power Slicks front and rear to challenge for the lead around the halfway mark and he eventually succeeded in taking control on the twelfth of the race’s 20 laps. Clearly confident in his tire choice, the Italian shrugged off late pressure from Viñales to become the eighth different winner at the British venue in as many years.

Viñales went on to collect his second podium-finish in a row after Assen, chased by third-placed Miller who had opted for the soft front MICHELIN Power.

Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP) fought his way up the field in spectacular fashion to salvage fourth, ahead of Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing).

Alex Rins clocked a new race-lap record for Silverstone (1m59.346s) on his way to sixth at the flag, while Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) rounded out the day’s top eight.

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On the tire front, nine different riders beat the venue’s former track record in qualifying, while 11 riders bettered the previous race-lap benchmark and Bagnaia shaved 2.539 seconds off the race-duration record for the British GP.

Quartararo continues to top the championship order on 180 points, 22 and 49 units clear respectively of Aleix Espargaro (9th, Aprilia Racing Team) and Bagnaia.

Next round: CryptoDATA Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, Red Bull Ring, Austria (August 19-21).

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Dennis and di Grassi in ExCeLlent form in London

Briton Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti Formula E) and Brazil’s Lucas di Grassi (RoKit Venturi Racing) took advantage of the performance and longevity of Michelin’s Pilot Sport EV Formula E tire to win the two London E-Prix, while Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes EQ FE Team) took a step closer to the 2022 title. 

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Cassidy and Da Costa on top in the Big Apple

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV helped Nick Cassidy (Envision Racing) and Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah) to claim the season’s two New York City E-Prix in mixed weather.  

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Alpine and Michelin victorious at Monza

Bouncing back from a challenging Le Mans 24 Hours, the Michelin-shod Alpine A480 shared by Nicolas Lapierre, Matthieu Vaxivière and André Negrão returned to its winning ways at the 6 Hours of Monza today (July 10). The French outfit beat the two similarly-tired Toyota GR010 Hybrid entries to the top step of the podium. On its eagerly-anticipated return to endurance racing, Peugeot showcased its potential on Michelin rubber. The N°64 Michelin-equipped Corvette prevailed in LMGTE Pro, with the N°77 Michelin-tired Porsche taking top spot in LMGTE Am.

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Mortara (Venturi/Michelin) takes Marrakech win

Saturday’s Marrakech E-Prix was won by Edoardo Mortara after an assertive display that was aided by the consistency and longevity of his MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV tires. The Venturi/Michelin driver was joined on the podium by Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah/Michelin) and Mitch Evans (Jaguar/Michelin).

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