MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Márquez takes assertive Austin win

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) was in unbeatable form at the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas – Round 15 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship – at the notoriously bumpy Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The Spaniard was followed over the line by Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) who made it three different bikemakers on the podium in another display of the MICHELIN Power tire range’s exceptional versatility.  

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Maiden MotoGPTM win for Bagnaia and Michelin’s 460th!

The Gran Premio TISSOT de Aragón (Round 13 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship) saw Lenovo Ducati Team’s Francesco Bagnaia collect the first win of his career at this level. Second and third at Aragon were Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) and defending champ Joan Mir (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR), while four different Michelin-equipped bikemakers filled the top four places as more records tumbled at the exacting Spanish circuit. 

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MotoGP™: Bagnaia wins on home soil as Michelin helps more records tumble

Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) scored his second victory in as many weekends by winning the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Round 14 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Italian was joined on the podium by Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and rookie Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama), while the MICHELIN Power Slick range contributed to new track-lap, race-lap and shortest race-duration records for Misano.

 

After collecting his first premier class win last Sunday at Aragon, Spain, Bagnaia succeeded in making it two in a row at Misano.

The Ducati rider got away to a flying start from pole position and, aided by the outstanding warm-up performance of his hard and soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear, soon pulled out a gap over his pursuers. With a third of the 27-lap race completed, the margin stood at 2.5 seconds.

Meanwhile, Quartararo took advantage of the grip and consistency of his hard and medium MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear to find a way past Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) into second spot on Lap 14.

The championship leader went on to establish contact with the day’s eventual winner in the closing laps, but Bagnaia defended strongly to not only take the win but also shave 7.5 seconds off the previous shortest race-duration record for the circuit.

Third place went to the surprising Bastianini who posted the best result of his fledgling MotoGPTM career to date after climbing from 12th on the grid, clocking the fastest race lap (1m32.242s) in the process on Lap 17.

The day’s top six was rounded out by Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), Miller and Joan Mir (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR).

The complete MICHELIN Power Slick and Rain range was used in Misano where Michelin contributed to new track-lap (1m31.065s/Bagnaia), race-lap and shortest race-duration records. Four of the six available slicks were chosen for the grand prix, with two different combinations finishing in the top-three to provide yet another example of the range’s versatility.

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Quartararo continues to top the provisional Riders’ standings on 234 points, 48 and 67 points clear of Bagnaia and Mir with four rounds remaining.

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The program also included the last two rounds of the 2021 FIM Enel MotoETM World Cup. Saturday’s race was won by Jordi Torres, but the HP Pons 40 rider fell on the last lap of the second clash, handing first place to Matteo Ferrari (Indonesian E-Racing Gresini Moto). However, that didn’t prevent Torres from claiming the crown for the second year running to conclude a successful season for the latest-generation MICHELIN Power MotoETM tires which stand out through the fact that the proportion of sustainable materials they contain amounts to 33 percent (front) and 40 percent (rear).

Next round: Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, Austin, Texas, USA (October 1-3).

24H du Mans

Toyota Hypercar takes Michelin’s Le Mans score to 24 wins in a row!

Michelin has extended its winning streak to a record-breaking 24 straight victories at Le Mans after Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José-Maria Lopez scored their first and Toyota Gazoo Racing’s fourth victory in the world-famous endurance race. The trio’s N°7 GR0101-Hybrid spearheaded an emphatic one-two finish for the Japanese make to celebrate the beginning of the exciting new Hypercar era in La Sarthe. Third-placed Alpine joined in the podium festivities, while newcomer Glickenhaus Racing completed the distance in fourth and fifth places. Michelin’s successful run in LMGTE continued, too, with AF Corse-tended Ferraris dominating both the Pro and Am classes.

24H du Mans

First pole of Le Mans Hypercar era for Toyota/Michelin

A perfect lap during this evening’s Hyperpole shootout saw Kamui Kobayashi put Toyota and Michelin at the front of the grid for Saturday’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The N°7 GR010-Hybrid (Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez) claimed the team’s fifth pole in a row and the first of the new Hypercar era. The N°8 sister car was second, ahead of the N°36 Alpine and N°708 Glickenhaus. The five Hypercar prototypes were covered by just three seconds. Porsche/Michelin clinched both the LMGTE Pro and Am poles.

FIA Formula E

De Vries and Mercedes clinch Formula E’s 2021 world crowns with Michelin

As one of Formula E’s founding partners, Michelin is proud to have been associated with Nyck de Vries and Mercedes-EQ FE Team, winners of the all-electric competition’s first world crowns. Along with the titles it has harvested in Formula 1, rallying and endurance racing, Michelin can claim to have secured titles in every one of the FIA’s motorsport world championships. The winners of the weekend’s two Berlin races were Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) and Norman Nato (RoKit Venturi Racing).

24H du Mans

Michelin’s new Hypercar-generation tires ready for Le Mans debut

Having triumphed at Le Mans with a variety of petrol, diesel and hybrid prototypes over the past 20 or so years, Michelin is poised to kick off a new era as the famous French circuit prepares to host the latest-generation Hypercars equipped with an all-new range of specific MICHELIN Pilot Sport tires.

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