MOTOGP™

Torres takes advantage of the superior performance of the current, more environmentally-respectful MICHELIN Power Slick MotoE range to claim the 2020 FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup

Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40) laid the foundations for his 2020 MotoE™ title by winning the first of the two races at the weekend’s SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France. The season’s final clash was won by Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE). 

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Petrucci wins at Le Mans aided by the exceptional grip delivered by his MICHELIN Power Rain tyres

The 2020 SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France – Round 10 of the MotoGPTM World Championship – was won by Ducati Team’s Danilo Petrucci, ahead of Alex Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Racing Factory). The outstanding grip provided by the MICHELIN Power Rain as heavy rain swept over Le Mans-Bugatti was acclaimed by all the teams. Three different makes featured on the podium, while Frenchman Fabio Quartararo continues to top the provisional Riders’ standings.  

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Crutchlow takes superb win in Australia

Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) scored his second victory of the year at Sunday’s MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Round 16 of the 2016 MotoGPTM World Championship. Second and third at Phillip Island were Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar).

The opening lap saw Cal Crutchlow slip to fourth from second on the grid, but he fought back to recover his start position behind pole-winner Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) by Lap 6.

Racing on the hard- and medium-compound versions of the MICHELIN Power Slick front and rear, the Briton inherited top spot on Lap 10 when Marquez fell while comfortably leading by more than three seconds. The error forced the recently-crowned world champion into his first retirement of the season.

A series of fast laps then enabled Crutchlow to pull out a winning margin of four seconds at the chequered flag and claim his second win of the year after the first at Brno, Czech Republic.

After qualifying a lowly 15th on the grid, Rossi staged a magnificent comeback to salvage the afternoon’s silver medal.

Maverick Viñales came out on top in his scrap for third place with Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team). The fight also involved Aleix Espargaró (Team Suzuki Ecstar) who had a footing on the podium when he fell with five laps remaining.

Front-row starter Pol Espargaró (Monster Yamaha Tech3) did his best to stay in contention but lost ground gradually to end up fifth, ahead of Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who had started from 12th place.

Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Yakhnich), Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3), Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Yakhnich) and Jack Miller (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) rounded out the top 10.

In the championship standings, the 2016 champ Marc Marquez failed to add to his tally. Valentino Rossi is now 24 points clear of third-placed Jorge Lorenzo, while Maverick Viñales has closed to within 11 points of the Majorcan and senses that a top-three finish to the year is not out of the question.

Next round: Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang (October 28-30).

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FIA WRC

1-2 glory for Hyundai/Michelin in Sardinia

Spain’s Dani Sordo collected his second straight Rally Italia Sardegna victory, heading home fellow Hyundai i20 WRC/Michelin runner Thierry Neuville and Sébastien Ogier (Toyota/Michelin).

FIA WEC

The Michelin Pilot Sport range triumphs at the Nürburgring

Michelin and its partner BMW chalked up their 20th Nürburgring 24 Hours wins at the weekend thanks to the N°99 M6 GT3. The Sims/Catsburg/Yelloly car overcame horrendous weather in Germany’s Eifel Mountains to finish clear of eight other Michelin Pilot Sport-equipped GT3s.

24H du Mans

A shower of records for Michelin at Le Mans

Scoring a 23rd consecutive victory at September’s Le Mans 24 Hours wasn’t the only new benchmark Michelin established in La Sarthe this year…

FIA WEC

Michelin targeting 20th Nürburgring win

Less than a week after claiming its 29th victory at Le Mans, Michelin will be looking to showcase the Performance-Made-To-Last qualities of the Michelin Pilot Sport range of tyres yet again when the 2020 Nürburgring 24 Hours gets under way at Germany’s infamous Nordschleife on Saturday.

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