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MotoGP™: Quartararo wins as Michelin posts more records at Assen

Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) took his fourth win of the 2021 MotoGPTM campaign at Round 9, the Motul TT Assen. The championship leader finished clear of team-mate Maverick Viñales and the outgoing champ Joan Mir (Team SUZUKI ECSTA). The grip and consistency of the MICHELIN Power Slick range contributed to the establishment of new track-lap, fastest race-lap and race-duration records for the Dutch venue.  

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MotoGP™: Márquez back on top in Germany!

Multiple world champion Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) resumed his winning ways with victory in the Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, Round 8 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship. Second and third were Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) who made it three different bikemakers on the Sachsenring podium to provide further evidence of the MICHELIN Power Slick range’s versatility. 

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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 Formula E

Brits rule in London on Michelin rubber

The 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s London races were won by Britons Jake Dennis (BMW I Andretti Motorsport) and Alex Lynn (Mahindra Racing). The last appearance of the all-electric competition’s MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV-equipped cars this season will be the finale in Berlin, Germany, on August 14-15.

FIA WEC

Monza glory for Toyota/Michelin

The 6 Hours of Monza – Round 3 of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship – was won by the MICHELIN Pilot Sport-equipped N°7 Toyota GR010 Hybrid of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez. The Italian fixture was the last race before this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours on August 21-22.

FIA Formula E

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV takes bite out of the Big Apple

The traction performance delivered by the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV Formula E tire helped Germany’s Maximilian Günther (BMW I Andretti Motorsport) and Sam Bird (Jaguar Racing) to claim the weekend’s two New York E-Prix at Brooklyn’s riverside circuit.

FIA WEC

From virtual to reality

Michelin Motorsport, Clermont-Ferrand, France – February, 2020: On completion of the design phase, a digital version of the MICHELIN Pilot Sport for endurance racing’s new Hypercar class was produced for the purpose of simulator testing, ahead of the real thing’s manufacture and eventual sign-off a few months later.

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