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MotoGP™ - Danilo Petrucci earns maiden MotoGPTM victory at Mugello

Danilo Petrucci claimed the first premier-class win of his career at his home race on an Italian bike. The Ducati Team rider earned rapturous applause from the local fans when he was first across the line at Mugello, home of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship’s sixth round. Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Petrucci’s team-mate Andrea Dovizioso were second and third. The performance of Michelin’s latest-generation MotoGPTM tyres contributed to the tumbling of several records.  

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MotoGP™ - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley - Racecard

All you need to know about the Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley, 6th round of the MotoGP championship. Click on the photo to download the racecard.

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MotoGP™: Dovizioso (Ducati Team / Michelin) takes home spoils at Misano

The GP Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Round 13 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship, saw Andrea Dovizioso claim his 11th premier class win. The Ducati Team / Michelin rider was joined on the podium by Marc Márquez (2nd, Repsol Honda Team / Michelin) and Cal Crutchlow (3rd, LCR Honda / Michelin).

Dovizioso got away well from fourth on the grid to appear in second place on the first of the afternoon’s 27 laps, tucked in just behind Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team / Michelin) who had qualified on pole with an effort of 1m31.629s.

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On Lap 6, racing on medium-compound MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear, Dovizioso eventually found a way past his team-mate who had opted for the same tyre pairing.

The Italian then took advantage of the scrap for second spot that opposed Lorenzo and Márquez to post a sequence of quick laps and pull clear of his chasers. Ninth time around, he established a new race lap record for the track (1m32.678s) to improve on the previous best held by Dani Pedrosa (1m32.979s). Lorenzo (1m32.849s) and Márquez (1m32.891s) both also bettered the Repsol Honda Team / Michelin rider’s benchmark.

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On Lap 26, while running second, Lorenzo fell just in front of Márquez to take any remaining pressure off Dovizioso who beat the latter over the line by a margin of 2.8 seconds.

Running on hard and medium MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear, the Spaniard never appeared to be able to challenge for the race win, but he happily pocketed the points that rewarded second place to go further clear at the top of the provisional Riders’ standings.

Cal Crutchlow was third (and best-placed Independent Team Rider), more than seven seconds adrift.

Alex Rins (Ecstar Suzuki / Michelin) was fourth, ahead of Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP / Michelin) and Pedrosa.

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP / Michelin) failed to finish higher than seventh on home soil, while Andrea Iannone (Ecstar Suzuki / Michelin), Alvaro Bautista (Angel Nieto Team / Michelin) and Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3 / Michelin) rounded out the day’s top 10.

The Italian race saw the field opt for six different tyre combinations:

-        3 riders on soft/soft (front/rear)

-        1 rider on soft/medium

-        5 riders on medium/medium

-        11 riders on medium/soft

-        5 riders on hard/medium

-        1 rider on hard/hard

Márquez’s lead in the title chase now stands at 67 points. Dovizioso has moved into second place on 154 points, tailed by Rossi (151 points).

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Next race: Aragon, Spain (September 21-23).

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2019 LE MANS 24 HOURS - Long-lasting performance to the line, with Michelin…

This year, as always, Michelin’s mission at Le Mans is to provide the drivers of the 53 cars competing on its tyres with superior grip and long-lasting performance as it bids to extend the unbeaten spell it has enjoyed in the endurance racing classic since 1998. Meanwhile, Michelin is busy working on mobility for the future in association with the fuel cell-powered GreenGT prototype which will perform a parade lap of the French circuit. 

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Michelin’s first test of 2019 at Le Mans

The pre-Le Mans 24 Hours test day is the only opportunity teams get to test at the famous 13.626-kilometre track ahead of race-week itself. Unsurprisingly, Sunday’s order was dominated by the Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050 Hybrids.

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Portugal glory for Toyota/Michelin

Twenty-five years after their last win together on the event as a WRC round*, Toyota and Michelin claimed the top prize at this year’s Rally de Portugal thanks to Ott Tänak. Second and third were Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin) and Sébastien Ogier (Citroën/Michelin). With half of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship completed, Ogier tops the Provisional Drivers’ standings, two and ten points clear of his Estonian and Belgian rivals respectively. The new Skoda Fabia R5 Evo/Michelin got its career of to a flying start with a one-two finish in WRC2 Pro thanks to Kalle Rovanperä and Jan Kopecky.

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FIA WRC - Vodafone Rally de Portugal - Racecard

All you need to know abou the Vodafone Rally de Portugal, 7th round of World Rally Championship (WRC).Click on the photo to download the racecard.

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