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MotoGP™: Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team/Michelin) triumphs in Valencia

After claiming the season’s opener in Qatar, Andrea Dovizioso concluded the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship with victory in Valencia. The Italian was unfazed when the race was red flagged due to heavy rain and he went on to finish clear of Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR/Michelin) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing/Michelin).   

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MotoGP™ - Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana - Racecard

All you need to know about the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, last round of the season and our tyre allocation.Click on the photo to download the racecard.

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MotoGP™: Dovizioso heads Ducati Team/Michelin 1-2 finish at Brno

The Monster Energy Grand Prix České Republiky, Round 10 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship, was won by Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team/Michelin). The pole-winner was joined on the podium at Brno, Czech Republic, by team-mate Jorge Lorenzo and the championship pace-setter Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team/Michelin).

 

Running on hard MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear, Dovizioso won what turned out to be a thrilling race by a margin of only 178-thousandths of a second over team-mate Lorenzo. Third-pace Marquez crossed the line just 0.368s after the winner. All three podium finishers opted for the same tyre combination.

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP/Michelin) got away to a clean start from second on the grid to emerge in first place through the opening turn, but Dovizioso led after the first of the afternoon’s 21 laps. It was a great start to his 100th start with Ducati, although he was unable to build up a safe lead and Rossi managed to find a way past on Lap 8 to top the order for three laps.

Meanwhile, Marquez eased into second spot and tucked in behind Rossi, shadowed by Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda/Michelin) and Lorenzo.

Once back in front, Dovizioso succeeded in holding off Lorenzo who had his hands full keeping Marquez at bay to defend his runner-up position. In doing so, he posted the day’s fastest time on the last lap which rounded out the Italian team’s grand slam collection of win, pole position and fastest race lap.

Rossi clinched fourth on the last lap after passing Crutchlow, the best-placed independent team rider.

Danilo Petrucci (Alma Pramac Racing/Michelin), Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3/ Michelin), Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team/Michelin), Alvaro Bautista (Angel Nieto Team/Michelin) and Andrea Iannone (Ecstar Suzuki Team/Michelin) rounded out the top 10.

Four of six possible tyre combinations were used at Brno: 17 of the 25 starters opted for hard MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear, four went for medium and soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear (Zarco, Bautista, Viñales and Smith), while the other four took the medium and front compounds front and rear (Rins, Rossi, Guintoli and Rabat).

Marquez (181 points) continues to set the pace in the title chase, ahead of Rossi (132). Dovizioso’s second victory of the season has taken him to third place (+68 points).

Tyre choice

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Next round: Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg (August 10-12).

FIA Formula E

BMW/Michelin claims maiden Formula E success

Round 1 of the 2018/2019 Formula E Championship in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, was won by Antonio Felix da Costa. The Portuguese BMW i Andretti Motorsport driver was joined on the podium by Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin) and Jérôme d’Ambrosio (Mahindra Racing/Michelin).

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ABB Formula E - Ad Diriyah ePrix - Racecard

All you need to kown about the Ad Diriyah ePrix with our racecard.Clic on the photo to download it. 

FIA World Council decisions

A number of key decisions were taken at the FIA World Council meeting that was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on December 5. Many of them referred to some of the global championships in which Michelin is active, namely the WEC, WRC and Formula E.

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Toyota and Michelin win in rainy Shanghai

The N°7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid/Michelin of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez and the N°8 sister car of Buemi/Alonso/Nakajima collected another one-two finish for the Japanese make in the FIA WEC as torrential rain greeted teams to Shanghai, China. Michelin scored its 50th LM GTE Pro class victory in the championship with the N°95 Aston Martin (Sorensen/Thiim).

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