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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 steals Qatar limelight

The opening clash of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship at Losail, Qatar, was won by Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team). The Italian was joined on the podium by defending champ Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP).

Dovizioso started from fifth on the grid on medium and soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear but fell back three places during the opening lap, leaving polesitter Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) to set the early pace. The Italian soon started to fight his way back, however, to appear in third position by Lap 11, behind Zarco and Marquez.

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Dovizioso then squeezed past Marquez (hard/soft MICHELIN Power Slicks) and started to home in on the Frenchman who had failed to pull out a clear gap.

Five laps from home (Lap 18), the 2017 runner-up found a way past the Spaniard before a string of quick laps sewed up his first victory the year and the ninth of his career. He also claimed the fastest race lap (1m55.242s) on Lap 19 of the 22-lap grand prix.

Marquez was second over the line, just 0.027s adrift, while Rossi (medium/soft MICHELIN Power Slick Mediums) benefitted from a strong finish to secure third spot.

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Cal Crutchlow (4th, LCR Honda Castrol) was the first independent team rider home, ahead of fifth-placed Danilo Petrucci (Alma Pramac Racing).

The 2017 Qatar winner Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) fought back well to harvest sixth at the flag, chased by Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) who celebrated his 200th MotoGPTM start at Losail.

Zarco (medium/soft MICHELIN Power Slicks) was fastest in qualifying (with a record pole-winning lap of 1m53.680s) and led for the first 17 laps but had to settle for eighth place at the finish, followed by Andrea Iannone (9th, Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Jack Miller (10th, Alma Pramac Racing).

Next round: Termas de Rio Honda, Argentina (April 6-8)

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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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