Michelin named official MotoGP tyre supplier until 2023

Dorna Sports has confirmed that Michelin will continue to be the official supplier of tyres to the MotoGPTM World Championship for five additional seasons over and above the existing arrangement. The contract’s extension until 2023 was announced today at this weekend’s MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in the presence of Michelin Motorsport Director Pascal Couasnon and Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports. 


MotoGP: Michelin® to partner the 2018 Australian Grand Prix

For the third year running, Michelin will be the title sponsor of the Australian Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island (October 26-28) promises to be one of the most spectacular races of the season.


MotoGP: Honda’s Aragon one-two

The Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón – Round 14 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship – was won by Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), ahead of team-mate Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team).


Running on hard-compound MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear, Marquez got away to a cautious start and completed the first of the day’s 23 laps in fourth place, behind Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and his chief title rival Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team).

On Lap 6, he eased past the latter to take third, then attempted to grab the lead three laps later. His optimistic move failed, however, and he fell back to fourth again.

With 12 laps to go, he moved up to second and eventually found a way past Lorenzo before going on to take the win by a margin of just eight-tenths over Pedrosa who produced a superb run during the race’s later stages.

After topping the order for the first 15 laps, Lorenzo had to settle for third when Pedrosa followed up posting the fastest race lap on Lap 19 (1m49.140s) by stealing second spot three laps from home.

Pole-winner Maverick Viñales was fourth after passing team-mate Rossi with three laps remaining. The still-convalescing Italian was fifth.

Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), Dovizioso, Alvaro Bautista (Pull&Bear Aspar Team), Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) rounded out the top 10.

In the provisional standings, Marquez (224 points) has gone clear top ahead of the upcoming long-haul trips to Japan, Australia and Malaysia. Dovizioso (208) and Viñales (196) are second and third, while Pedrosa (170) has jumped to fourth, marginally clear of Rossi (168 points). With four rounds still to contest, the end of the season is shaping up to be an absolute cracker!

Next round: Japanese Grand Prix, Motegi (October 13-15, 2017).

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ABB FIA Formula E: Michelin reveals the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport

The 2018 Geneva Motor Show has seen Michelin reveal the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport that will equip the latest-generation FIA ABB Formula E Championship all-electric cars when Season 5 (2018/2019) gets going at the end of the year. 

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Daniel Abt claims maiden Formula E success

Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin) notched up the first Formula E victory of his career at Saturday’s Mexico City E-Prix. The German was joined on the podium by Oliver Turvey (2nd, NextEv NIO Sport/Michelin) and Sébastien Buemi (3rd, Renault e.dams/Michelin). 


Sweden revenge for ice-cool Neuville

After cruelly missing out on last year’s Rally Sweden win, Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin) bounced back this week to win the 66th running of the winter classic, ahead of Craig Breen (Citroën C3 WRC/Michelin) and team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen. World champion Sébastien Ogier (Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin) was penalised by his running order and could manage no better than 10th at the flag.

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Michelin targeting a 21st Le Mans victory

The ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) has published the list of the 60 competitors it has invited to contest this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Michelin, which is unbeaten in the French endurance classic since 1998, is targeting a 21st consecutive victory this time around, and its 27th in total since the race was first organised in 1923.

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