MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Márquez takes assertive Spanish GP win

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) led the 25-lap Gran Premio Red Bull de España from start to finish to claim his second win of the campaign after Argentina. The reigning champion was joined on the all-Spanish podium of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship’s fourth round by Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) and Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP). The day’s top three featured three different bikemakers. 

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MotoGP™ - Gran Premio Red Bull de España - Racecard

The World MotoGP championship is back in Europe with the #SpanishGP, Round 4 of the season.Click on the photo to download our racecard.

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MotoGP™: Lorenzo (Ducati/Michelin) steals Mugello show

The Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley, round six of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship, was won by Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team/Michelin) who notched up his first win for Ducati. Team-mate Andrea Dovizioso made it a one-two finish for the brand on home soil, while Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP/Michelin) was third over the line.

After qualifying second on the grid, Lorenzo leapt ahead at lights-out before producing a commanding performance that saw him lead all the way to the chequered flag to beat Dovizioso by 6.3 seconds.

The Majorca native – who chose a combination of medium and soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear for the Italian clash – consolidated his early lead with a series of consistently quick times that ultimately earned him his 45th premier class victory, his first in the colours of Ducati.

Despite qualifying seventh, Dovizioso appeared in second spot on Lap 7, although he never looked like threatening his team-mate’s domination.

Rossi followed up his pole-winning form in qualifying (1m46.208s) by becoming the first MotoGPTM rider to clock up 5,000 points in motorcycle racing’s topflight category. Cheered on by the usual huge numbers of local fans, the Italian was forced to defend his footing on the podium in the closing stages from Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar) who ended up fourth. With his bike sitting on hard asymmetric MICHELIN Power Slicks at the front and softs at the rear, Rossi admitted at the finish that the race had been tough but that he had made the right tyre choice.

Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and best-placed independent team rider Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) were fifth and sixth, while Danilo Petrucci (Alma Pramac Racing), Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), Alvaro Bautista (Angel Nieto Team) and Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) rounded out the afternoon’s top 10.

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) crossed the line in 16th place after a falling from second position on Lap 5.

Six of the seven Michelin tyre specifications on-hand in Italy were used, including the option of an additional asymmetric hard front MICHELIN Power Slick which was acclaimed by Dovizioso, Valentino Rossi and two other riders.

Marquez continues to top the provisional championship standings on 95 points, ahead of Rossi (72) and Viñales (67).

 

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Tyre selection

Next round: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya (June 15-17).

FIA WRC

Tänak earns Michelin’s 333rd WRC victory

The first Rally Chile to count towards the FIA World Rally Championship was won by Estonia’s Ott Tänak (Toyota Yaris WRC/Michelin) who notched up Michelin’s 333rd WRC success in the process. French world champions Sébastien Ogier (Citroën/Michelin) and Sébastien Loeb (Hyundai/Michelin) were second and third, while WRC2 victor was the young Finnish Michelin runner Kalle Rovanperä (Skoda). 

FIA Formula E

Monaco glory for Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin)

Pole-sitter Jean-Eric Vergne collected his second win of the 2018/2019 FIA Formula E Championship in Monaco to go top of the provisional Drivers’ standings. Oliver Rowland (2nd, Nissan e.dams/Michelin), Felipe Massa (3rd, Venturi Formula E Team/Michelin) and Pascal Wehrlein (4th, Mahindra Racing/Michelin) made it four different teams in the day’s top-four, blanketed by just 1.439 seconds! 

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FIA WRC - COPEC Rally Chile - Racecard

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ABB FIA Formula E - E-Prix Monaco

All you need to know about the Monaco E-Prix, round 6 of the 2018/2019 ABB FIA Formula E season.Click on the photo to download our racecard.

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