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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™: Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team / Michelin) seals 2018 title with Japan win

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team / Michelin) won the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, Round 16 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship, to make sure of his fifth crown in motorcycle racing’s premier series, and his seventh in total. The Spaniard was joined on the Motegi podium by Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda / Michelin) and Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar / Michelin).

 

Despite qualifying sixth on the grid, Marquez got away to a strong start on medium-compound MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear to complete the first of the afternoon’s 24 laps in second place, behind pole-winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team / Michelin). The championship pace-setter defended his position for the first four laps but briefly fell to third spot behind Crutchlow during Laps 5 and 6.

He then managed to close the gap to Dovizioso again and, after an initial attempt to pass on Lap 14, he finally eased into the lead on Lap 21 in the knowledge that victory would put the seal on the 2018 Riders’ title. Two laps later his mission was facilitated when Dovizioso fell.

Second place for Crutchlow produced a one-two finish for Honda on home soil, while Rins ended up third for Suzuki, ahead of Valentino Rossi (4th, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP / Michelin) and Alvaro Bautista (5th, Angel Nieto Team / Michelin).

Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3 / Michelin) had to settle for sixth after failing to catch the leading pack due to a poor getaway from second on the grid.

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP / Michelin), Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team / Michelin), Danilo Petrucci (Alma Pramac Racing/ Michelin) and Hafizh Syahrin (Monster Yamaha Tech 3 / Michelin) rounded out the day’s top 10.

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team / Michelin) did not start the race.

Four of the six available Michelin tyre specs were chosen for the grand prix, with only the ‘hard’ front and rear options failing to earn the favours of any of the riders.

At the age of 25 years and 246 days, Márquez is the youngest rider to have won seven motorcycle racing titles, including five at MotoGPTM level in the space of just six years. He joins Mick Doohan, Rossi and Giacomo Agostini as one of only four men to have notched up five crowns or more in the sport’s premier series. The Spaniard also equals Doohan’s record score of titles with the same bike maker (Honda).

With three races still to come, Dovizioso (194 points) is second in the provisional standings, nine points clear of Rossi.

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Next race: Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Phillip Island (October 26-28).

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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