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MotoGP™: Márquez (Repsol Honda Team / Michelin), King of the ‘Ring

The 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship’s trip to Germany saw Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team/Michelin) collect his ninth straight win at the Sachsenring and his sixth there in motorcycle racing’s premier series, all from pole position. The Spaniard was joined on the Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland podium by Movistar Yamaha MotoGP/Michelin’s Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales. 

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MotoGP: Marc Marquez wins sensational Australian GP

The MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix – Round 16 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship – saw Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) claim his sixth victory of the season. The defending champion took a step closer to this year’s crown by finishing clear of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales. Title challenger Dovizioso was 13th.

MotoGP offered Phillip Island spectators a thrilling show as five riders took turns to lead the 27-lap clash. They were also treated to plenty of virile overtaking.

Local hero Jack Miller (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) was the first to appear in front after leaping from fifth on the grid to lead his home grand prix for the first four laps.

From Laps 5 to 8, it was Rossi who set the pace before succumbing to the year’s best-placed rookie Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) who topped the order until Lap 13.

The Italian swiftly recovered the initiative for the next three laps, before Zarco and Viñales traded top spot until Lap 20, which is when Marquez eased into first place.

The reigning champion – who, like Viñales, was running on medium and soft Michelin slicks front and rear respectively, while Rossi was on a medium rear – took advantage of the raging scrap for second between Rossi, Zarco and Viñales to pull clear over the last five laps.

Rossi and Zarco fought hard for the day’s silver medal which was bagged ultimately by the Italian, while Viñales managed to clinch third just metres from the finish line. MotoGP debutant Zarco ended up as the best-classified independent team rider, however, to extend his lead at the top of the table.

Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) was fifth, and Andrea Iannone (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR). Jack Miller, Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR), Bradley Smith (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) rounded out the top 10.

It was a sorry day, though, for Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) who squandered a valuable opportunity to score points by finishing no higher than 13th.

The championship’s provisional leader Marquez (269 points) is currently 33 points clear of the Italian with two rounds to come. Viñales (219) is now arithmetically out of the chase but ahead of team-mate Rossi (4th) who is a further 31 points adrift.

Next round: Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (October 27-29).

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Vergne and Audi Sport secure 2017/2018 titles with Michelin

The New York City E-Prix saw Jean-Eric Vergne and Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin claim the 2017/2018 FIA ABB Formula E Drivers’ and Teams’ titles. Season 5 will kick off in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, on December 15 when the championship’s new-generation all-electric single-seaters will race for the first time on equally new Michelin tyres.

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Volkswagen and Michelin establish new Pikes Peak record!

After collecting four WRC Manufacturers’ titles together, Volkswagen and Michelin returned to their winning ways on Sunday with victory at the celebrated Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, USA. Frenchman Romain Dumas posted a new record for the course in the German make’s exciting I.D R full-electric prototype.

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Toyota/Michelin tastes Le Mans glory at last!

Toyota will be partying hard tonight after winning the famous Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time since its debut attempt at the world famous race in 1985. This time around, Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and the team’s star recruit Fernando Alonso delivered the necessary speed and reliability in their N°8 TS050-Hybrid/Michelin to spearhead a one-two finish for the Japanese carmaker, ahead of the N°7 sister car (+2 laps). Porsche/Michelin celebrated no-nonsense wins in LM GTE Pro and Am, while G-Drive Racing was unassailable in LMP2 with the N°26 Oreca07. True to its ‘Winning performance to the line’ claim, Michelin secured its 21st straight Le Mans success.

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