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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™: 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.

 

Márquez followed up a record pole-winning effort of 1m20.270s with a cautious start that led to him spending the first four of the race’s 30 laps in third position as Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team/Michelin) did the early frontrunning.

Competing on hard and soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear, the world champion eased into second spot on Lap 5 before taking command after passing Lorenzo at the end of Lap 13. He then posted a string of fastest race laps (best of the afternoon: 1m21.643s, Lap 22) to pull more than two seconds clear by the chequered flag.

Rossi (medium MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear) turned in a faultless performance to clinch the silver medal, ahead of team-mate Viñales who climbed four places in the late stages of the race. The Yamaha rider’s choice of medium and soft tyres front and rear made it three different combinations of MICHELIN Power Slicks for the three best-placed riders.

Danilo Petrucci (Alma Prama Racing/Michelin), who failed to win qualifying by just 25-thousandths of a second, was fourth over the line, ahead of Alvaro Bautista (Angel Nieto Team/Michelin) who picked up his best result of the season so far.

Lorenzo (soft and medium MICHELIN Power Slick Softs front and rear) led for the first 12 laps but then lost pace and had to settle for sixth.

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team/Michelin), Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team/Michelin), who announced that he is to retire at the end of 2018, Johann Zarco (Tech 3 Monster Yamaha/Michelin) and Bradley Smith (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing/Michelin) rounded out the day’s top 10.

Six different tyre combinations were used in Germany and only the hard rear MICHELIN Power Slick wasn’t selected by any of the riders.

Márquez (165 points) has extended his lead at the top of the provisional standings to 46 and 56 points respectively over Rossi and Viñales ahead of the summer break.

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Next round: Czech Republic, Brno (August 3-5, 2018)

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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