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™: Márquez (Repsol Honda Team/ Michelin) resumes winning ways at Aragon

The Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón was won for the third straight year by Marc Márquez. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team / Michelin) and Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar / Michelin) joined the Repsol Honda Team / Michelin star on the podium of Round 14 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship.

 

Márquez, who qualified third on the grid, made a last-minute swap from his original choice of hard-compound MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear to the soft rear.

The first of the afternoon’s 23 laps saw him emerge in second spot behind Dovizioso (hard-compound MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear) after the fall of pole-winner Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team / Michelin) through the opening turn.

The reigning champion then waited until Lap 14 before making an initial move on Dovizioso but the Italian recovered the lead two laps later.

With five laps remaining, Iannone – who had been battling for third with Team Suzuki Ecstar / Michelin team-mate Alex Rins – made contact with Márquez to join the challenge for the victory. Both Team Suzuki Ecstar riders had opted for hard and soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear.

After taking control again three laps from the flag, Márquez successfully kept his Italian chasers at bay to collect his sixth win of the season and his first since the Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. He crossed the line six-tenths clear of Dovizioso, while Iannone made it three different bikemakers on the Aragon podium.

Rins ended up fourth, ahead of Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team), and a fine ride from Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini / Michelin) bagged sixth place.

Danilo Petrucci (Alma Pramac Racing / Michelin) was seventh and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP / Michelin) fought back from 17th place at one stage to eighth at the flag. Jack Miller (Alma Pramac Racing / Michelin) and Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP / Michelin) were the day’s other top-10 finishers.

The Spanish race saw the field opt for five of the six different tyre combinations available:

-        12 riders on hard/hard

-        3 riders on medium/soft

-        3 riders on medium/hard

-        1 rider on soft/soft

-        4 riders on hard/soft

Márquez (246 points) is now 72 and 87 points clear of Dovizioso and Rossi respectively at the top of the provisional Riders’ standings.

Tyre choice

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Next round: Thailand, Buriram (October 5-7).

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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