MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Márquez takes assertive Austin win

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) was in unbeatable form at the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas – Round 15 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship – at the notoriously bumpy Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The Spaniard was followed over the line by Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) who made it three different bikemakers on the podium in another display of the MICHELIN Power tire range’s exceptional versatility.  

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Bagnaia wins on home soil as Michelin helps more records tumble

Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) scored his second victory in as many weekends by winning the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Round 14 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Italian was joined on the podium by Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and rookie Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama), while the MICHELIN Power Slick range contributed to new track-lap, race-lap and shortest race-duration records for Misano. 

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Márquez back on top in Germany!

Multiple world champion Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) resumed his winning ways with victory in the Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, Round 8 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship. Second and third were Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) who made it three different bikemakers on the Sachsenring podium to provide further evidence of the MICHELIN Power Slick range’s versatility.

 

Márquez described Sunday’s result as one of the most important moments of his career after picking up his grand prix first win since Valencia, Spain, on November 17, 2019. The eight-time world champion pushed the point home by clocking up his 11th straight win at the German venue, and his eighth on the trot there in motorcycle racing’s premier series.

The Spaniard got away to a superb start from fifth on the grid and took command on the second of the afternoon’s 30 laps with his Honda competing on a combination of hard and medium MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear.

He then made the most of his tires’ consistency and grip to post a series of quick laps which took him two seconds clear of Oliveira – his closest pursuer – by the halfway point.

After carefully managing this safety margin, the Honda rider went on to collect the 57th victory of his MotoGPTM career by a margin of 1.6 seconds.

Barcelona-victor Oliveira came second after an assertive run from sixth on the grid having made the same tire choice as Márquez. He did his utmost to catch the multiple champion and, in doing so, even recorded the fastest race-lap, but he was ultimately forced to settle for runner-up honors.

Having qualified in second spot, Quartararo was third past the checkered flag to make it three different bike manufacturers on the podium.

Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo team), Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo team), Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), pole-winner Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing), Joan Mir (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) and Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda Team) rounded out the top 10.

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All the different MICHELIN Power Slick specs available in Germany were evaluated during free practice but the majority of the field went for the hard and medium options front and rear for the race as the track temperature soared to 40°C, having reached 50°C earlier in the weekend. The front medium and rear soft compounds were also selected by certain riders.

Quartararo continues to top the provisional championship standings on 131 points, 22 and 31 points clear respectively of Johann Zarco and Jack Miller.

Next round: Motul TT Assen, Netherlands (June 25-27).

24H du Mans

Toyota Hypercar takes Michelin’s Le Mans score to 24 wins in a row!

Michelin has extended its winning streak to a record-breaking 24 straight victories at Le Mans after Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José-Maria Lopez scored their first and Toyota Gazoo Racing’s fourth victory in the world-famous endurance race. The trio’s N°7 GR0101-Hybrid spearheaded an emphatic one-two finish for the Japanese make to celebrate the beginning of the exciting new Hypercar era in La Sarthe. Third-placed Alpine joined in the podium festivities, while newcomer Glickenhaus Racing completed the distance in fourth and fifth places. Michelin’s successful run in LMGTE continued, too, with AF Corse-tended Ferraris dominating both the Pro and Am classes.

24H du Mans

First pole of Le Mans Hypercar era for Toyota/Michelin

A perfect lap during this evening’s Hyperpole shootout saw Kamui Kobayashi put Toyota and Michelin at the front of the grid for Saturday’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The N°7 GR010-Hybrid (Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez) claimed the team’s fifth pole in a row and the first of the new Hypercar era. The N°8 sister car was second, ahead of the N°36 Alpine and N°708 Glickenhaus. The five Hypercar prototypes were covered by just three seconds. Porsche/Michelin clinched both the LMGTE Pro and Am poles.

FIA Formula E

De Vries and Mercedes clinch Formula E’s 2021 world crowns with Michelin

As one of Formula E’s founding partners, Michelin is proud to have been associated with Nyck de Vries and Mercedes-EQ FE Team, winners of the all-electric competition’s first world crowns. Along with the titles it has harvested in Formula 1, rallying and endurance racing, Michelin can claim to have secured titles in every one of the FIA’s motorsport world championships. The winners of the weekend’s two Berlin races were Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) and Norman Nato (RoKit Venturi Racing).

24H du Mans

Michelin’s new Hypercar-generation tires ready for Le Mans debut

Having triumphed at Le Mans with a variety of petrol, diesel and hybrid prototypes over the past 20 or so years, Michelin is poised to kick off a new era as the famous French circuit prepares to host the latest-generation Hypercars equipped with an all-new range of specific MICHELIN Pilot Sport tires.

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