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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: Marquez makes it six on the trot at Austin

An assertive ride saw Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) notch up his sixth straight victory in Austin, Texas, which was hosting Round 3 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship, the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. The King of COTA was joined on the podium by Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Andrea Iannone (Ecstar Suzuki Team), while Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) is back on top of the provisional Riders’ standings.

 

Marquez qualified on pole position but was given a three-place grid penalty for slowing Viñales during the latter’s fast lap. Despite starting from fourth place, though, the world champion completed the first of the afternoon’s 20 laps in front. Equipped with medium and hard MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear, he went on to post a string of quick laps to pull rapidly clear of his chasers, posting his best effort on Lap 5 (2m4.658s). He subsequently went unchallenged to collect his sixth win in a row at the Circuit of the Americas, 3.5 seconds ahead of pole-sitter Viñales.

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The opening lap saw Iannone and Marquez both pass Viñales, but the Yamaha rider fought back on Lap 7 to appear in second place which he defended all the way to the flag.

Iannone was third over the line to earn Suzuki’s second consecutive podium finish following Alex Rins’ result for Ecstar Suzuki Team a fortnight ago in Argentina.

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was fourth, while Dovizioso went back to the top of the points table by coming fifth.

The best-placed Independent Team rider was Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) who was sixth past the post, ahead of Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) who put in an impressive run considering that he was racing with a broken wrist.

Tito Rabat (Real Avintia Racing), Jack Miller (Alma Pramac Racing) and Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) rounded out the day’s top 10.

Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) led the championship ahead of the trip to the USA but had to settle for 19th spot following a fall.

Marquez – who notched up Michelin’s 399th premier class victory since 1973 – is second in the provisional standings, a point short of Dovizioso (46 points). Viñales (41 points) is third.

 

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Next round: Spanish Grand Prix (Jerez), May 4-6

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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