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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 seals 2017 title as Pedrosa earns Valencia win

The 18th and final round of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship – the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana (30 laps) – was won by Dani Pedrosa. Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and the new world champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) were second and third.

 

Pole-winner Marquez – who chose hard- and soft-compound MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear – set the pace for the first three laps before being passed by Zarco (soft/soft) who was second in qualifying.

The French youngster, who had already clinched the 2017 Rookie of the Year and Best Independent Rider crowns, valiantly defended top spot. However, despite posting the fastest race lap fourth time round (1m31.576s), he failed to pull clear of his chasers.

Meanwhile, Pedrosa (hard/medium tyres) took advantage of a mistake by Marquez on Lap 24 to ease into second place, while the reigning champion slipped back to fifth.

On the ultimate lap, Pedrosa deprived Zarco of his first MotoGP success to notch up his second victory of the season. The Frenchman ended up second.

Marquez inherited third place when factory Ducati riders Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso fell from fourth and fifth positions respectively.

Álex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) rounded out the day’s top five, ahead of Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar), Jack Miller (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda), Michele Pirro (Ducati Team) and Tito Rabat (EG 0,0 Marc VDS).

The result put the seal on 24-year old Marquez’s sixth world title, his fourth at MotoGP level. Dovizioso and Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) concluded the season with the year’s silver and bronze medals respectively.

The riders will stay in Valence on Tuesday and Wednesday for the first official pre-2018 test.

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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