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MotoGP™ - Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky - Raceguide

Our MICHELIN Power Slick are more than ready to tackle the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky challenge. Download our raceguide to find out more about the #CzechGP

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MotoGP™: back-to-back Jerez glory for Quartararo

Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) picked where he left off at Jerez, Spain, last week to collect his second win of the year at the Gran Premio Red Bull de Andalucía. The second round of the 2020 MotoGPTM saw Yamaha monopolise the podium thanks to Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi who came second and third. The grip and consistency of the MICHELIN Power Slick contributed to the establishment of a new lap record for the Spanish venue. 

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MotoGP™ : Márquez takes Australia spoils

The dramatic Pramac Generac Australian Motorcycle GP (Round 17 of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship) was won by Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team). Second and third at Phillip Island were Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) and local hero Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) whose tyre choices meant there were three different combinations of Michelin rubber on the podium.

 

The Australian Grand Prix weekend produced a mixed bag of weather as riders faced a cocktail of rain, wind, sunshine, cold temperatures and both dry and wet conditions. Phillip Island effectively delivered practically all four seasons over the three days, and strong wind even compelled the organisers to postpone Saturday’s qualifying session until Sunday morning.

The race’s 2018 winner Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) looked particularly comfortable at the Australian venue, however, and he followed up his domination of free practice by claiming pole position on a dry track.

Tyre choice for the 27-lap dry race was no easy matter as the track temperature rose to 30°C for the first time since the start of the meeting. As a result, five of the six possible combinations of Michelins could be seen on the grid, with only the medium rear MICHELIN Power Slick not visible.

Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) – who had qualified fourth and who had chosen medium and soft tyres front and rear – celebrated his 400th premier class start by getting away well and spending the first two laps at the front of the field, albeit with Cal Crutchlow (hard compound front and rear) on his tail. The British rider eventually found a way past on Lap 3 but in turn found himself under pressure from Andrea Iannone (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, medium/soft) who even led for a brief moment before Crutchlow recovered top spot.

Viñales (soft/soft) failed to take advantage of his qualifying success and initially slipped back to sixth but fought back and appeared at the top of the order on Lap 10. Marquez (hard/soft) was up to second by this point and the two men spent the rest of the contest battling for supremacy, with Crutchlow now isolated in third place.

The 2019 world champion waited until the final lap before attempting to wrestle control from Viñales who subsequently made a mistake while trying to remain in the fight, leaving Marquez free to collect his 11th win of the season.

A fierce scrap in the wake of the leading trio kept spectators entertained and they were thrilled when Miller (medium/hard) inherited third place at the last moment, ahead of team-mate Francesco Bagnaia who produced his best performance of the campaign to date. Joan Mir (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR), Iannone, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), Rossi, Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) and Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) rounded out the afternoon’s top 10 which included both Aprilia riders.

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With the exception of the medium MICHELIN Power Rain, the entire range of Michelin tyres was used over the course of the weekend, while a special 20-minute session was included in Friday afternoon’s timetable to allow the French manufacturer to evaluate a new rear tyre ahead of the 2020 championship.

The result saw Márquez take his personal score to 55 wins at motorcycle racing’s highest level to go clear of Australia’s Mike Doohan as Honda’s most successful rider ever.

With two races remaining, Dovizioso is now 57 points clear of Rins in the fight for 2019’s silver medal, with Viñales a further six points adrift.

Next round: Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, Sepang (November 1-3)

FIA Formula E

Da Costa strikes twice in Berlin for DS Techeetah/Michelin

Victory for Antonio Felix da Costa in this season’s first two Berlin E-Prix at the wheel of his Michelin Pilot Sport-equipped DS E-TENSE FE20 has taken the Portuguese driver further clear at the top of the provisional Drivers’ standings. Four more races are scheduled to take place at the German capital’s former Tempelhof Airport between now and August 13 to wrap up the 2019/2020 FIA Formula E Championship.

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ABB FIA Formula E - E-Prix Berlin - Raceguide

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is back. Get set for six action packed rounds at the historic Berlin Tempelhof airport in 9 days. All you need to know about the Berlin e-Prix and Michelin by downloading our raceguide.

Michelin set to return to the FIM Endurance World Championship

Michelin is pleased to announce that it will be returning to the FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC) when racing resumes after the interruption forced by the Covid-19 pandemic. Its first outing will consequently be the 24 Heures Moto at Le Mans, France, at the end of August. Michelin plans to use its involvement in the FIM EWC to reaffirm its role as a leading player in motorcycle endurance racing which permits open competition between tyre brands.

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All you need to know about the Le Mans 24 Hours Virtual is in our racecard. Clic on the photo to download it. Follow the race in live - Saturday 2.30pm (GMT+2)

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