Michelin named official MotoGP tyre supplier until 2023

Dorna Sports has confirmed that Michelin will continue to be the official supplier of tyres to the MotoGPTM World Championship for five additional seasons over and above the existing arrangement. The contract’s extension until 2023 was announced today at this weekend’s MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in the presence of Michelin Motorsport Director Pascal Couasnon and Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports. 


MotoGP: Michelin® to partner the 2018 Australian Grand Prix

For the third year running, Michelin will be the title sponsor of the Australian Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island (October 26-28) promises to be one of the most spectacular races of the season.


MotoGP: Marquez to wrap up title in Malaysia?

The 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship concludes its autumn long-haul tour with the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (Round 17 of 18). Marc Marquez travels to Sepang with a 33-point cushion at the top of the provisional standings and could well collect his fourth premier class crown this weekend.


An assertive victory at last Sunday’s dramatic Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix saw Marquez extend his margin over second-placed Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) to 33 points after the Ducati Team rider was forced to settle for 13th place at Phillip Island.

With two races remaining, the Spaniard consequently has a chance to collect his sixth motorcycle racing world title, his fourth at MotoGP level. To make sure of the crown in Malaysia, he needs to finish within seven points of the Italian who notched up the second win of his MotoGP career at Sepang last season.

Despite having claimed three wins this season (compared to six for Marquez), Maverick Viñales (+50 points, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) is no longer in contention for the title. He will nevertheless be eager to defend his footing on the year’s podium against Dovizioso – who he trails by 17 – and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who is currently fourth, 31 points short of his team-mate.

Rossi, who claimed his first top-three placing last weekend since breaking a leg, continues to stand out as the most successful rider ever in Malaysia where he has topped the MotoGP order six times.

Dani Pedrosa (5th, Repsol Honda Team) will be hoping to bounce back after two difficult races and perhaps add a sixth victory to his record at Sepang which is a circuit he particularly enjoys.

Sixth-placed Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) is sure of picking up 2017’s Rookie of the Year prize. After coming close to podium honours last weekend aided by another front-row start, the Frenchman now has his sights on securing the best independent team rider trophy.

Jonas Folger (Monster Yamaha Tech3) is still poorly and will be replaced by Michael Van der Mark, while Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) will miss the race as a result of his fall in Australia.

Soft-, medium- and hard-compound front and rear MICHELIN Power Slicks will be available. The asymmetric rears will feature a harder right shoulder in order to cope with the higher number of right-hand turns. There is always a chance of rain in Malaysia, so the riders will also be able to choose between soft and medium front and rear MICHELIN Power Rains which will almost certainly be used at some point during the weekend.

First free practice is due to get underway at 9:55am local time (3:55am CET) on Friday, October 27.

FIA Formula E

ABB FIA Formula E: Michelin reveals the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport

The 2018 Geneva Motor Show has seen Michelin reveal the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport that will equip the latest-generation FIA ABB Formula E Championship all-electric cars when Season 5 (2018/2019) gets going at the end of the year. 

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Daniel Abt claims maiden Formula E success

Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin) notched up the first Formula E victory of his career at Saturday’s Mexico City E-Prix. The German was joined on the podium by Oliver Turvey (2nd, NextEv NIO Sport/Michelin) and Sébastien Buemi (3rd, Renault e.dams/Michelin). 


Sweden revenge for ice-cool Neuville

After cruelly missing out on last year’s Rally Sweden win, Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin) bounced back this week to win the 66th running of the winter classic, ahead of Craig Breen (Citroën C3 WRC/Michelin) and team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen. World champion Sébastien Ogier (Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin) was penalised by his running order and could manage no better than 10th at the flag.

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Michelin targeting a 21st Le Mans victory

The ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) has published the list of the 60 competitors it has invited to contest this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Michelin, which is unbeaten in the French endurance classic since 1998, is targeting a 21st consecutive victory this time around, and its 27th in total since the race was first organised in 1923.

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