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.

Michelin’s decade of innovation and success in motorsport

In the course of the past 10 years, Michelin’s increasingly sophisticated, energy-efficient, consistent and, now, connected tyres collected more than 300 world-class victories in disciplines as varied as MotoGP, endurance racing, rallying and Formula E. 

MotoGP: Michelin back in 2016

After a seven-year absence from the discipline, Michelin is to return as official tyre supplier to the MotoGP World Championship for three years beginning in 2016. The French firm has won 26 world titles and 360 race wins in motorcycle racing’s premier competition.

MotoGP’s promoter DORNA Sports today confirmed that Michelin has been named as the championship’s official tyre supplier to the championship from 2016.

After 36 seasons in the competition, Michelin withdrew at the end of 2008. However, the innovative technologies it introduced over a period of almost four decades helped its partners to claim an impressive list of successes.

The French firm’s first GP 500 victory came on 8 June, 1973, with Jack Findlay (Suzuki), winner of that year’s Tourist Trophy in the Isle of Man, then home of the British Grand Prix. Findlay was also the first rider to test Michelin’s new slick technology. In 1976, Barry Sheene (Suzuki) earned his first world title using slick tyres, while Randy Mamola secured the first race win with Michelin’s new radial technology in Italy in 1984.

Michelin’s 26 MotoGP world titles:

          2006  Hayden        Honda

          2005  Rossi           Yamaha

          2004  Rossi           Yamaha                            

2003 Rossi Honda
2002 Rossi Honda
2001 Rossi Honda
2000 Roberts Suzuki
1999 Criville Honda
1998 Doohan Honda
1997 Doohan Honda
1996 Doohan Honda
1995 Doohan Honda
1994 Doohan Honda
1993 Schwantz Suzuki
1992 Rainey Yamaha
1990 Rainey Yamaha
1989 Lawson Honda
1988 Lawson Yamaha
1987 Gardner Honda
1986 Lawson Yamaha
1985 Spencer Honda
1983 Spencer Honda
1982 Uncini Suzuki
1981 Lucchinelli Suzuki
1977 Sheene Suzuki
1976 Sheene Suzuki

 

MOTOGP™

Torres takes advantage of the superior performance of the current, more environmentally-respectful MICHELIN Power Slick MotoE range to claim the 2020 FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup

Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40) laid the foundations for his 2020 MotoE™ title by winning the first of the two races at the weekend’s SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France. The season’s final clash was won by Niki Tuuli (Avant Ajo MotoE). 

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Petrucci wins at Le Mans aided by the exceptional grip delivered by his MICHELIN Power Rain tyres

The 2020 SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France – Round 10 of the MotoGPTM World Championship – was won by Ducati Team’s Danilo Petrucci, ahead of Alex Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Racing Factory). The outstanding grip provided by the MICHELIN Power Rain as heavy rain swept over Le Mans-Bugatti was acclaimed by all the teams. Three different makes featured on the podium, while Frenchman Fabio Quartararo continues to top the provisional Riders’ standings.  

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1-2 glory for Hyundai/Michelin in Sardinia

Spain’s Dani Sordo collected his second straight Rally Italia Sardegna victory, heading home fellow Hyundai i20 WRC/Michelin runner Thierry Neuville and Sébastien Ogier (Toyota/Michelin).

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MotoGP™ - SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France - Raceguide

Michelin is in its homeland as Le Mans plays host to the next round of MotoGP™ and the final rounds of MotoE™ at the SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France.Clic on the photo to download our raceguide

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