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MotoGP™: Bagnaia on top as more records tumble for Michelin at Silverstone

The Monster Energy British Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2022 World Championship, marked the return of MotoGPTM action after the summer break. Michelin hit the ground running to contribute to new fastest lap, fastest race-lap and shortest race-duration records for Silverstone with tree different riders and provide yet another illustration of the MICHELIN Power range’s outstanding versatility. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) picked up the day’s win, ahead of Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing Team) and Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team). 

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MotoGP™: more Michelin records tumble as Bagnaia wins at Assen

Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) returned to his winning ways with victory at the Motul TT Assen, Round 11 of the 2022 MotoGPTM World Championship. Second and third were Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) and Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing) who made it three different bikemakers and the same number of MICHELIN Power Slicks pairings on the podium. The French tires reveled in the weekend’s changeable conditions to establish new track-lap, race-lap and shortest-distance benchmarks for the Dutch venue.  

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MotoGP™: Michelin helps Bagnaia to Austria win

Francesco Bagnaia was first over the line at the CryptoDATA Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, Round 13 of the 2022 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Ducati Lenovo Team rider finished clear of Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and team-mate Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team). The versatile MICHELIN Power range proved competitive around the Red Bull Ring’s revised layout and two different front-rear pairings making it onto the podium.

 

Bagnaia pounced from second on the grid to appear in front out of the opening corner. He then took advantage of the grip provided by his front soft and rear medium Michelins to lead all the way to the checkered flag.

After shaking off pressure from Miller during the race’s first half, he lapped consistently during the remainder of the grand prix to collect his fifth victory of the season, and his third in a row in the wake of Assen and Silverstone.

Quartararo (hard and medium compounds front and rear) clinched second after passing Miller (soft/medium) in splendid fashion on Lap 25.

Independent Team rider Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) was fourth, the best result of his career to date, ahead of Johann Zarco (Prima Pramac Racing) and Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing). Pole-winner Enea Bastianini was eliminated by a technical issue on Lap 6.

Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) posted the afternoon’s fastest lap but had to settle for 12th after making a mistake while attempting to squeeze Miller off the podium.

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The Michelin Power range took the changes to the Red Bull Ring layout in its stride and provided the 22 riders with confidence in the mixed weather. Free Practice 1 effectively took place in wet conditions, although the rest of the weekend was dry and all three front options were seen in action over the three days. In contrast, the rear hard wasn’t used at all.

The result saw Quartararo (200 points) extend his championship lead to 32 and 44 points respectively over Aleix Espargaro and Bagnaia.

The bill also included Rounds 12 and 13 of the FIM MotoE World Cup for which Michelin has developed front/rear tires that contain an average 40 percent of sustainable materials, in line with the group’s Everything Sustainable plan. Pole-winner Eric Granado (LCR E-Team) won both races.

Next round: Gran Premio Gryfyn di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Misano, Italy (September 2-4).

FIA Formula E

Vandoorne and Mercedes seal Formula E’s 2021/2002 titles at Michelin’s 100th e-prix

A founding partner of the FIA Formula E Championship since the latter’s inaugural season in 2014/2015, Michelin contested its 100th e-prix this weekend in Seoul. The South Korean double-header saw it help Belgium’s Stoffel Vandoorne and Mercedes EQ Formula E Team to the current campaign’s Drivers’ and Constructors’ crowns.

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Dennis and di Grassi in ExCeLlent form in London

Briton Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti Formula E) and Brazil’s Lucas di Grassi (RoKit Venturi Racing) took advantage of the performance and longevity of Michelin’s Pilot Sport EV Formula E tire to win the two London E-Prix, while Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes EQ FE Team) took a step closer to the 2022 title. 

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Cassidy and Da Costa on top in the Big Apple

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV helped Nick Cassidy (Envision Racing) and Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah) to claim the season’s two New York City E-Prix in mixed weather.  

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Alpine and Michelin victorious at Monza

Bouncing back from a challenging Le Mans 24 Hours, the Michelin-shod Alpine A480 shared by Nicolas Lapierre, Matthieu Vaxivière and André Negrão returned to its winning ways at the 6 Hours of Monza today (July 10). The French outfit beat the two similarly-tired Toyota GR010 Hybrid entries to the top step of the podium. On its eagerly-anticipated return to endurance racing, Peugeot showcased its potential on Michelin rubber. The N°64 Michelin-equipped Corvette prevailed in LMGTE Pro, with the N°77 Michelin-tired Porsche taking top spot in LMGTE Am.

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