FIA Formula E

Di Grassi and Renault e.dams secure 2016/2017 Formula E titles

The last meeting of the 2016/2017 Formula E Championship saw Brazil’s Lucas di Grassi (Abt-Schaeffler Audi Sport) and Renault-e.dams/Michelin clinch the Drivers’ and Teams’ titles in Montreal, Canada.

FIA Formula E

New York glory for DS Virgin!

The weekend’s two Formula E races in New York City were won by DS Virgin Racing/Michelin’s Sam Bird, which means the 2016/2017 Drivers’ and Teams’ titles will now go down to the wire at the season’s finale in Montreal, Canada, in two weeks’ time.

FIA Formula E

Paris ePrix: Buemi triumphs in French capital

Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) followed up his victory in Monaco last week with another at Saturday’s Paris ePrix, ahead of Lopez and Heidfeld. A mistake by rival Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport) helped him to comfort his cushion at the top of the provisional Drivers’ standings.

Round 6 of the 2016/2017 FIA Formula E Championship took place in front of packed grandstands erected in the French city’s Hôtel des Invalides district, and its outcome may prove decisive in the fight for Season 3’s Divers’ crown.

As in Monaco last Saturday, Switzerland’s Sébastien Buemi started from pole, but fellow title chaser Lucas di Grassi qualified a lowly 14th on the grid before crashing into a wall on the 38th of the race’s 49 laps.

Again as in Monaco, the Renault e.dams star got away to a clean start and led from lights-out to chequered flag to beat Jose-Maria Lopez (DS Virgin Racing) and Mahindra Racing’s Nick Heidfeld and Felix Rosenqvist by 0.707s and more than two seconds respectively.

Jean-Eric Vergne (TECHEETAH), who was beaten to first place in qualifying by just six-thousandths of a second, was running second overall until Lap 33 when he crashed for the second time in two races. Nicolas Prost rounded out the afternoon’s top five to earn additional points for Renault e.dams. Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing) posted the fastest race lap once again.

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In a Roborace held as a curtain-raiser event, a driverless prototype running on Michelin tyres completed a lap for the first time in public.

Next meeting: Berlin, German (June 10 and 11).

MOTOGP™

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. 

FIA WRC

Sébastien Ogier and M-Sport WRT seal 2017 WRC crowns!

Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia and British outfit M-Sport wrapped up world class rallying’s 2017 titles* today after this weekend’s Wales Rally GB which was won by homegrown star Elfyn Evans. 

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Dovizioso takes Malaysia win!

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) collected his sixth success of the year with victory at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship. Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) came second to notch up Ducati’s first one-two finish of the season, while Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) was third. Fourth place for Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) means the fight for the 2017 crown will be decided in Valence. 

MOTOGP™

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. 

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