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FIA WRC - 2020 Rally Guanajuato Mexico - Racecard

The Rally Mexico is the season’s opening gravel round and a big challenge for the Michelin tyres! Get our racecard to find out more about the 3rd round of the 2020

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Michelin scores 30th Rally Sweden triumph!

The 2020 Rally Sweden was won by Elfyn Evans driving a Michelin X-Ice North 3-equipped Toyota Yaris WRC. This year’s event was shortened due to a lack of snow, but Michelin’s studded WRC snow tyre delivered outstanding grip despite the unfamiliar conditions to combine the brand’s 30th Swedish victory with class wins in WRC2, WRC3 and RC4 which are all also open to competition between tyre firms.

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Rally Mexico Win #6 for Ogier

Sébastien Ogier steered his Michelin LTX Force-equipped Toyota Yaris WRC to victory this weekend to earn his sixth success in Mexico. However, Round 3 of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship was brought to an early close due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Ogier’s sixth Rally Mexico win puts him equal with the score of compatriot Sébastien Loeb and takes his total tally to 48 world-class victories, albeit his first with Toyota. The result has also promoted him to the top of the provisional Drivers’ standings.

The Frenchman’s six victories in Leon were claimed with four different carmakers (Volkswagen, Ford, Citroën and Toyota) but were all notched up on Michelin rubber.

This year again, the hard- (H4) and medium-compound (M6) versions of the Michelin LTX Force tyres delivered on the brand’s ‘Performance Made to Last’ promise as competitors battled at altitudes of more than 2,000 metres above sea level.

Ogier looked perfectly at ease on the fixture’s nicely-paced but technically-challenging stages and emerged in front after SS4. And that’s where he stayed until action was halted after the second of the three scheduled legs owing to the travel restrictions that are being put into place across the globe.

Reigning champion Ott Tänak (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin) came second, ahead of Teemu Suninen (Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin) and Ogier’s team-mates Elfyn Evans and Kalle Rovanperä. Hyundai/Michelin’s Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo were both affected by technical issues, while Esapekka Lappi’s Ford Fiesta was consumed by flames.

Round four of the 2020 FIA WRC campaign in Argentina – initially planned for late April – has been cancelled, but Rally de Portugal is still slated for May 21-24.

2020 Rally Mexico – Final positions:

1. Ogier/Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC/Michelin), 2h47m47.6s

2. Tänak/Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin), +27.8s

3. Suninen/Lehtinen (Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin), +37.9s

4. Evans/Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC/Michelin), +1m13.4s

5. Rovanperä/Halttunen (Toyota Yaris WRC/Michelin), +2m20.5s

6. Tidemand/Barth (Skoda Fabia R5), +10m29.3s (1st WRC2)

7. Bulacia/Bernacchini (Citroën C3 R5), +13m37.5s

8. Greensmith/Edmonson (Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin), +13m56.5s

9. Veiby/Andersson (Hyundai i20 R5), +15m32.2s

10. Fernandez/Garcia (Skoda Fabia R5/Michelin), +17m48.6s

Etc.

24H du Mans

Sixty-two entries for last Le Mans to star hybrid LMP1 prototypes

Le Mans organiser ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) has listed the 62 entries that have been invited to take part in the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours on June 13-14. More than 50 cars will contest the race on Michelin rubber. The French firm is targeting its 23rd straight win in La Sarthe and its 29th in total. Hybrid LMP1 prototypes will appear for the last time.

FIA Formula E

Da Costa (DS Techeetah/Michelin) takes Marrakech laurels

Antonio Felix Da Costa steered his Michelin Pilot Sport-equipped DS E-Tense FE20 to victory in Marrakesh, home of Round 5 of the 2019/2020 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Morocco, Africa’s number one nation in terms of renewable energy, has hosted Formula E action every year since 2016.

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ABB FIA Formula E - 2020 Marrakesh E-Prix - Racecard

ABB FIA Formula E championship returns to Marrakesh for the 4th time. Clic on the photo to download our racecard and find out more about our sustainable mobility lab.

FIA WEC

Grand-slam glory for Michelin in Texas

The Lone Star Le Mans (Round 5 of the 2019/2020 FIA World Endurance Championship) at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, was won by the Michelin Pilot Sport Endurance-equipped Rebellion R13 of Bruno Senna, Gustavo Menezes and Norman Nato. Michelin cars also topped the order in LMP2 (N°22 Oreca07-Gibson), LMGTE Pro (N°95 Aston Martin) and LMGTE Am (N°90 Aston Martin).

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