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. 

SuperMoto: Czech double-tops for Hermunen (TM-Michelin)

Mauno Hermunen (SHR-TM-Michelin) took both wins at round three of the Supermoto World Championship in the Czech Republic. The Finn has closed the gap to the provisional leader Thomas Chareyre (TM Racing Factory-Michelin) to six points.

After claiming pole position, Mauno Hermunen scored his first double-whammy of the season.

Race 1 saw Pavel Kejmar (833 Racing Team-Husqvarna) go ahead early on but the Finn took command on Lap 5 before narrowly beating Thomas Chareyre by three-tenths of a second.

With three laps remaining, Kejmar suddenly lost two places to hand a top-three finish to Adrien Chareyre (Aprilia Fast Wheels-Michelin), with Ivan Lazzarini clinching fourth spot.

In Race 2, Hermunen held on to first place at the start and dominated to the flag. Kejmar tucked in behind but picked up a puncture three laps from the end. That allowed Christian Ravaglia (2nd, Honda-Michelin) to secure his first podium finish of the season. The Czech rider ended up sixth.

Thomas Chareyre was third after falling on Lap 3, which dropped him back to ninth, while brother Adrien was less fortunate since he was eliminated by an electrical problem just before the halfway point.

Thomas Chareyre still tops the championship standings but is now only six points clear of Hermunen. Adrien Chareyre has moved into third place.

Results:

Race 1: 1, Hermunen Mauno (FIN-TM). 2, Chareyre Thomas (FRA-TM). 3, Chareyre Adrien (FRA-Aprilia). 4, Lazzarini Ivan (ITA-Honda). 5, Kejmar Pavel (CZE-Husqvarna). Etc.

Race 2: 1, Hermunen Mauno (FIN-TM). 2, Ravaglia Christian (ITA-Honda). 3, Chareyre Thomas (FRA-TM). 4, Petr Vorlicek (CZE-Honda). Etc.

Championship standings: 1, Chareyre Thomas (FRA-TM), 139 points. 2, Hermunen Mauno (FIN-TM), 133. 3, Chareyre Adrien (FRA-Aprilia), 107. 4, Lazzarini Ivan (ITA-Honda), 106. 5, Ravaglia Christian (ITA-Honda), 94. Etc.

Next round: Italy (July 6).

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.  

FIA WRC

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).

MOTOGP™

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

More about Michelin Motorsport
Discover

24H du Mans

Facts and Figures

Michelin Le Mans Cup

MICHELIN Le Mans Cup

2019 RECORD