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: Thomas Chareyre (TM-Michelin) wins Italian GP

Victory in the first race and second place in the second saw Thomas Chareyre (TM Racing Factory-Michelin) win the Italian Grand Prix in Cremona, round four of the FIM SuperMoto World Championship.

Thomas Chareyre held position after starting from pole and went on to lead Race 1 unchallenged from flag to flag to win by a margin of more than seven seconds.

Ivan Lazzarini (L30 Racing-Honda), who was competing on home soil, spent the early part of the race fighting the reigning world champion Mauno Hermunen (SHR-TM-Michelin) for second place before the Italian finally secured the position for good on Lap 4. The Finn was then hit by Adrien Chareyre (Aprilia Fast Wheels-Michelin) who took third place on Lap 5.

Four laps later, though, Hermunen recovered third spot, leaving Adrien Chareyre to finish fourth, ahead of Marc Reiner Schmidt (KTM) who was making his world championship debut.

The second race was much calmer as Hermunen appeared in front out of turn one before remaining in control until the chequered flag. There were few changes further down the order as Thomas Chareyre claimed second place, ahead of his brother Adrien who handed Michelin its fourth one-two-three finish of the season. Yvan Lazzarini was fourth.

The only real battle was for fifth place between Marc Reiner Schmidt and Pavel Kejmar (833 Racing Team-Husqvarna) who eventually ended up clinching the position.

In the championship standings, Thomas Chareyre has gone two points further clear of Hermunen (+2 points). Lazzarini has eased a point clear of Adrien Chareyre to go third. Kejmar is fifth.

Classifications:

Race 1: T. Chareyre (TM-Michelin). Lazzarini (Honda). Hermunen (TM-Michelin). A. Chareyre (Aprilia-Michelin). Schmidt (KTM). Etc.

Race 2: Hermunen (TM-Michelin). T. Chareyre (TM-Michelin). A. Chareyre (Aprilia-Michelin). Lazzarini (Honda). Kejmar (Husqvarna). Etc.

Championship standings: T. Chareyre (TM-Michelin), 186 points. Hermunen (TM-Michelin), 178. Lazzarini (Honda), 146. A. Chareyre (Aprilia-Michelin), 145. Kejmar (Husqvarna), 120. Etc.

Next round: European Grand Prix, Latina, Italy (July 19).

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

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