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. 

Michelin’s first Formula 1 world titles

In 1979, Michelin demonstrated the superiority of its radial tyre technology by claiming the first of its titles in the Formula 1 World Championship. Forty years on, the French firm continues to see motorsport as a means to innovate and take its technologies forward, especially in competitions that place the accent on sustainable mobility and lasting performance. 

SuperMoto: round four in Cremona, Italy

After visits to France, Romania and the Czech Republic, the FIM SuperMoto World Championship will be in northern Italy (Cremona) this weekend. The fourth round marks the season’s halfway point and there’s still everything to play for!

The first double-whammy of the year for Mauno Hermunen (SHR-TM-Michelin) saw the reigning world champion close to within six points of the championship’s leader Thomas Chareyre (TM Racing Factory-Michelin) who dropped eight points to the Finn after coming second and third in the Czech Republic.

A fall during the last meeting’s second race increased the deficit of Adrien Chareyre (Aprilia Fast Wheels-Michelin) to 32 points in the provisional standings.

Ivan Lazzarini (L30 Racing-Honda) is fourth (+33 points), while his compatriot Christian Ravaglia (Honda-Michelin) took advantage of the different problems encountered by his rivals to move up to fifth place. The two Italians will be on home soil this weekend and naturally eager to clinch a top result.

Even so, there promises to be an interesting fight for overall supremacy between Thomas Chareyre and Hermunen, as Adrien Chareyre, Lazzarini and Ravaglia battle for a footing on the championship’s provisional podium.

Timetable:

Saturday, July 5:

11:25am-11:55am: Free Practice 1

2:10pm-2:40pm: Free Practice 2

4:10pm: Qualifying Practice

4:45pm-4:55pm: Super Chrono

Sunday, July 6:

10:55am-11:15am: Warm-up

2:00pm: Race 1

4:30pm: Race 2

MOTOGP™

Michelin on the virtual racing front

The coronavirus pandemic has obviously brought real motorsport to a halt, but many of Michelin’s driver partners have been keeping their eye in thanks to virtual races like Sebring SuperSaturday, e-Sport MotoGP and Porsche Supercup Virtual Edition.

24H du Mans

Le Mans 2020 put back 98 days

Initially scheduled for the weekend of June 13-14, this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours has been postponed until mid-September due to the coronavirus outbreak. The 1968 race was also held in September and saw Michelin provide new radial tyres for its partner Alpine.

FIA WRC

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.

FIA WRC

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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