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: the title chase continues in Estonia

The FIM SuperMoto World Championship travels to Estonia and the Gulf of Finland coast for this year’s penultimate round.

Round six of the seven-round series will be based in Tabasalu, 20km from the country’s capital Tallinn.

Mauno Hermunen (225 points) tops the provisional standings with a score of five wins from 10 and the SHR-TM-Michelin rider will be out to comfort his lead ahead of the finale in three weeks’ time in Italy.

With four victories and 221 points to his name, Thomas Chareyre (TM Racing Factory-Michelin) will also be keen to win the weekend’s two heats to recover the championship lead and boost his chances of a third world title.

The battle for this season’s bronze medal is just as close, since only 10 points split Ivan Lazzarini (L30 Racing-Honda), who claimed his first win at the previous round in Italy, and Adrien Chareyre (Aprilia Fast Wheels-Michelin).

This weekend will also see locals Prants and Patrick Pals (TM) contest their home event.

Timetable (GMT+2):

Saturday, August 30:

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, August 31:

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

2:00pm: Race 1

4:30pm: Race 2


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.

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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.


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 - 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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