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. 

Third consecutive win for Toni Bou

The Spanish riders once more monopolized the podium of an indoor trial, at home, as the third round of the FIM X Trial took place in the Palais San Jordi in Barcelona. Reigning champion and winner of the previous rounds, Toni Bou was too strong for his rivals and won his third consecutive race this season.

With a stronger lead – 21 points – over his rivals after this race, Toni Bou will go for sure confident to the next rounds, especially as nobody was able to battle for the win in Barcelona! The World Champion was impressive and dominates the qualifying round, scoring eight points less than his closest rival Albert Cabestany (Sherco Michelin) and then beating Adam Raga (Gas Gas Michelin) by nine points in the semi final.

It was even worst for his rivals in the final round, as Toni only scored one point while Raga ended the race with nine marks, far ahead of Cabestany and James Dabill. Apart Bou everyone failed at least one time during the final lap, and the reigning champion will go more confident than ever to the next two rounds of the series (Milan on March 15th and Madrid on March 28th).

Results: 1.Bou (SPA, Montesa Michelin), 1 pt ; 2.Raga (SPA, Gas Gas Michelin), 9 ; 3.Cabestany (SPA, Sherco Michelin), 15 ; 4.Dabill (GBR, Beta), 15 ; 5.Fajardo (SPA, Beta Michelin), 15 ; 6.Fujinami (JAP, Montesa Michelin), 16 ; etc….

Championship standings: 1.Bou, 60pts ; 2.Cabestany, 39 ; 3.Raga, 36 ; 4.Fajardo, 29 ; 5.Dabill, 23 ; 6.Fujinami, 19 ; etc…


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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