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…


Neuville claims maiden Monte success with Hyundai/Michelin

The outstanding grip provided by Michelin’s Pilot Sport range in the challenging conditions thrown up by the 2020 Rallye Monte-Carlo helped Thierry Neuville, Nicolas Gilsoul and Hyundai Motorsport collect their first ever victory on the winter classic, while Michelin’s Customer Competition tyres contributed to WRC2 and WRC3 glory for Citroën’s Mads Ostberg and Eric Camilli respectively. 


FIA WRC - Rallye Monte-Carlo - Racecard

The 2020 FIA World Rally Championship gets underway with one of the most iconic and demanding events for the tyres, Rallye Monte-Carlo. Click on the photo to download our racecard!

FIA Formula E

Formula E: Santiago glory for Max Günther

The 2020 Santiago E-Prix in Chile saw Maximilian Gunther score his maiden Formula E victory at the wheel of his Michelin Pilot Sport-equipped BMW iFE.20.


Toyota/Michelin claim 1st and 2nd places in Bahrain

Toyota Gazoo Racing dominated the last FIA WEC race of the year to collect first and second places in Bahrain with the N°7 (Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez) and N°8 (Buemi/Nakajima/Hartley) Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050 Hybrids. The French tyre firm topped the order in the other three classes, too, with the N°22 United Autosports Oreca-Gibson (LMP2), N°95 Aston Martin (LMGTE Pro) and N°57 Porsche (LMGTE Am).

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