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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.  

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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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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).

 

The last meeting of the 2020 FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup formed part of the SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France programme where pole-winner Jordi Torres claimed victory in the first of the weekend’s two races after sitting third in the provisional standings prior to the trip to Le Mans-Bugatti.

As his two main rivals failed to match his pace, the result promoted the Spaniard to the top of the points table, meaning he only needed to finish sixth or higher in Race 2 to conclude his consistent maiden season in the series with the title.

His score for 2020 also included a podium finish at Jerez, Spain, and two top-three placings at Misano, Italy.

The 2019 champion Matteo Ferrari (TRENTINO Gresini MotoE) pocketed the year’s silver medal, while bronze went to Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP).

The season’s seven races produced five different winners.

To meet the specific demands made of them by the all-electric Energica Ego Corsica bikes, the new range of MICHELIN Power Slicks developed for the 2020 championship featured new constructions and new front and rear compounds which soon saw lap times tumble compared with the inaugural campaign.

The new range also incorporates regenerated materials and biomaterials, thereby fitting perfectly with Groupe Michelin’s ‘Everything Sustainable’ plan. Indeed, Michelin uses MotoETM as a high-tech lab for the development of increasingly efficient, durable and environmentally-respectful road tyres for its customers.

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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).

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The Michelin Pilot Sport range triumphs at the Nürburgring

Michelin and its partner BMW chalked up their 20th Nürburgring 24 Hours wins at the weekend thanks to the N°99 M6 GT3. The Sims/Catsburg/Yelloly car overcame horrendous weather in Germany’s Eifel Mountains to finish clear of eight other Michelin Pilot Sport-equipped GT3s.

24H du Mans

A shower of records for Michelin at Le Mans

Scoring a 23rd consecutive victory at September’s Le Mans 24 Hours wasn’t the only new benchmark Michelin established in La Sarthe this year…

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Michelin targeting 20th Nürburgring win

Less than a week after claiming its 29th victory at Le Mans, Michelin will be looking to showcase the Performance-Made-To-Last qualities of the Michelin Pilot Sport range of tyres yet again when the 2020 Nürburgring 24 Hours gets under way at Germany’s infamous Nordschleife on Saturday.

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