FIA WEC

Rebellion/Michelin harvests Silverstone success

The disqualification of both Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050 Hybrids after the finish of the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone handed victory to the N°3 Rebellion/Michelin of Beche/Laurent/Menezes. Rebellion’s N°1 car (Jani/Lotterer) was second, while Ferrari/Michelin took the LM GTE Pro prize with the N°51 488 GTE of Pier Guidi/Calado. 

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Toyota/Michelin claim 1-2 finish at Spa

Toyota Gazoo Racing monopolised the top two places at the end of the hot and sunny 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, opening round of the 2018/2019 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). First over the line was the N°8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of Buemi/Nakajima/Alonso, chased by the N°7 prototype of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez. Third was the N°1 Rebellion/Michelin, while the LM GTE Pro victor was the N°66 Ford/Michelin of Mücke/Pla/Johnson.

Ex-F1 world champion (with Renault/Michelin) Fernando Alonso celebrated his debut endurance racing appearance by being first past the chequered flag at Spa-Francorchamps in the N°8 Toyota/Michelin, 1.444s clear of Mike Conway in the similar N°7 prototype.

A fuel feed problem resulted in the N°7 Toyota starting the Belgian clash a lap behind from the pit lane, which meant it was unable to take advantage of pole position. It succeeded in making up the gap to the N°8 sister car, however, aided by a number of Safety Car periods and some double-stinting on its Michelin tyres.

By the halfway point, Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose-Maria Lopez were running second in the order, around 50 seconds short of the leading car. Two hours later, the gap was down to 15 or so seconds and the final phase of the race kept the crowd entertained as Alonso and Conway weaved through the traffic in their scrap for supremacy. The N°8 car eventually clinched the win by a margin of just 1.444s.

Third and fourth places went to the non-hybrid LMP1 Rebellion-Gibson/Michelin prototypes of Jani/Lotterer/Senna (+2 laps) and Beche/Laurent/Menezes, while the N°4 ByKolles and N°11 SMP Racing prototypes rounded out the top six. The LMP2 spoils went to G-Drive Racing (7th overall, Vergne/Rusinov/Pizzitola).

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Three different manufacturers finished on the day’s LM GTE Pro podium. Victory went to the N°66 Ford/Michelin of Mücke/Pla/Johnson, ahead of N°92 Porsche 911 RSR/Michelin (Christensen/Bruni, +13.931s). The N°71 Ferrari/Michelin clinched third place on the final lap when Davide Rigon found a way past Richard Lietz’s N°92 Porsche/Michelin. The pole-winning N°67 Ford/Michelin crashed out spectacularly early on at Le Raidillon (with Tincknell behind the wheel) and the N°51 Ferrari/Michelin lost ground following a tangle with another car.

There was a close battle towards the end in LM GTE Am, too, between Pedro Lamy (N°98 Aston Martin/Michelin) and Evan Alers-Hanzey (N°90 Aston Martin/Michelin TF Sport). The Portuguese veteran held on to win by just 221-thousandths of a second and notch up his 20th FIA WEC class success. The N°61 Ferrari/Michelin (Clearwater Racing) was third.

The next port of call for FIA WEC competitors will be the official test day ahead of the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours at the beginning of June.

FIA WRC

One-two joy for Toyota/Michelin in Turkey

The 2018 Rally Turkey saw Michelin LTX Force-equipped Toyota Yaris WRCs come first and second in the hands of winner Ott Tänak and Jari-Matti Latvala. Hyundai/Michelin’s Hayden Paddon completed the season’s roughest fixture in third spot. Michelin runners also monopolised the WRC2 podium.

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MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Dovizioso (Ducati Team / Michelin) takes home spoils at Misano

The GP Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Round 13 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship, saw Andrea Dovizioso claim his 11th premier class win. The Ducati Team / Michelin rider was joined on the podium by Marc Márquez (2nd, Repsol Honda Team / Michelin) and Cal Crutchlow (3rd, LCR Honda / Michelin).

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