Michelin set to return to the FIM Endurance World Championship

Michelin is pleased to announce that it will be returning to the FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC) when racing resumes after the interruption forced by the Covid-19 pandemic. Its first outing will consequently be the 24 Heures Moto at Le Mans, France, at the end of August. Michelin plans to use its involvement in the FIM EWC to reaffirm its role as a leading player in motorcycle endurance racing which permits open competition between tyre brands.

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. 

Trial: Double win for Adam Raga in Japan

That’s not so often that Toni Bou (Montesa Michelin) didn’t got at least one win during a two days Grand Prix, and that’s what happened this weekend on the Twin Ring of Motegi (Japan) during the second round of the FIM Trial World Championship.

Coming to this race with a serious injury sustained while practicing before this event, Bou did a great performance in Japan and he saved with courage and pain two-second positions with a cracked rib! Only one of his rivals was able to beat him: Adam Raga (Gas Gas) who won both days, beating the reigning World Champion by sixteen marks on Saturday and only seven on Sunday. With this performance Raga is now back only one point behind Bou in the standings, before the third GP of the season scheduled in Corsica in one month.

Behind Raga and Bou, who dominates a round with high scores (26 marks for the winner on Saturday, and 40 on Sunday), Takahisa Fujinami (Montesa Michelin) and Albert Cabestany (Sherco Michelin) both enjoyed the podium one day, while Jeroni Fajardo only got two fifth positions and lost some positions in the rankings.

Results of the event

First day: 1.Raga (ESP, Gas Gas) ; 2.Bou (ESP, Montesa Michelin) ; 3.Fujinami (JAP, Montesa Michelin) ; 4.Cabestany (ESP, Sherco Michelin) ; 5.Fajardo (ESP, Beta Michelin) ; etc…

Second day: 1.Raga ; 2.Bou ; 3.Cabestany; 4.Fujinami ; 5.Fajardo ; etc…

Championship standings: 1.Bou, 71; 2.Raga, 70; 3.Fujinami, 58; 4.Fajardo, 52; 5.Cabestany, 51; etc…

 

MOTOGP™

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). 

MOTOGP™

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.  

FIA WRC

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).

MOTOGP™

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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