MotoGP: back to Europe

While the first three races of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship took place ‘overseas’, round four brings the teams back to Europe for this weekend’s Gran Premio Red Bull de España at Jerez, Spain.

2017 Dakar Rally: Michelin’s 34th Dakar victory on two wheels

The first Dakar victory of British biker Sam Sunderland (KTM Factory Team-Michelin) notched up Michelin’s 34th success on the famous cross-country rally. 

Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences wins FIM Endurance World Cup

Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences took first place at the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring to claim the 2017 FIM Endurance World Cup for the best-placed Superstock entry.


A consistent 2017 FIM Endurance World Cup campaign by Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences’ Axel Maurin, Florian Alt and Bastien Mackels has earned the French outfit its first world title thanks to victory at the competition’s final round in Slovakia.

Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences, the only permanent Superstock team to run on MICHELIN Ultimate tyres, a freely available range aimed at all riders, clinched the trophy by a single point.

Having raced on Michelin rubber since 2013, the N°333 Yamaha reaped the benefit of its experience and hard, methodical work of recent years to provide a superb illustration of how motorsport can work hand-in-hand with social integration, since the programme is aimed at facilitating the inclusion of youngsters in difficulty.

“I would like to underline the exceptional performance put in by Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences,” said Michelin Motorsport Director Pascal Couasnon. “Since the beginning of our association with them in 2013, Yannick Lucot and his team have been total professionals, climbing higher up the ladder every year. A big ‘bravo’ to them all. Their achievement is especially remarkable in that its N°333 Yamaha is the only bike to race on MICHELIN Ultimate tyres – which are designed for amateurs and professionals alike – against some stiff opposition on what we term ‘confidential’ tyres. We are delighted to have been at their side all the way to the top step of the podium!”


MotoGP: teams head east to Japan

MotoGPTM kicks off the Pacific-Asian leg of the 2017 world championship this weekend with the Motul Grand Prix of Japan (Round 14), the first of three back-to-back races along with Australia and Malaysia. Provisional leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) stand out as the big favourites for this year’s title. 


Meeke bounces back in Spain for Citroën/Michelin

Citroën Racing’s Kris Meeke stemmed a recent barren spell with an emphatic victory on the 2017 RallyRACC Catalunya-Rally de España in his Michelin-equipped Citroën C3 WRC. The Ulsterman was followed over the line by M-Sport team-mates Sébastien Ogier and Ott Tanak (Ford Fiesta WRC/Michelin) whose efforts took the British outfit a step closer to its first Manufacturers’ crown since 2007. 


MotoGP: Honda’s Aragon one-two

The Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón – Round 14 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship – was won by Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), ahead of team-mate Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team). 


MotoGP: off to Aragon

The Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón, Round 14 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship, takes teams to Spain this weekend. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) are provisionally level at the top of the Riders’ standings.  

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