MotoGP: next stop Misano

Round 13 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship will take teams to Misano, on the Adriatic coast, for the Gran Premio Tribul Mastercard di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini. For the very first time, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) tops the standings ahead of the Italian round. 


MotoGP: Dovizioso reaps Silverstone honours

The Octo British Grand Prix – Round 12 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship – was won by Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) who is the new Riders’ standings leader. Second and third at Silverstone were Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP). 


MotoGP: Marquez wins rainy Misano clash

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) won the Tribul Mastercard GP S. Marino e Riviera di Rimini (Round 13 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship) which was marked by wet weather. Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) were second and third respectively.

Extremely wet conditions led all 23 riders to choose soft-compound MICHELIN Power Rain tyres for the start which saw Jorge Lorenzo leap into the lead from fifth on the grid, chased by Marquez and Dovizioso. The Ducati rider held on until a mistake six laps into the race.

Top spot was inherited by Petrucci who had moved up to second. He held firm but was ultimately passed by Marquez last time round when the defending champ posted the day’s fastest race lap to clinch his fourth win of the season.

Dovizioso’s cautious run was rewarded with third place and his first podium finish at Misano.  

Pole-sitter Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) failed to challenge for the win and had to settle for fourth, ahead of Ducati test rider and wild-card entry Michele Pirro (Ducati Team).

Jack Miller (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) was sixth, chased by Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Racing).

Alex Rins (8th, Team Suzuki Ecstar) claimed his best MotoGP result to date, with Jonas Folger (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) and Bradley Smith (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) finishing ninth and tenth. Johann Zarco (15th, Monster Yamaha Tech 3) pocketed a point despite running out of fuel just short of the chequered flag.

Marquez and Dovizioso (199 points) are now equal top in the provisional Riders’ standings. Viñales (187) is third and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) is still fourth despite not racing this weekend.

Next round: Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón, Spain (September 22-24).


New look for world class endurance racing

Created in 2012, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is to undergo significant changes from next season when the series will straddle two calendar years (2018/2019) and conclude with the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours. The LMP1 cars will run to new technical regulations. As a participant in the FIA WEC since the outset, Michelin approves the latest moves.  


Porsche/Michelin enjoys Mexican fiesta

The 6 Hours of Mexico saw Porsche Team claim its second one-two finish in as many rounds of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, with the N°2 Porsche 919 Hybrid/Michelin (Bernhard/Bamber/Hartley) securing top spot ahead of the N°1 sister prototype (Jani/Lotterer/Tandy). The N°8 and N°7 Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050 Hybrids were third and fourth at Mexico City’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.    


First Germany triumph for Ford/Michelin

Ott Tanak collected the second win of his WRC career and earned Ford/M-Sport’s maiden ADAC Rallye Deutschland victory today in Germany. Third place behind Andreas Mikkelsen (Citroën/Michelin) enabled Sébastien Ogier (Ford/Michelin) to recover the Drivers’ championship lead from Thierry Neuville. Pontus Tidemand (Skoda/Michelin) is the 2017 WRC2 world champion.

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Di Grassi and Renault e.dams secure 2016/2017 Formula E titles

The last meeting of the 2016/2017 Formula E Championship saw Brazil’s Lucas di Grassi (Abt-Schaeffler Audi Sport) and Renault-e.dams/Michelin clinch the Drivers’ and Teams’ titles in Montreal, Canada.

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