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MotoGP™: ‘Win 3’ for Quartararo!

Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha Petronas SRT) collected his third win of the 2020 MotoGPTM World Championship in Spain, ahead of Team SUZUKI ECSTAR’s Joan Mir and Alex Rins. Cool weather for the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya (Round 9) saw the majority of the field start on soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear, while eight riders improved on last year’s fastest race lap. 

FIA WEC

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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MotoGP™: A sixth different winner and more records for Michelin at Misano

Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) has emerged as the 2020 MotoGPTM campaign’s sixth different victor after winning the Gran Premio TISSOT dell'Emilia Romagna e della Riviera di Rimini at Misano, Italy. Three different bikemakers finished on the afternoon’s podium, while the grip performance of the MICHELIN Power Slick contributed to a number of records tumbling.

FIA WRC

Evans (Toyota/Michelin) triumphs in Turkey

Just hours before celebrating their victory together at the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours, Toyota and Michelin took the top prize in Round 5 of this year’s FIA World Rally Championship. The laurels went to Welshman Elfyn Evans and his Michelin LTX Force-equipped Toyota Yaris WRC which scored the Franco/Japanese association’s 120th world-class rallying podium.

24H du Mans

Toyota and Michelin score Le Mans hat trick!

The partnership between Michelin and Toyota Gazoo Racing delivered a third consecutive triumph at Le Mans this weekend with the N°8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid crewed by Sébastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Kazuki Nakajima. Thanks to the long-lasting performance of its Pilot Sport range, Michelin not only succeeded in completing a record-breaking quintuple stint with a Rebellion prototype on the same four tyres, but also achieved a grand-slam result at the great French race for the second year running, accompanying United Autosports to victory in LMP2 and Aston Martins to the top step of the podium in LMGTE Pro and Am. Michelin dedicates these successes to all the passionate and loyal endurance racing fans who were unfortunately unable to attend the 88th edition of this legendary race which was held behind closed doors for the first time due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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FIA WEC - Le Mans 24 Hours - Raceguide

Le Mans is a motor racing classic, but for Michelin it is far more than that.Download our raceguide to discover it.

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MotoGP™: Morbidelli becomes 2020’s fifth different winner as records tumble in Italy

The Gran Premio Lenovo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Round 7 of the 2020 MotoGPTM World Championship in Italy, was won by Franco Morbidelli. The Petronas Yamaha SRT rider celebrated his maiden premier-class victory on the Misano podium with Francesco Bagnaia (2nd, Pramac Racing) and Joan Mir (3rd, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR). The day’s top three featured three different tyre pairings and as many different bikemakers to provide an eloquent illustration of the MICHELIN Power Slick range’s outstanding versatility.  

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MotoGP™ - Gran Premio Lenovo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini - Raceguide

One of the most technical and intricate layouts of the season and newly resurfaced, Misano is another challenge ahead for our MICHELIN Power tyres. Clic on the photos to download our raceguide and find out more about our tyre allocation.

FIA WRC

Michelin wins WRC’s 600th round with Tänak and Hyundai

Reigning world champion Ott Tänak steered his Michelin LTX Force-equipped Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC to victory on home soil at Rally Estonia on Sunday. Irishman Craig Breen made it a one-two finish for Hyundai, while Sébastien Ogier (Toyota) rounded out the weekend’s all-Michelin top-three.

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MotoGP: Oliveira wins bike racing’s 900th GP!

A dramatic last lap at Austria’s Red Bull Ring saw Miguel Oliveira clinch the first MotoGPTM win of his career, plus that of his team Red Bull KTM Tech 3. The Portuguese rider was joined on the podium of the BMW M Grand Prix of Styria (Round 6 of the 2020 MotoGPTM World Championship) by Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Racing). Premier class motorcycle racing’s 900th clash produced Michelin’s 438th grand prix victory, while Oliveira is the fourth different rider to have won a race this season and the 53rd to have taken the spoils on Michelin rubber. 

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MotoGP™: Ducati extends unbeaten Red Bull Ring record

The myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich – which was interrupted due to a spectacular crash involving Johann Zarco (Esponsorama Racing) and Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) – was won by Andrea Dovizioso. The Ducati Team rider was joined on the podium of the 2020 MotoGPTM World Championship’s fifth round by Joan Mir (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) and Jack Miller (Pramac Racing). The top-three finishers at Austria’s Red Bull Ring all ran different tyre pairings to provide further evidence of the MICHELIN Power Slick’s versatility.  

FIA WEC

Toyota and Michelin finish 1st and 2nd at Spa-Francorchamps

The 2020 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps saw the two Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050 Hybrids come first and second in Belgium in the hands of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez (N°7) and Buemi/Nakajima/Hartley (N°8). Showery weather made getting tyre strategies spot-on particularly vital but also highlighted the quality of the range provided by Michelin for the return of FIA WEC action.

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