FIA WEC

Second Spa success for the N°8 Toyota/Michelin!

The N°8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid/Michelin (Buemi/Nakajima/Alonso) overcame atrocious weather to secure its second straight victory at Spa-Francorchamps. The six-hour race was interrupted on several occasions due to hailstones and even snow. The other podium finishers were the N°3 Rebellion/Michelin N°3 (Berthon/Laurent/Menezes) and the N°11 BR1-AER/Michelin (Aleshin/Petrov/Vandoorne). In addition to securing the top prize in LMP2 with Dragonspeed’s N°31 Oreca-Gibson (Maldonado/Gonzalez/Davidson), Michelin also topped the LM GTE Pro and LM GTE Am classes with the N°97 Aston Martin (Martin/Lynn) and N°77 Dempsey-Proton Porsche (Ried/Pera/Campbell). Porsche and the N°92 crew Christensen/Estre are the 2018/2019 FIA WEC GT Manufacturers and Drivers champions with Michelin.

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FIA WEC - 6 Hours of Spa - Racecard

All you ever wanted to know about the 6 Hours of Spa, penultimate of the 2018/2019 World Endurance Championship (WEC) Super Season.Click on the photo to download the racecard.

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2018/2019 FIA WEC Prologue: 35 cars for Le Castellet shakedown

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) returns to Le Castellet, France, for this season’s official test. A field of 35 cars is expected to take advantage of the 30 hours of track time available over the weekend.

After organising its pre-season run at Monza, Italy, in 2017, the FIA WEC returns to Le Castellet for the pre-2018/2019 ‘Super Season’ Prologue. Twenty-seven of the 35 cars in Provence will appear on Michelin rubber.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing has taken two TS050 Hybrid prototypes to the south of France, with Conway, Buemi, Würz, Davidson and Lopez slated to share the driving. There will also be three BR Engineering cars (run by SMP Racing and Dragonspeed), plus two CEFC TRSM Racing Ginetta-Mecachromes and the ByKolles Enso CLM P1/01, while Rebellion will have one of its R13s at the test. All these new non-hybrid LMP1s will be fitted with Michelin tyres.

In addition, there will be seven LMP2 prototypes, namely two Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca07-Gibsons, plus similar cars run by TDS Racing and Dragonspeed, along with a Dallara (Racing Team Nederland), a LigierJSP217/Michelin (Larbre Compétition) and an Alpine A470 (Signatech-Alpine).

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All the championship’s LM GTE Pro teams will be in attendance, making a total of 10 cars, all on Michelins. The list features the new BMW M8 GTE and Aston Martin Vantage, plus the more familiar Ferrari 488 GTE, Ford GT and Porsche 911 RSR. Gimmi Bruni is making his FIA WEC comeback, in the colours of Porsche.

There will also be nine LM GTE Am cars at the Prologue, namely four Porsche 911 RSRs (Team Project 1, Dempsey-Proton Racing and Gulf Racing), three Ferrari 488 GTEs (Spirit of Race, Clearwater Racing and MR Racing) and two Aston Martin Vantages (AMR, TF Sport).

The lights go green at 10am on Friday, April 6.

FIA Formula E

Vergne scores second straight Formula E crown!

DS Techeetah/Michelin’s Jean-Eric Vergne emerged from the 2019 New York City E-Prix as the first driver in Formula E history to claim the title twice. The Frenchman successfully defended his 2017/2018 crown after the weekend’s doubleheader meeting in New York City, USA, which produced wins for Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams/Michelin) and Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing/Michelin). DS Techeetah/Michelin is Season 5’s Teams’ champion.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Marquez in control at the Sachsenring

Since the start of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has failed to go two consecutive races without winning. This weekend, true to form, the Spaniard bounced back from his Netherlands defeat to score an assertive victory at Germany’s Sachsenring where he was joined on the podium by Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol).

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MotoGP™ - HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland - Racecard

All you need to know about the HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, 9th round of the MotoGP championshipClic on the photo to download the racecard.

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MotoGP™: Viñales and Yamaha hit top form at Assen

The Motul TT Assen –round eight of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship – was won by Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales, ahead of Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT). Every one of the six Michelin tyre specifications available for the race was used, with three different specs making it onto the podium to provide a further illustration of the French products’ performance and versatility.

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