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The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV takes bite out of the Big Apple

The traction performance delivered by the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV Formula E tire helped Germany’s Maximilian Günther (BMW I Andretti Motorsport) and Sam Bird (Jaguar Racing) to claim the weekend’s two New York E-Prix at Brooklyn’s riverside circuit.

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Da Costa and the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV co-reign in Monaco

Defending champion Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah) steered his MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV-equipped all-electric single-seater to glory in the Principality of Monaco which, for the first time, hosted Formula E action around the long version of its famous circuit.

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Brits rule in London on Michelin rubber

The 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s London races were won by Britons Jake Dennis (BMW I Andretti Motorsport) and Alex Lynn (Mahindra Racing). The last appearance of the all-electric competition’s MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV-equipped cars this season will be the finale in Berlin, Germany, on August 14-15.

Formula E celebrated its first visit to the British capital since 2016 with a new venue that combined indoor and outdoor action at the city’s ExCel exhibition center. The technically-challenging track provided plenty of drama, with numerous spectacular collisions and passing moves.

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV provided yet another demonstration of its versatility in London, especially during free practice when the outdoors section was wet and the covered indoors portion entirely dry. Given that Formula E’s regulations only authorize a single tire for the entire season, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV was designed from the outset to cover all types of weather, just like the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV which the brand markets for electric and hybrid road cars.

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Dennis, the winner of Race 1, and Lynn, who imitated his compatriot the following day, were both understandably thrilled to win their home rounds, but it proved a good weekend too for Dutchmen Nyck de Vries and Robin Frijns who have moved into commanding positions in the provisional standings ahead of the season’s finale in Berlin.

The weekend’s first e-prix saw Lynn get away strongly from pole position but he was forced to relinquish the lead to Dennis who was aided by BMW’s smart Attack Mode strategy. De Vries clinched second spot thanks to some superb overtaking maneuvers.

The early part of the second e-prix was dominated by pole-winner Stoffel Vandoorne until a tangle with second-placed Oliver Rowland (Nissan e.dams) put Lynn in front, albeit on paper, because Lucas di Grassi managed to take the lead by driving through the pit-lane during a safety car period, a tactic that was judged illicit by the stewards. The Brazilian was ultimately black-flagged, allowing Lynn to collect his first-ever Formula E victory and earn Mahindra Racing’s first success in in two seasons.

The London weekend saw the distance completed by Formula E’s 20 different Michelin-equipped winners since the championship’s creation in 2014 pass the threshold of 7,000 kilometers. Michelin is a founding partner of the series.

Season 7 will conclude with a double-header finale in Berlin, Germany, on August 14-15.

Race 1 – Final positions:

  1. Jake Dennis (BMW I Andretti Motorsport), 33 laps
  2. Nyck de Vries (Mercedes EQ Formula E Team), +5.341s
  3. Alex Lynn (Mahindra Racing), +6.946s
  4. André Lotterer (TAG Heuer Porsche FE Team), +10.699s
  5. René Rast (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), +11.427s

Etc.

Race 2 – Final positions:

  1. Alex Lynn (Mahindra Racing), 30 laps
  2. Nyck de Vries (Mercedes EQ Formula E Team), +0.599s
  3. Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing), +6.257s
  4. Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing), +6.682s
  5. Pascal Werhlein (TAG Heuer Porsche FE Team), +9.212s

Etc.

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Monza glory for Toyota/Michelin

The 6 Hours of Monza – Round 3 of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship – was won by the MICHELIN Pilot Sport-equipped N°7 Toyota GR010 Hybrid of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez. The Italian fixture was the last race before this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours on August 21-22.

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From virtual to reality

Michelin Motorsport, Clermont-Ferrand, France – February, 2020: On completion of the design phase, a digital version of the MICHELIN Pilot Sport for endurance racing’s new Hypercar class was produced for the purpose of simulator testing, ahead of the real thing’s manufacture and eventual sign-off a few months later.

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MotoGP™: Quartararo wins as Michelin posts more records at Assen

Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) took his fourth win of the 2021 MotoGPTM campaign at Round 9, the Motul TT Assen. The championship leader finished clear of team-mate Maverick Viñales and the outgoing champ Joan Mir (Team SUZUKI ECSTA). The grip and consistency of the MICHELIN Power Slick range contributed to the establishment of new track-lap, fastest race-lap and race-duration records for the Dutch venue.  

ABB FIA Formula E: Audi and Venturi claim Puebla victories

Rounds 8 and 9 of the 2020/2021 FIA Formula E World Championship in Puebla, Mexico, were won respectively by Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) and Edoardo Mortara (RoKit Venturi Racing) on MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV tires. 

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