FIA Formula E

Porsche takes Mexico win with Michelin

Michelin and its longstanding partner Porsche claimed an assertive one-two finish in the 2022 Mexico City E-Prix as Pascal Wehrlein scored his maiden ABB FIA Formula E World Championship success ahead of team-mate André Lotterer.

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Diriyah E-Prix: Mercedes and Michelin light up the Saudi sky

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV rose to the various challenges it faced in Diriyah, near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to help defending champ Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ FE Team) and last season’s runner-up Edoardo Mortara (RoKit Venturi Racing) to claim the first two rounds of the 2021/2022 FIA ABB Formula E World Championship.

FIA Formula E

Double tops for Jaguar/Michelin in Rome

Mitch Evans steered his Michelin Pilot Sport EV-equipped Jaguar I-Type-5 to both wins at the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s double-header in Rome, Italy. Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin) emerged from the weekend at the top of the provisional Drivers’ standings ahead of the Monaco E-Prix on April 30.

Circuito Cittadino de l’EUR in Rome’s EUR district to the south of the city is the longest (3.380km) and one of the most challenging venues of the season, and its 19 turns invariably provide plenty of exciting action. This year again, the 22 drivers were able to showcase their skills thanks to the performance and longevity of their Michelin Pilot Sport EV tires which took the 100 or so adrenalin-filled kilometers covered during the weekend in their stride.

“The conditions were dry on both days but we had some big fluctuations in the track temperature,” says Mirko Pirracchio, the manager of Michelin Motorsport’s Formula E program. “The Michelin Pilot Sport EV has a particularly wide operating window, though, and this versatility, combined with its outstanding longevity, enabled the drivers to push hard throughout and entertain us with some great passing maneuvers all the way to the flag.”

Saturday’s race saw Evans take an assertive victory from ninth on the grid, and he was in winning form in the streets of Rome again the next day, unfazed by the numerous collisions and Safety Car interruptions.

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Vergne earned sufficient points by qualifying for Sunday’s clash on pole position and securing second place to ease into the provisional lead of the 2022 Drivers’ standings, while Dutchman Robin Frijns (Envision Racing/Michelin) bagged two podium finishes.

Round 6 of the championship will take teams to the streets of Monaco on April 30.

Final positions – Race 1:
1. Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing), 27 laps
2. Robin Frijns (Envision Racing), +5.703s
3. Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes EQ FE Team), +6.966s
4. Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah), +7.553s
5. Sam Bird (Jaguar TCS Racing), +7.877s
Etc.

Final positions – Race 2:
1. Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing), 27 laps
2. Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah), +0.584s
3. Robin Frijns (Envision Racing), +1.606s
4. André Lotterer (TAG Heuer Porsche FE Team), +2.093s
5. Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes EQ FE Team), +2.756s
Etc.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Aleix Espargaro and Aprilia claim landmark win in Argentina

Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) collected the first victory of his MotoGPTM career at Sunday’s Gran Premio Michelin® de la República Argentina, third round of the 2022 world championship. The shortened weekend in Termas de Rio Hondo saw him emerge as the 59th grand prix-winner on Michelin tires after beating Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing) and Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR). Once again, three different riders figured on the podium to showcase the versatility of the MICHELIN Power range.  

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Oliveira masterclass in Mandalika rain

Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) took advantage of the grip provided by his MICHELIN Power Rain tires to produce a flawless run in wet conditions at the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia, round two of the MotoGPTM World Championship. He was joined on the podium by defending champ Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Johan Zarco (Pramac Racing) who made it three different bike-makers in the top-three.

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Alpine and Michelin, 44 years on…

Practically 44 years after winning Le Mans together on June 11, 1978, Alpine and Michelin rekindled their successful relationship in world-class endurance racing by claiming Friday’s 1,000 Miles of Sebring, opening round of this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship

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Michelin’s Super Sebring assault

This weekend’s bill at the Sebring International Raceway in Florida, USA, stars both the 1,000 Miles of Sebring (Round 1 of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship) and the 12 Hours of Sebring (Round 2 of this year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship). The Super Sebring meeting promises to be a busy few days for Michelin and its partners.

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