FIA Formula E

FIA Formula E: Michelin and the Gen2 cars in action at Valencia

Formula E’s latest-generation, all-electric, Michelin Pilot Sport-equipped ‘Gen2’ single-seaters were in action this week at Valencia, Spain, where an official test was organised to allow teams to prepare for the 2018/2019 championship’s opening clash in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December 15.

FIA Formula E

Vergne and Audi Sport secure 2017/2018 titles with Michelin

The New York City E-Prix saw Jean-Eric Vergne and Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin claim the 2017/2018 FIA ABB Formula E Drivers’ and Teams’ titles. Season 5 will kick off in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, on December 15 when the championship’s new-generation all-electric single-seaters will race for the first time on equally new Michelin tyres.

FIA Formula E

Formula-E: Bird earns Rome laurels

Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing) came out on top after a thrilling late scrap to win the inaugural Rome E-Prix. The Briton was chased home by Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) and André Lotterer (Techeetah).

Bird collected his seventh Formula-E victory after taking control when pole-winner Felix Rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing) parked up with rear suspension damage on Lap 22. The Virgin DS driver then shrugged off late pressure from a charging pack formed by defending champion di Grassi, Lotterer, Daniel Abt (Audi Sport), Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing) and Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams).

Evans and Buemi were unable to challenge for a top-three finish because of dwindling energy reserves, but di Grassi did his utmost to clinch his first success of Season 4. Bird held firm, though, to win by nine-tenths of a second.

Abt combined fourth place with the day’s fastest race lap, while Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah) rounded out the top five after fighting back following a tangle at the start with Alex Lynn. The Frenchman continues to top the provisional Drivers’ standings.

The relatively hilly circuit (2.860km) in Rome’s EUR district proved extremely technical. A multi-car shunt on Lap 16 saw the front-runners take advantage of the ensuing full-course yellow period to perform their car swaps, although Jérôme d’Ambrosio (Dragon) stayed out for two extra laps which enabled him to finish seventh, ahead of Maro Engel (Venturi Formula E Team)

Formula-E’s 40th E-Prix was the first of the 2017/2018 campaign to take place on European soil and will be followed by this year’s trip to Paris on April 28.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team/Michelin) takes Sepang spoils

The Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, penultimate round of the 2018 MotoGPTM Word Championship, was won by Marc Márquez. The recently-crowned champion was joined on the Sepang podium by Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR/Michelin) and Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3/Michelin). The result settled the Manufacturers’ title chase in favour of Honda.  

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™ - Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix - Racecard

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix and our tyre allocation.Clic on the photo to donwload the racecard

FIA WRC

Loeb, Citroën and Michelin return to their winning ways!

More than five years after his most recent WRC success, Sébastien Loeb (Citroën/Michelin) notched up the 79th world class win of his career this weekend in Spain. The Frenchman was chased over the line by Sébastien Ogier, who has recovered the championship lead, and the latter’s Ford/Michelin team-mate Elfyn Evans. The Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles will be settled in Australia.  

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP/Michelin) and Yamaha return to winning ways in Australia

The thrilling 2018 Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix (Round 17 of the MotoGPTM World Championship) was won by Maverick Viñales. The Yamaha rider was joined on the Phillip Island podium by Andrea Iannone (Ecstar Suzuki Team/Michelin) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team/Michelin) who made it three different bikemakers in the top three.  

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