24H du Mans

Toyota/Michelin tastes Le Mans glory at last!

Toyota will be partying hard tonight after winning the famous Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time since its debut attempt at the world famous race in 1985. This time around, Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and the team’s star recruit Fernando Alonso delivered the necessary speed and reliability in their N°8 TS050-Hybrid/Michelin to spearhead a one-two finish for the Japanese carmaker, ahead of the N°7 sister car (+2 laps). Porsche/Michelin celebrated no-nonsense wins in LM GTE Pro and Am, while G-Drive Racing was unassailable in LMP2 with the N°26 Oreca07. True to its ‘Winning performance to the line’ claim, Michelin secured its 21st straight Le Mans success.

24H du Mans

H-7: Toyota still on target for Le Mans glory

The two Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050-Hybrids are running smoothly at the top of the order at Le Mans after 17 hours, with the N°8 car of Alonso/Buemi/Nakajima currently in front. The Japanese team has been running a quadruple stint strategy since the start. Porsche GT Team/Michelin’s N°92 and N°91 911 RSRs continue to set the pace in LM GTE Pro, and the German make leads the Am class, too. The N°26 G-Drive Oreca07 continues to stand out as the car to beat in LMP2. 

24H du Mans

Le Mans 2017: Michelin’s 20th Le Mans consecutive victory in numbers

Michelin won the Le Mans 24 Hours for the 20th straight year and for the third year in a row in association with Porsche after posting the fastest ever lap of the French circuit with Toyota.

 

20...

Michelin scored its 20th straight Le Mans victory on June 18, 2017

 46...

The number of different drivers who have won Le Mans on Michelin rubber since 1923

251.88...

The average speed (in kph) of the N°7 Toyota/Michelin during Kobayashi’s pole-winning lap in qualifying

 56...

The position in which the 2017 Le Mans-winning Porsche/Michelin (N°2) re-joined the race after spending 1h5m in its garage early on

5,001.23

The total distance covered by the winning Porsche/Michelin (N°2)

166...

The number of laps the N°1 Porsche/Michelin spent in the lead

 27...

The number of ‘Slow Zone’ periods

10...

The number of sets of Michelin slicks used by the winning Porsche

 655

The distance (km) covered by a single set of Michelin tyres on the N°17 Ligier (48 laps)

340.2

The highest speed (in kph) reached during the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours (N°4 Enso CLM P1/01/Michelin)

241...

The number of laps spent by the LM GTE Am-winning N°84 Ferrari in first place in its class

10...

The number of different cars that topped the LM GTE Pro order at Le Mans this year

27...

The lowest track temperature (°C) recorded during the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours (highest track temperature: 39°C)

2,450...

The number of Michelin tyres used during race week and the official pre-race Test Day

1...

The number of sets of Michelin intermediate tyres used (formation lap, N°17 Ligier)!

13,000...

The number of Michelin caps handed out in the circuit’s spectator ‘Village’

900...

The number of meals served to Michelin staff during Le Mans week

6,138...

The number wheel rotations during the N°7 Toyota/Michelin’s record-breaking lap of Le Mans during qualifying

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™

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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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