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.


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.


More Nürburgring glory for Porsche and Michelin!

The 49th running of the Nürburgring 24 Hours – which was shortened to just 10 hours due to fog – was won by the Michelin-equipped Porsche 911 GT3 R of Manthey Racing’s Estre/Cairoli/Kern/Christensen who earned the tire firm’s 21st victory in the notoriously punishing German classic since 1992.

Endurance races around the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife are rarely straightforward affairs. If the 25.378-kilometre, 70-turn loop wasn’t tough enough in itself, the challenge is more often than not heightened by the weather in Germany’s Eifel Mountains, whatever the time of year. And this time around was no exception, since a whole 14 hours of the race was truncated because of fog which shrouded the local forested hills from 9:30pm Saturday until 11:40am Sunday morning!

The surviving 10 hours were essentially marked by a delicate cocktail of wet, drying and dry conditions, but Michelin’s Pilot Sport range stepped up to the plate to collect the French manufacturer’s 21st win, along with an all-Michelin podium with three different carmakers – Porsche, BMW and Mercedes-AMG.


The winning N°911 Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R of Estre/Cairoli/Kern/Christensen finished eight seconds clear of Rowe Racing’s N°98 BMW M6 (Van der Linde/de Philippi/Tomczyk/Wittman), while the N°7 Mercedes-AMG GT3 (GetSpeed Performance, Marciello/Schiller/Juncadella/Götz) was third.

“This year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours produced another incredible race,” reports Pierre Alves, the manager of Michelin Motorsport’s endurance racing programs. “We had good weather for the different practice sessions but ominous clouds gathered for Saturday afternoon’s start, when the majority of the cars were on slicks. Most of the circuit was dry, but there were some wet and therefore tricky portions.

“When the heavens opened a few hours into the race, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport Full Wet enabled our partners to pull out big gaps over their rivals thanks to lap-time differences of up to 15 seconds! When action resumed after the long interruption, the track was still damp but our ‘cold weather’ slick did a magnificent job before our partners switched to medium slicks until the finish. All the different types of tire we had at the Nürburgring were used, across the full spectrum of conditions!”

The result was Porsche’s eighth Nürburgring 24 Hours victory on Michelin rubber and follows the brands’ joint successes in the two rounds contested so far in this season’s NLS endurance racing series which takes place exclusively at the German circuit.

FIA Formula E

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.

FIA Formula E

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.


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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