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MotoGP™ - Alex Rins stems Marc Márquez’s Austin supremacy

The 2019 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, Round 3 of the MotoGPTM World Championship, saw Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) claim the first MotoGPTM win of his career. Valentino Rossi (2nd, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Jack Miller (3rd, Pramac Racing) made it three different bike manufacturers on the Texan podium. 

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The Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas plays host to the third stop of the season. All you ever wanted to know about the #AmericasGP by downloading our racecard. 

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MotoGP™: Assertive win for Márquez (Repsol Honda Team/Michelin) in Argentina

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team/Michelin) followed up his domination of free practice for the Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina with an assertive win on race day. The Spaniard was joined on the podium of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship’s second round by Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP/Michelin) and Andrea Dovizioso (Mission Winnow Ducati/Michelin).

 

With the track temperature standing at40°C, Márquez started the race from pole position on hard- and soft-compound MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear. After holding his lead at lights out, he immediately set a blistering pace and posted his fastest lap of the afternoon second time around. His speed and consistency earned him a safety margin of eight seconds by Lap 10 and he went on to take the chequered flag almost 10 seconds clear of Rossi.

Dovizioso, who opted for the same tyre pairing as Márquez, and Rossi, who chose a medium rear, started from third and fourth on the grid but soon found themselves battling for second place. Dovizioso held the position for the first eight laps until his compatriot found a way past on Lap 9. The Ducati star then recovered second place on Lap 14, but the nine-time world champion tucked in behind and succeeded in out-braking his rival on the last lap to clinch second place and his first podium finish in nine races.

The best-placed independent team rider was Jack Miller (Pramac Racing/Michelin) who finished fourth overall, ahead of Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR/Michelin) who fought his way to fifth spot from 16th on the grid.

Danilo Petrucci (Mission Winnow Ducati/Michelin), Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda/Michelin), the day’s best rookie Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT/Michelin), Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini/Michelin) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing/Michelin) rounded out the top 10 which featured six different makes.

Five of the six tyre specifications provided by Michelin for the South American fixture were used and the combination of their consistency and grip notably allowed Márquez to complete more than half of the 25 laps in under 1m40s. 

tyre choice

 

The Spaniard’s 45th premier class win has taken him to the top of the 2019 championship’s provisional standings with a score of 45 points ahead of the trip to Austin, Texas, USA, where he has never been beaten. Dovizioso (41 points) and Rossi (31) are second and third.

Next round: Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, Austin, Texas, USA (April 12-14).

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Maiden Formula E wins for Jaguar and Evans

The 2019 Rome E-Prix saw Mitch Evans earn his and Panasonic Jaguar Racing/Michelin’s first ever victory in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The New Zealander was joined on the podium by pole-winner André Lotterer (DS Techeetah/Michelin) and Stoffel Vandoorne (HWA Racelab/Michelin).

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FIA Formula E - 2019 Geox Rome E-Prix - Racecard

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More than 7,500 WRC stage victories* for Michelin rubber!

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Formula E: The Michelin Pilot Sport: tried and approved in many different conditions

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