MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Marquez in control at the Sachsenring

Since the start of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has failed to go two consecutive races without winning. This weekend, true to form, the Spaniard bounced back from his Netherlands defeat to score an assertive victory at Germany’s Sachsenring where he was joined on the podium by Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol).

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MotoGP™ - HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland - Racecard

All you need to know about the HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, 9th round of the MotoGP championshipClic on the photo to download the 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).

FIA Formula E

Vergne scores second straight Formula E crown!

DS Techeetah/Michelin’s Jean-Eric Vergne emerged from the 2019 New York City E-Prix as the first driver in Formula E history to claim the title twice. The Frenchman successfully defended his 2017/2018 crown after the weekend’s doubleheader meeting in New York City, USA, which produced wins for Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams/Michelin) and Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing/Michelin). DS Techeetah/Michelin is Season 5’s Teams’ champion.

The Nürburgring 24 Hours delivers all-Michelin podium

Michelin runners monopolised the top three places at this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours with three different carmakers. The top prize went to the Phoenix-run N°4 Audi R8 LMS of Kaffer/Stippler/Vervisch/Vanthoor, ahead of the N°911 Porsche 911 GT3-R (Manthey Racing, Bamber/Estre/Christensen/Vanthoor) and N°3 Mercedes-AMG GT3 (Black Falcon, Buhk/Haupt/Jaeger/Stolz). 

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Formula E success for Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin) in Bern

Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin) followed up victory in qualifying for the Bern E-Prix with a flag-to-flag win that has extended his lead in the Drivers’ standings ahead of the 2018/2019 FIA Formula E Championship’s two-race finale in New York. The Frenchman was followed over the line in Switzerland by Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing), Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams) and André Lotterer (DS Techeetah).

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ABB FIA Formula E - 2019 Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix - Racecard

All you ever wanted to know about the Bern E-Prix.Click on the photo to download the racecard.

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