Michelin named official MotoGP tyre supplier until 2023

Dorna Sports has confirmed that Michelin will continue to be the official supplier of tyres to the MotoGPTM World Championship for five additional seasons over and above the existing arrangement. The contract’s extension until 2023 was announced today at this weekend’s MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in the presence of Michelin Motorsport Director Pascal Couasnon and Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports. 


MotoGP: Michelin® to partner the 2018 Australian Grand Prix

For the third year running, Michelin will be the title sponsor of the Australian Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island (October 26-28) promises to be one of the most spectacular races of the season.


MotoGP: Dovizioso grabs Austria success

The NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, Round 11 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship, saw Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) claim his third win of the season. The Italian was follow over the line at the Red Bull Ring by Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.


Dovizioso and Marquez produced a thrilling scrap in Austria where the Ducati rider – running on medium- and soft-compound MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear – took revenge by a margin of just 176-thousandths of a second after being defeated by his then team-mate Andrea Iannone by six-tenths at the same venue last year!

Dovizioso lined up second on the grid behind Marquez but fell back a slot when third-placed Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) leapfrogged into the lead.

With 11 laps completed, Marquez – running on a combination of medium and hard MICHELIN Power Slicks – took control as Dovizioso tucked into the Spaniard’s slipstream. The two riders then traded top spot several times until Dovizioso succeeded in holding off his rival through the ultimate turn to earn the fifth victory of his MotoGP career.

Pedrosa’s consistent run was rewarded with third place and his 110th podium finish in bike racing’s premier series.

Lorenzo ended up fourth, chased by the best-placed independent team rider Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) who posted a new race lap record of 1m24.312s.

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), Alvaro Bautista (Pull&Bear Aspar Team), Loris Baz (Reale Avintia Racing) and wildcard entry Mika Kallio (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) rounded out the afternoon’s top 10.

Dovizioso’s triumph has taken him to second in the provisional standings on 158 points, behind Marquez (174). Viñales (150) has dropped to third but is nine points clear of Yamaha team-mate Rossi.

Next round: British Grand Prix, Silverstone (August 25-27).

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ABB FIA Formula E: Michelin reveals the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport

The 2018 Geneva Motor Show has seen Michelin reveal the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport that will equip the latest-generation FIA ABB Formula E Championship all-electric cars when Season 5 (2018/2019) gets going at the end of the year. 

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Daniel Abt claims maiden Formula E success

Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin) notched up the first Formula E victory of his career at Saturday’s Mexico City E-Prix. The German was joined on the podium by Oliver Turvey (2nd, NextEv NIO Sport/Michelin) and Sébastien Buemi (3rd, Renault e.dams/Michelin). 


Sweden revenge for ice-cool Neuville

After cruelly missing out on last year’s Rally Sweden win, Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin) bounced back this week to win the 66th running of the winter classic, ahead of Craig Breen (Citroën C3 WRC/Michelin) and team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen. World champion Sébastien Ogier (Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin) was penalised by his running order and could manage no better than 10th at the flag.

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Michelin targeting a 21st Le Mans victory

The ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) has published the list of the 60 competitors it has invited to contest this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Michelin, which is unbeaten in the French endurance classic since 1998, is targeting a 21st consecutive victory this time around, and its 27th in total since the race was first organised in 1923.

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