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 reaps Silverstone honours

The Octo British Grand Prix – Round 12 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship – was won by Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) who is the new Riders’ standings leader. Second and third at Silverstone were Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP).


With his Ducati running on hard-compound Michelin Power Slicks front and rear, and despite qualifying a lowly sixth on the grid, Dovizioso formed part of the small group comprising Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), Viñales and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) that set out to chase early leader Rossi who was taking part in his 300th grand prix at this level.

Running on the same rubber as Dovizioso, the Yamaha rider had leapt into first place from the second row of the grid and went on to pull out a cushion of around a second before being passed by his Ducati rival with three laps remaining. The same lap saw Viñales ease past his Italian team-mate to clinch second spot.

Rossi posted a new lap race record third time round, but his benchmark was then bettered by Viñales and Marquez (2m1.560s) on Laps 4 and 7 respectively.

The world champion failed to finish, however, due to an engine failure on Lap 14 while running third.

Crutchlow finished his home round just shy of the podium, while fifth place ended up in the hands of Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team).

The top 10 was rounded out by Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3), Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Racing), Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Álvaro Bautista (Pull&Bear Aspar Team).

The combination of Dovizioso’s fourth victory of the year and Marquez’ retirement has produced a new leader at the top of the provisional leaderboard with six races to come. Dovizioso (183 points) has gone nine points clear of the defending champ, while Viñales (170) and Rossi (157) are third and fourth respectively.

Next round: San Marino Grand Prix, Misano, Italy (September 8-10).

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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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