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MotoGP™ - Danilo Petrucci earns maiden MotoGPTM victory at Mugello

Danilo Petrucci claimed the first premier-class win of his career at his home race on an Italian bike. The Ducati Team rider earned rapturous applause from the local fans when he was first across the line at Mugello, home of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship’s sixth round. Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Petrucci’s team-mate Andrea Dovizioso were second and third. The performance of Michelin’s latest-generation MotoGPTM tyres contributed to the tumbling of several records.  

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MotoGP™ - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley - Racecard

All you need to know about the Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley, 6th round of the MotoGP championship. Click on the photo to download the racecard.

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MotoGP: Dovizioso steals Qatar limelight

The opening clash of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship at Losail, Qatar, was won by Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team). The Italian was joined on the podium by defending champ Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP).

Dovizioso started from fifth on the grid on medium and soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear but fell back three places during the opening lap, leaving polesitter Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) to set the early pace. The Italian soon started to fight his way back, however, to appear in third position by Lap 11, behind Zarco and Marquez.

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Dovizioso then squeezed past Marquez (hard/soft MICHELIN Power Slicks) and started to home in on the Frenchman who had failed to pull out a clear gap.

Five laps from home (Lap 18), the 2017 runner-up found a way past the Spaniard before a string of quick laps sewed up his first victory the year and the ninth of his career. He also claimed the fastest race lap (1m55.242s) on Lap 19 of the 22-lap grand prix.

Marquez was second over the line, just 0.027s adrift, while Rossi (medium/soft MICHELIN Power Slick Mediums) benefitted from a strong finish to secure third spot.

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Cal Crutchlow (4th, LCR Honda Castrol) was the first independent team rider home, ahead of fifth-placed Danilo Petrucci (Alma Pramac Racing).

The 2017 Qatar winner Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) fought back well to harvest sixth at the flag, chased by Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) who celebrated his 200th MotoGPTM start at Losail.

Zarco (medium/soft MICHELIN Power Slicks) was fastest in qualifying (with a record pole-winning lap of 1m53.680s) and led for the first 17 laps but had to settle for eighth place at the finish, followed by Andrea Iannone (9th, Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Jack Miller (10th, Alma Pramac Racing).

Next round: Termas de Rio Honda, Argentina (April 6-8)

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2019 LE MANS 24 HOURS - Long-lasting performance to the line, with Michelin…

This year, as always, Michelin’s mission at Le Mans is to provide the drivers of the 53 cars competing on its tyres with superior grip and long-lasting performance as it bids to extend the unbeaten spell it has enjoyed in the endurance racing classic since 1998. Meanwhile, Michelin is busy working on mobility for the future in association with the fuel cell-powered GreenGT prototype which will perform a parade lap of the French circuit. 

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Michelin’s first test of 2019 at Le Mans

The pre-Le Mans 24 Hours test day is the only opportunity teams get to test at the famous 13.626-kilometre track ahead of race-week itself. Unsurprisingly, Sunday’s order was dominated by the Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050 Hybrids.

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Portugal glory for Toyota/Michelin

Twenty-five years after their last win together on the event as a WRC round*, Toyota and Michelin claimed the top prize at this year’s Rally de Portugal thanks to Ott Tänak. Second and third were Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin) and Sébastien Ogier (Citroën/Michelin). With half of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship completed, Ogier tops the Provisional Drivers’ standings, two and ten points clear of his Estonian and Belgian rivals respectively. The new Skoda Fabia R5 Evo/Michelin got its career of to a flying start with a one-two finish in WRC2 Pro thanks to Kalle Rovanperä and Jan Kopecky.

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FIA WRC - Vodafone Rally de Portugal - Racecard

All you need to know abou the Vodafone Rally de Portugal, 7th round of World Rally Championship (WRC).Click on the photo to download the racecard.

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