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MotoGP™: Dovizioso (Ducati Team / Michelin) takes home spoils at Misano

The GP Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Round 13 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship, saw Andrea Dovizioso claim his 11th premier class win. The Ducati Team / Michelin rider was joined on the podium by Marc Márquez (2nd, Repsol Honda Team / Michelin) and Cal Crutchlow (3rd, LCR Honda / Michelin).

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MotoGP™ - Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini - Racecard

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MotoGP: Dovizioso takes Malaysia win!

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) collected his sixth success of the year with victory at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship. Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) came second to notch up Ducati’s first one-two finish of the season, while Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) was third. Fourth place for Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) means the fight for the 2017 crown will be decided in Valence.

 

The campaign’s penultimate clash started in wet weather, with all the riders running on MICHELIN Power Rain tyres.

Johann Zarco – who was second on the grid, and who had opted for a combination of medium and soft compounds front and rear – got away to the best start. He led for the first eight laps of the 20-lap contest, pursued by Lorenzo (medium/medium). When the latter finally found a way past, the year’s number one rookie slipped back to third after Dovizioso (also medium/medium) took advantage of Lorenzo’s manoeuvre to steal second.

The Ducati pair then proceeded to post a sequence of quick times to pull clear of Zarco. A small error by Lorenzo at the end of Lap 16 allowed Dovizioso to ease ahead and go on to bag his second win in two years at Sepang. Meanwhile, second place was his teammate’s best result of 2017 and produced Ducati’s first one-two of the season.

Zarco held onto third, while Marquez didn’t seem to have the necessary speed to challenge for the day’s win. He was forced to settle for fourth spot, ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) who had qualified on pole position in dry conditions.

Despite starting the race from the pitlane following a problem during warm-up, Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing) was sixth over the line, chased by Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), Jack Miller (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing).

In the championship standings, Dovizioso has closed to within 21 points of Marquez with one race remaining. The title decision will consequently go down to the wire, although the Italian doesn’t face an easy task at the season’s finale in Valencia. Maverick Viñales is sure of the year’s bronze medal.

Next round: Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, Valencia, Spain (November 10-12, 2017)

FIA WRC

One-two joy for Toyota/Michelin in Turkey

The 2018 Rally Turkey saw Michelin LTX Force-equipped Toyota Yaris WRCs come first and second in the hands of winner Ott Tänak and Jari-Matti Latvala. Hyundai/Michelin’s Hayden Paddon completed the season’s roughest fixture in third spot. Michelin runners also monopolised the WRC2 podium.

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Rally Turkey - Racecard

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Rebellion/Michelin harvests Silverstone success

The disqualification of both Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050 Hybrids after the finish of the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone handed victory to the N°3 Rebellion/Michelin of Beche/Laurent/Menezes. Rebellion’s N°1 car (Jani/Lotterer) was second, while Ferrari/Michelin took the LM GTE Pro prize with the N°51 488 GTE of Pier Guidi/Calado. 

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Toyota’s Tänak secures second straight success

Ott Tänak (Toyota/Michelin) bounced back from his recent victory in Finland to win the 2018 ADAC Rallye Deutschland, ahead of Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin) and Esapekka Lappi (Toyota/Michelin). Sébastien Ogier (Ford/Michelin) was fourth.

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