MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Oliveira wins bike racing’s 900th GP!

A dramatic last lap at Austria’s Red Bull Ring saw Miguel Oliveira clinch the first MotoGPTM win of his career, plus that of his team Red Bull KTM Tech 3. The Portuguese rider was joined on the podium of the BMW M Grand Prix of Styria (Round 6 of the 2020 MotoGPTM World Championship) by Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Racing). Premier class motorcycle racing’s 900th clash produced Michelin’s 438th grand prix victory, while Oliveira is the fourth different rider to have won a race this season and the 53rd to have taken the spoils on Michelin rubber. 

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MotoGP™ - myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich - Raceguide

Just a few days after the Czech GP in Brno, the MICHELIN Power are ready to tackle the Red Bull Ring for the new 2 GPDownload our raceguide to miss anything about the back-back races.

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MotoGP™: Ducati extends unbeaten Red Bull Ring record

The myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich – which was interrupted due to a spectacular crash involving Johann Zarco (Esponsorama Racing) and Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) – was won by Andrea Dovizioso. The Ducati Team rider was joined on the podium of the 2020 MotoGPTM World Championship’s fifth round by Joan Mir (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) and Jack Miller (Pramac Racing). The top-three finishers at Austria’s Red Bull Ring all ran different tyre pairings to provide further evidence of the MICHELIN Power Slick’s versatility.

 

Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) appeared at the front of the field on the seventh of the afternoon’s 28 originally-planned laps, but the race was red-flagged shortly afterwards (Lap 9) following a frightening collision between Zarco and Morbidelli.

Once the debris had been cleared, the race was restarted, this time over a distance of 20 laps, with the grid-order based on the classification at the end of Lap 8. Espargaro initially defended his lead but was soon passed by Miller, chased by Dovizioso and Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR).

At the halfway point, the Italian – who has announced that he will not race for Ducati in 2021 – eased ahead, with Rins in his wake. The Suzuki rider appeared fleetingly in front on Lap 12 but crashed out immediately afterwards.

A series of quick, consistent laps allowed Dovizioso (medium/soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear, the same pairing that helped Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales to claim the 10th pole position of his career) to pull out a comfortable gap before securing his third win at the Red Bull Ring and earning Ducati’s 50th premier-class success. The Italian is the third different rider to have won one of the four grands prix contested so far this season.

Mir (medium MICHELIN Power Slicks) concluded a combative performance by passing Miller (3rd, soft MICHELIN Power Slicks) on the final lap to steal second place and celebrate the first MotoGPTM podium of his career.

Last weekend’s Czech Republic GP winner Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) finished fourth, ahead of Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) who made it four different bikemakers inside the top five. The 17 finishers were blanketed by just 28.609 seconds at the chequered flag.

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Five of the six available tyre specs were used in Austria, while the new MICHELIN Power Rain was able to be evaluated for the first time at a grand prix during the second and third free practice sessions.

Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) completed the distance in eighth spot and continues to top the provisional Riders’ standings on 67 points, ahead of Dovizioso (56) and Viñales (48).

Next round: BMW M Grand Prix of Styria, Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria (August 21-23).

FIA WRC

Michelin wins WRC’s 600th round with Tänak and Hyundai

Reigning world champion Ott Tänak steered his Michelin LTX Force-equipped Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC to victory on home soil at Rally Estonia on Sunday. Irishman Craig Breen made it a one-two finish for Hyundai, while Sébastien Ogier (Toyota) rounded out the weekend’s all-Michelin top-three.

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Toyota and Michelin finish 1st and 2nd at Spa-Francorchamps

The 2020 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps saw the two Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050 Hybrids come first and second in Belgium in the hands of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez (N°7) and Buemi/Nakajima/Hartley (N°8). Showery weather made getting tyre strategies spot-on particularly vital but also highlighted the quality of the range provided by Michelin for the return of FIA WEC action.

FIA Formula E

A Mercedes-Benz EQ/Michelin one-two wraps up 2019/2020 Formula E campaign

Formula E’s Season 6 concluded with a 69th win for the championship’s founding partner Michelin. The last of six races in Berlin saw Stoffel Vandoorne head a Mercedes-Benz EQ/Michelin one-two after Antonio Felix da Costa and DS Techeetah had secured the all-electric series’ Drivers’ and Constructors’ crowns with two rounds remaining.

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FIA WEC - 6 Heures de Spa - Raceguide

The FIA World Endurance Championship is back with the 6 Hours of Spa.Download our raceguide to know everything about the race and the Michelin tyres.

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