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MotoGP™: Márquez (Repsol Honda Team / Michelin), King of the ‘Ring

The 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship’s trip to Germany saw Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team/Michelin) collect his ninth straight win at the Sachsenring and his sixth there in motorcycle racing’s premier series, all from pole position. The Spaniard was joined on the Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland podium by Movistar Yamaha MotoGP/Michelin’s Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales. 

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MotoGP™: Lorenzo (Ducati Team/Michelin) on top again in Catalunya

The Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, Round 7 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship at Barcelona-Catalunya, was won by Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team/Michelin). The race produced the Majorcan’s second victory in a row for Ducati, ahead of the championship pace-setter Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team/Michelin) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP/Michelin).

 

Just as he did at Mugello, Lorenzo was in dominant form in Catalonia where he claimed his first pole position with Ducati. Despite being caught napping through the race’s first turn by both Marquez and Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar), his decision to run soft-compound MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear soon helped him to take the lead before lapping like clockwork for 24 laps on his way the 46th victory of his career.

The championship leader Marquez, who was on hard MICHELIN Power Slicks, was quickly outdistanced, although he still succeeded in crossing the line in second place.

Meanwhile, Rossi (soft MICHELIN Power Slicks) followed up podium finishes in Qatar, France and Italy with his fourth top-three result of the year from seven starts to emerge as Marquez’ closest threat in the 2018 title chase.

Briton Cal Crutchlow (medium and soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear) ended up just shy of the podium and as the best independent team rider with LCR Honda Castrol. Fifth was Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) who chose medium MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear.

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), Danilo Petrucci (Alma Pramac Racing), Alvaro Bautista (Angel Nieto Team) and Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar) rounded out the top 10. That said, only 14 riders reached the finish, with just 13 completing the distance on the same lap as the day’s winner. None of the race’s five rookies made it to the chequered flag.

Six of the seven tyre specifications available in Catalonia were used. Thirteen riders opted for soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear, including the winner Lorenzo. Marquez came second on hard MICHELIN Power Slicks all-round and Crutchlow was fourth on a combination of medium and soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear. Pedrosa was fifth on medium MICHELIN Power Slicks.

Marquez (115 points) has extended his lead at the top of the provisional championship standings, ahead of Rossi (88) and Viñales (77).

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Next round: Motul TT Assen, Netherlands (June 29-July 1).

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Vergne and Audi Sport secure 2017/2018 titles with Michelin

The New York City E-Prix saw Jean-Eric Vergne and Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin claim the 2017/2018 FIA ABB Formula E Drivers’ and Teams’ titles. Season 5 will kick off in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, on December 15 when the championship’s new-generation all-electric single-seaters will race for the first time on equally new Michelin tyres.

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Volkswagen and Michelin establish new Pikes Peak record!

After collecting four WRC Manufacturers’ titles together, Volkswagen and Michelin returned to their winning ways on Sunday with victory at the celebrated Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, USA. Frenchman Romain Dumas posted a new record for the course in the German make’s exciting I.D R full-electric prototype.

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Toyota/Michelin tastes Le Mans glory at last!

Toyota will be partying hard tonight after winning the famous Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time since its debut attempt at the world famous race in 1985. This time around, Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and the team’s star recruit Fernando Alonso delivered the necessary speed and reliability in their N°8 TS050-Hybrid/Michelin to spearhead a one-two finish for the Japanese carmaker, ahead of the N°7 sister car (+2 laps). Porsche/Michelin celebrated no-nonsense wins in LM GTE Pro and Am, while G-Drive Racing was unassailable in LMP2 with the N°26 Oreca07. True to its ‘Winning performance to the line’ claim, Michelin secured its 21st straight Le Mans success.

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