MotoGP™: Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team/Michelin) takes Sepang spoils

The Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, penultimate round of the 2018 MotoGPTM Word Championship, was won by Marc Márquez. The recently-crowned champion was joined on the Sepang podium by Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR/Michelin) and Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3/Michelin). The result settled the Manufacturers’ title chase in favour of Honda.  


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MotoGP™: Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team / Michelin) seals 2018 title with Japan win

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team / Michelin) won the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, Round 16 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship, to make sure of his fifth crown in motorcycle racing’s premier series, and his seventh in total. The Spaniard was joined on the Motegi podium by Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda / Michelin) and Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar / Michelin).


Despite qualifying sixth on the grid, Marquez got away to a strong start on medium-compound MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear to complete the first of the afternoon’s 24 laps in second place, behind pole-winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team / Michelin). The championship pace-setter defended his position for the first four laps but briefly fell to third spot behind Crutchlow during Laps 5 and 6.

He then managed to close the gap to Dovizioso again and, after an initial attempt to pass on Lap 14, he finally eased into the lead on Lap 21 in the knowledge that victory would put the seal on the 2018 Riders’ title. Two laps later his mission was facilitated when Dovizioso fell.

Second place for Crutchlow produced a one-two finish for Honda on home soil, while Rins ended up third for Suzuki, ahead of Valentino Rossi (4th, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP / Michelin) and Alvaro Bautista (5th, Angel Nieto Team / Michelin).

Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3 / Michelin) had to settle for sixth after failing to catch the leading pack due to a poor getaway from second on the grid.

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP / Michelin), Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team / Michelin), Danilo Petrucci (Alma Pramac Racing/ Michelin) and Hafizh Syahrin (Monster Yamaha Tech 3 / Michelin) rounded out the day’s top 10.

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team / Michelin) did not start the race.

Four of the six available Michelin tyre specs were chosen for the grand prix, with only the ‘hard’ front and rear options failing to earn the favours of any of the riders.

At the age of 25 years and 246 days, Márquez is the youngest rider to have won seven motorcycle racing titles, including five at MotoGPTM level in the space of just six years. He joins Mick Doohan, Rossi and Giacomo Agostini as one of only four men to have notched up five crowns or more in the sport’s premier series. The Spaniard also equals Doohan’s record score of titles with the same bike maker (Honda).

With three races still to come, Dovizioso (194 points) is second in the provisional standings, nine points clear of Rossi.

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Loeb, Citroën and Michelin return to their winning ways!

More than five years after his most recent WRC success, Sébastien Loeb (Citroën/Michelin) notched up the 79th world class win of his career this weekend in Spain. The Frenchman was chased over the line by Sébastien Ogier, who has recovered the championship lead, and the latter’s Ford/Michelin team-mate Elfyn Evans. The Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles will be settled in Australia.  


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FIA Formula E: Michelin and the Gen2 cars in action at Valencia

Formula E’s latest-generation, all-electric, Michelin Pilot Sport-equipped ‘Gen2’ single-seaters were in action this week at Valencia, Spain, where an official test was organised to allow teams to prepare for the 2018/2019 championship’s opening clash in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December 15.


One-two success at home for Toyota!

Toyota Gazoo Racing took a predictable win at Fuji Speedway, Japan, on Sunday. Top prize went to the N°7 TS050 Hybrid/Michelin of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez, while Buemi/Nakajima/Alonso (N°8) made it a one-two finish for the Japanese squad on home soil. Porsche/Michelin came first in both LM GTE classes. 

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