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MotoGP™: Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP/Michelin) and Yamaha return to winning ways in Australia

The thrilling 2018 Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix (Round 17 of the MotoGPTM World Championship) was won by Maverick Viñales. The Yamaha rider was joined on the Phillip Island podium by Andrea Iannone (Ecstar Suzuki Team/Michelin) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team/Michelin) who made it three different bikemakers in the top three.  

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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.

 

Márquez topped qualifying but a six-place penalty relegated the Spaniard to seventh on the grid, behind pole-sitter Zarco.

Equipped with Medium MICHELIN Power Slicks front and Soft rear, it was second-placed Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP/Michelin) who got away to the best start, however, to lead through Turn 1 and complete the first of the race’s 20 laps ahead of Zarco and Jack Miller (Alma Pramac Racing Team/Michelin).

A sequence of strong laps then helped the Yamaha ace to pull clear of his chasers and only Márquez – who was up to second place by Lap 5 – managed to match the Italian’s pace before a mistake on Lap 17 ruined the latter’s hopes of securing his first victory of the season.

Márquez went on to claim his ninth win of the campaign (his 44th in motorcycle racing’s premier series and his 20th on Michelin rubber) and put the seal on Honda’s 24th Manufacturers’ crown.

Rins was rewarded for an incisive fightback from eight on the grid with second place at the flag after squeezing past Zarco last time around. The Suzuki rider was also accredited with the fastest race lap.

Third place for Zarco allowed the Frenchman to recover the lead in the provisional Independent Team Rider standings, a point clear of Cal Crutchlow who was forced to sit out the Malaysian round.

Maverik Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP/Michelin), Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team/Michelin), Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team/Michelin), Alvaro Bautista (Angel Nieto Team/Michelin), Miller, Danilo Petrucci (Alma Pramac Racing Team/Michelin) and local hero Hafizh Syarhin (Monster Yamaha Tech 3/Michelin) rounded out the afternoon’s Top 10.

The majority of the field chose Medium MICHELIN Power Slicks front and Soft rear for Sepang, although Miller went for the medium option and Scott Redding (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini/Michelin) and Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS / Michelin) chose to combine a hard front with a soft rear.

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With Márquez (321 points) already sure of the 2018 title, second-placed Dovizioso (220) has gone 25 points clear of Rossi in the Riders’ classification and is now sure of the pocketing season’s silver medal.

Next round: Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, Valencia, Spain (November 16-18).

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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.

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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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