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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.  

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MotoGP: Marc Marquez wins sensational Australian GP

The MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix – Round 16 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship – saw Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) claim his sixth victory of the season. The defending champion took a step closer to this year’s crown by finishing clear of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales. Title challenger Dovizioso was 13th.

MotoGP offered Phillip Island spectators a thrilling show as five riders took turns to lead the 27-lap clash. They were also treated to plenty of virile overtaking.

Local hero Jack Miller (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) was the first to appear in front after leaping from fifth on the grid to lead his home grand prix for the first four laps.

From Laps 5 to 8, it was Rossi who set the pace before succumbing to the year’s best-placed rookie Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) who topped the order until Lap 13.

The Italian swiftly recovered the initiative for the next three laps, before Zarco and Viñales traded top spot until Lap 20, which is when Marquez eased into first place.

The reigning champion – who, like Viñales, was running on medium and soft Michelin slicks front and rear respectively, while Rossi was on a medium rear – took advantage of the raging scrap for second between Rossi, Zarco and Viñales to pull clear over the last five laps.

Rossi and Zarco fought hard for the day’s silver medal which was bagged ultimately by the Italian, while Viñales managed to clinch third just metres from the finish line. MotoGP debutant Zarco ended up as the best-classified independent team rider, however, to extend his lead at the top of the table.

Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) was fifth, and Andrea Iannone (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR). Jack Miller, Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR), Bradley Smith (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) rounded out the top 10.

It was a sorry day, though, for Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) who squandered a valuable opportunity to score points by finishing no higher than 13th.

The championship’s provisional leader Marquez (269 points) is currently 33 points clear of the Italian with two rounds to come. Viñales (219) is now arithmetically out of the chase but ahead of team-mate Rossi (4th) who is a further 31 points adrift.

Next round: Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (October 27-29).

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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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