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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™: Márquez (Repsol Honda Team/ Michelin) resumes winning ways at Aragon

The Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón was won for the third straight year by Marc Márquez. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team / Michelin) and Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar / Michelin) joined the Repsol Honda Team / Michelin star on the podium of Round 14 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship.

 

Márquez, who qualified third on the grid, made a last-minute swap from his original choice of hard-compound MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear to the soft rear.

The first of the afternoon’s 23 laps saw him emerge in second spot behind Dovizioso (hard-compound MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear) after the fall of pole-winner Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team / Michelin) through the opening turn.

The reigning champion then waited until Lap 14 before making an initial move on Dovizioso but the Italian recovered the lead two laps later.

With five laps remaining, Iannone – who had been battling for third with Team Suzuki Ecstar / Michelin team-mate Alex Rins – made contact with Márquez to join the challenge for the victory. Both Team Suzuki Ecstar riders had opted for hard and soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear.

After taking control again three laps from the flag, Márquez successfully kept his Italian chasers at bay to collect his sixth win of the season and his first since the Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. He crossed the line six-tenths clear of Dovizioso, while Iannone made it three different bikemakers on the Aragon podium.

Rins ended up fourth, ahead of Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team), and a fine ride from Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini / Michelin) bagged sixth place.

Danilo Petrucci (Alma Pramac Racing / Michelin) was seventh and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP / Michelin) fought back from 17th place at one stage to eighth at the flag. Jack Miller (Alma Pramac Racing / Michelin) and Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP / Michelin) were the day’s other top-10 finishers.

The Spanish race saw the field opt for five of the six different tyre combinations available:

-        12 riders on hard/hard

-        3 riders on medium/soft

-        3 riders on medium/hard

-        1 rider on soft/soft

-        4 riders on hard/soft

Márquez (246 points) is now 72 and 87 points clear of Dovizioso and Rossi respectively at the top of the provisional Riders’ standings.

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Next round: Thailand, Buriram (October 5-7).

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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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