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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: Marquez seals 2017 title as Pedrosa earns Valencia win

The 18th and final round of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship – the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana (30 laps) – was won by Dani Pedrosa. Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and the new world champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) were second and third.

 

Pole-winner Marquez – who chose hard- and soft-compound MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear – set the pace for the first three laps before being passed by Zarco (soft/soft) who was second in qualifying.

The French youngster, who had already clinched the 2017 Rookie of the Year and Best Independent Rider crowns, valiantly defended top spot. However, despite posting the fastest race lap fourth time round (1m31.576s), he failed to pull clear of his chasers.

Meanwhile, Pedrosa (hard/medium tyres) took advantage of a mistake by Marquez on Lap 24 to ease into second place, while the reigning champion slipped back to fifth.

On the ultimate lap, Pedrosa deprived Zarco of his first MotoGP success to notch up his second victory of the season. The Frenchman ended up second.

Marquez inherited third place when factory Ducati riders Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso fell from fourth and fifth positions respectively.

Álex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) rounded out the day’s top five, ahead of Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar), Jack Miller (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda), Michele Pirro (Ducati Team) and Tito Rabat (EG 0,0 Marc VDS).

The result put the seal on 24-year old Marquez’s sixth world title, his fourth at MotoGP level. Dovizioso and Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) concluded the season with the year’s silver and bronze medals respectively.

The riders will stay in Valence on Tuesday and Wednesday for the first official pre-2018 test.

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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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