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MotoGP™: Dovizioso (Ducati Team / Michelin) takes home spoils at Misano

The GP Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Round 13 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship, saw Andrea Dovizioso claim his 11th premier class win. The Ducati Team / Michelin rider was joined on the podium by Marc Márquez (2nd, Repsol Honda Team / Michelin) and Cal Crutchlow (3rd, LCR Honda / Michelin).

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MotoGP™ - Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini - Racecard

All you need to know about the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini.Click on the photo to download the racecard.

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MotoGP: Marquez to wrap up title in Malaysia?

The 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship concludes its autumn long-haul tour with the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (Round 17 of 18). Marc Marquez travels to Sepang with a 33-point cushion at the top of the provisional standings and could well collect his fourth premier class crown this weekend.

 

An assertive victory at last Sunday’s dramatic Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix saw Marquez extend his margin over second-placed Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) to 33 points after the Ducati Team rider was forced to settle for 13th place at Phillip Island.

With two races remaining, the Spaniard consequently has a chance to collect his sixth motorcycle racing world title, his fourth at MotoGP level. To make sure of the crown in Malaysia, he needs to finish within seven points of the Italian who notched up the second win of his MotoGP career at Sepang last season.

Despite having claimed three wins this season (compared to six for Marquez), Maverick Viñales (+50 points, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) is no longer in contention for the title. He will nevertheless be eager to defend his footing on the year’s podium against Dovizioso – who he trails by 17 – and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who is currently fourth, 31 points short of his team-mate.

Rossi, who claimed his first top-three placing last weekend since breaking a leg, continues to stand out as the most successful rider ever in Malaysia where he has topped the MotoGP order six times.

Dani Pedrosa (5th, Repsol Honda Team) will be hoping to bounce back after two difficult races and perhaps add a sixth victory to his record at Sepang which is a circuit he particularly enjoys.

Sixth-placed Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) is sure of picking up 2017’s Rookie of the Year prize. After coming close to podium honours last weekend aided by another front-row start, the Frenchman now has his sights on securing the best independent team rider trophy.

Jonas Folger (Monster Yamaha Tech3) is still poorly and will be replaced by Michael Van der Mark, while Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) will miss the race as a result of his fall in Australia.

Soft-, medium- and hard-compound front and rear MICHELIN Power Slicks will be available. The asymmetric rears will feature a harder right shoulder in order to cope with the higher number of right-hand turns. There is always a chance of rain in Malaysia, so the riders will also be able to choose between soft and medium front and rear MICHELIN Power Rains which will almost certainly be used at some point during the weekend.

First free practice is due to get underway at 9:55am local time (3:55am CET) on Friday, October 27.

FIA WRC

One-two joy for Toyota/Michelin in Turkey

The 2018 Rally Turkey saw Michelin LTX Force-equipped Toyota Yaris WRCs come first and second in the hands of winner Ott Tänak and Jari-Matti Latvala. Hyundai/Michelin’s Hayden Paddon completed the season’s roughest fixture in third spot. Michelin runners also monopolised the WRC2 podium.

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Rally Turkey - Racecard

All you need to know about the Rally Turkey.Clic on the photo to download the racecard

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Rebellion/Michelin harvests Silverstone success

The disqualification of both Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050 Hybrids after the finish of the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone handed victory to the N°3 Rebellion/Michelin of Beche/Laurent/Menezes. Rebellion’s N°1 car (Jani/Lotterer) was second, while Ferrari/Michelin took the LM GTE Pro prize with the N°51 488 GTE of Pier Guidi/Calado. 

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Toyota’s Tänak secures second straight success

Ott Tänak (Toyota/Michelin) bounced back from his recent victory in Finland to win the 2018 ADAC Rallye Deutschland, ahead of Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin) and Esapekka Lappi (Toyota/Michelin). Sébastien Ogier (Ford/Michelin) was fourth.

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