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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: all to play for at Valencia finale!

The last round of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship will take teams to Valencia, Spain, for the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana. The season’s finale will settle the title fight between Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team)!

 

Marquez,who leads second-placed Dovizioso by 21 points, could have claimed his fourth crown in Malaysia had it not been for the rain which prevented him from capitalising on his then margin of 33 points. Dovizioso ended up collecting his sixth success of the year at the wet Asian race, while the Spaniard was forced to settle for fourth spot.

On home soil, the reigning champ is expected to take advantage of his nonetheless handsome cushion to refrain from taking any undue risks. Indeed, to clinch the first premier class title of his career, his Italian rival must win outright and hope that Marquez slips up big time… Still, stranger things have happened in motorsport!

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) is sure of the year’s bronze medal, but there is still a fight on for fourth place between Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) who are covered by 12 points.

Fifth-placed Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3), who has already wrapped up the Rookie of the Year and Best Independent Rider prizes, produced another assertive run at Sepang where he led for the first eight laps before coming third behind the two factory Ducatis.

Last year’s Valencia victor Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) came close to picking up his first win in Ducati colours in Malaysia. The Majorcan holds the lap record for Circuit Ricardo Tormo and has won there four times in total, so he will certainly be eyeing a fifth success to conclude his 2017 campaign in style.

Other riders expected to show strongly on Sunday include Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), who is back after sustaining a hand injury, and his brother Pol (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who harvested his fourth top-10 finish at Sepang. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing has entered its third rider, namely Mika Kallio, for the Spanish clash alongside Pol and Bradley Smith.

Soft, medium and hard MICHELIN Power Slicks will be available for the finale. Given the high number of fast left-hand turns, the soft and hard fronts and all three rear options feature an asymmetric construction, with a harder compound for the left shoulder. For wet weather, riders will be able to choose between extra-soft and soft MICHELIN Power Rains front and rear (rear extra-soft: asymmetric).

Free practice is scheduled to start at 9:55am local time on Friday, November 10.

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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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