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MotoGP™: Márquez (Repsol Honda Team / Michelin), King of the ‘Ring

The 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship’s trip to Germany saw Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team/Michelin) collect his ninth straight win at the Sachsenring and his sixth there in motorcycle racing’s premier series, all from pole position. The Spaniard was joined on the Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland podium by Movistar Yamaha MotoGP/Michelin’s Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales. 

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MotoGP: next stop Misano

Round 13 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship will take teams to Misano, on the Adriatic coast, for the Gran Premio Tribul Mastercard di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini. For the very first time, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) tops the standings ahead of the Italian round.

 

Although it is situated just seven kilometres from Tavullia, the birthplace of Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), Misano will not be hosting its local star this weekend after the nine-time world champion broke a leg in a fall while training. He will be out of action for between 30 and 40 days and consequently has little chance of bridging the 26-point deficit that currently separates him from Dovizioso in his bid to claim a tenth world crown.

Dovizioso, meanwhile, notched up his fourth win of the season at Silverstone and will be keen to defend his championship lead at Misano, despite never having succeeded in finishing on the podium there. He is provisionally nine points clear in the Riders’ standings, chased by Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) who was eliminated by engine failure at the British GP two weeks’ ago.

Third, a further four points adrift, is Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who will be hoping to rekindle his title challenge on Sunday.

The race’s 2016 winner Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) follows in fifth spot (+35 points) and will be out to add an eighth podium finish to his 2017 record, and why not the top step?

Sixth is the best-placed rookie, Frenchman Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3), while Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) are seventh and eighth.

The Gran Premio Tribul Mastercard di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini will also mark the comeback of Jonas Folger (Monster Yamaha Tech3). After failing to finish in Austria due to a mechanical problem, he sat out the British GP following a fall during the warm-up session. The German is ninth in the championship order.

Riders will be able to choose between two medium- and one hard-compound MICHELIN Power Slicks for the front and rear. The front tyres will all be symmetric, but the rears will be asymmetric, with a reinforced right-hand shoulder. Soft and medium front and rear MICHELIN Power Rains will be on hand for poor weather (rear medium: asymmetric).

Free practice is due to start on Friday, September 8, at 9:55am local time.

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Vergne and Audi Sport secure 2017/2018 titles with Michelin

The New York City E-Prix saw Jean-Eric Vergne and Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin claim the 2017/2018 FIA ABB Formula E Drivers’ and Teams’ titles. Season 5 will kick off in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, on December 15 when the championship’s new-generation all-electric single-seaters will race for the first time on equally new Michelin tyres.

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Volkswagen and Michelin establish new Pikes Peak record!

After collecting four WRC Manufacturers’ titles together, Volkswagen and Michelin returned to their winning ways on Sunday with victory at the celebrated Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, USA. Frenchman Romain Dumas posted a new record for the course in the German make’s exciting I.D R full-electric prototype.

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Toyota/Michelin tastes Le Mans glory at last!

Toyota will be partying hard tonight after winning the famous Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time since its debut attempt at the world famous race in 1985. This time around, Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and the team’s star recruit Fernando Alonso delivered the necessary speed and reliability in their N°8 TS050-Hybrid/Michelin to spearhead a one-two finish for the Japanese carmaker, ahead of the N°7 sister car (+2 laps). Porsche/Michelin celebrated no-nonsense wins in LM GTE Pro and Am, while G-Drive Racing was unassailable in LMP2 with the N°26 Oreca07. True to its ‘Winning performance to the line’ claim, Michelin secured its 21st straight Le Mans success.

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