Michelin named official MotoGP tyre supplier until 2023

Dorna Sports has confirmed that Michelin will continue to be the official supplier of tyres to the MotoGPTM World Championship for five additional seasons over and above the existing arrangement. The contract’s extension until 2023 was announced today at this weekend’s MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in the presence of Michelin Motorsport Director Pascal Couasnon and Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports. 


MotoGP: Michelin® to partner the 2018 Australian Grand Prix

For the third year running, Michelin will be the title sponsor of the Australian Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island (October 26-28) promises to be one of the most spectacular races of the season.


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.

FIA Formula E

ABB FIA Formula E: Michelin reveals the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport

The 2018 Geneva Motor Show has seen Michelin reveal the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport that will equip the latest-generation FIA ABB Formula E Championship all-electric cars when Season 5 (2018/2019) gets going at the end of the year. 

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Daniel Abt claims maiden Formula E success

Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin) notched up the first Formula E victory of his career at Saturday’s Mexico City E-Prix. The German was joined on the podium by Oliver Turvey (2nd, NextEv NIO Sport/Michelin) and Sébastien Buemi (3rd, Renault e.dams/Michelin). 


Sweden revenge for ice-cool Neuville

After cruelly missing out on last year’s Rally Sweden win, Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin) bounced back this week to win the 66th running of the winter classic, ahead of Craig Breen (Citroën C3 WRC/Michelin) and team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen. World champion Sébastien Ogier (Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin) was penalised by his running order and could manage no better than 10th at the flag.

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Michelin targeting a 21st Le Mans victory

The ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) has published the list of the 60 competitors it has invited to contest this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Michelin, which is unbeaten in the French endurance classic since 1998, is targeting a 21st consecutive victory this time around, and its 27th in total since the race was first organised in 1923.

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