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FIA WRC - Rallye Monte-Carlo - Racecard

The 2020 FIA World Rally Championship gets underway with one of the most iconic and demanding events for the tyres, Rallye Monte-Carlo. Click on the photo to download our racecard!

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Monte Carlo 1966: Citroën and Michelin win another ‘duel of ’66’…

James Mangold’s film ‘Le Mans 1966’ starring Matt Damon et Christian Bale relates how Ford succeeded in thwarting mighty Ferrari at Le Mans. Earlier the same year, Citroën and Michelin finished on top after a thrilling duel on another legendary event – the Rallye Monte-Carlo.

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Museum honours for motorsport’s 2019 champs!

In association with Michelin, the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) held its annual prizegiving gala at the famous Louvre Museum in Paris, France, on Friday, December 6. Many of the champions who were presented trophies won their respective titles on Michelin rubber.

Estonians Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja – who topped the year’s WRC standings to stem 15 years of French domination of world class rallying – were joined on stage by silver medallists Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (five-time vice-champions) and bronze winners Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia.

The Korean make Hyundai, which has competed on Michelin tyres ever since its WRC debut 20 years ago, was presented with the 2019 Manufacturers’ crown in the presence of its crews Neuville/Gilsoul, Mikkelsen/Jaeger, Sordo/Del Barrio, Loeb/Elena and Breen/Nagle.

Finn Kalle Rovanperä, Frenchman Pierre-Louis Loubet and their respective co-drivers Jonne Halttunen and Vincent Landais lifted the WRC2-Pro and WRC2 trophies, and Britons Chris Ingram/Ross Whittock won the 2019 FIA European Rally Championship laurels, also on Michelin tyres.

Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne was presented with his second Formula E title (2018/2019), while his employer DS Techeetah topped the Teams’ points table. Formula E will become a full-fledged FIA-sanctioned world championship from 2020/2021.

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World Endurance Championship trophies were handed to Michelin partners Toyota and Porsche who won the 2018/2019 LMP and LMGTE Manufacturers’ titles respectively, with the top Drivers’ prizes in the two classes going to Fernando Alonso/Kazuki Nakajima/Sébastien Buemi and Kevin Estre/Michael Christensen. Alonso has now won three world titles on Michelin tyres.

In the course of the ceremony, FIA president Jean Todt paid tribute to the motorsport personalities who left us in 2019, including Niki Lauda, Jean-Luc Thérier, Andrew Cowan and Jean-Paul Driot who all achieved success with Michelin in the course of their exceptional careers.

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Formula E: Santiago glory for Max Günther

The 2020 Santiago E-Prix in Chile saw Maximilian Gunther score his maiden Formula E victory at the wheel of his Michelin Pilot Sport-equipped BMW iFE.20.

Michelin’s decade of innovation and success in motorsport

In the course of the past 10 years, Michelin’s increasingly sophisticated, energy-efficient, consistent and, now, connected tyres collected more than 300 world-class victories in disciplines as varied as MotoGP, endurance racing, rallying and Formula E. 

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Toyota/Michelin claim 1st and 2nd places in Bahrain

Toyota Gazoo Racing dominated the last FIA WEC race of the year to collect first and second places in Bahrain with the N°7 (Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez) and N°8 (Buemi/Nakajima/Hartley) Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050 Hybrids. The French tyre firm topped the order in the other three classes, too, with the N°22 United Autosports Oreca-Gibson (LMP2), N°95 Aston Martin (LMGTE Pro) and N°57 Porsche (LMGTE Am).

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Twenty-nine champions for FIA endurance racing Hall of Fame

After creating Halls of Fame for its Formula 1 and Rally World Championships, the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) has now added an endurance racing section at its Paris headquarters. Twenty-nine champions were inducted at a special ceremony on Monday evening (December 2). It was organised in association with Michelin, a long-time major player in the discipline.

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