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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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Ogier claims record fifth Rally GB victory!

Sébastien Ogier (Ford/Michelin) notched up his fifth Wales Rally GB to become the most successful driver in the event’s history. The result has promoted him to second place in the provisional championship standings, seven and 14 points clear respectively of Thierry Neuville (5th, Hyundai/Michelin) and Ott Tänak (Toyota/Michelin) who didn’t have the happiest of weekends. Skoda/Michelin secured a one-two finish in WRC2.

A drama-filled second day in Wales not only transformed the rally’s leaderboard but also shook up the provisional Drivers’ standings.

In the wake of consecutive wins in Finland, Germany and Turkey, Tänak soon pulled out a handsome lead to emerge almost a minute clear of his closest chaser by the end of Day 1, but he was ultimately side-lined by a radiator problem on Saturday’s Sweet Lamb 2.

The earlier first attempt at the same stage saw championship pacesetter Neuville squander almost a minute when his Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC slipped into a ditch.

These incidents left four drivers in contention for the weekend’s win, namely five-time world champion Ogier, Toyota/Michelin’s Jari-Matti Latvala and Esapekka Lappi, and Craig Breen (Citroën/Michelin).

This quartet was covered by less than 15 seconds going into the short final leg on Sunday (55km) when Latvala appeared briefly in front. However, his slender cushion of just two-tenths of a second was insufficient to stay ahead of Ogier who posted three consecutive fastest times to beat the Finn by a margin of 10.6s at the flag. Lappi rounded out the all-Michelin podium.

The British fixture lived up every bit to its reputation by delivering its traditional challenging cocktail of slippery mud, rain and occasional patches of fog.

Michelin’s WRC runners were able to choose between the new soft-compound LTX Force S6 and the harder M6 (medium) which the crews chose as a function of the conditions of the moment and the characteristics of their respective cars. Ogier favoured a mix of M6s and S6s, but the majority of his rivals opted for the S6.

Finnish youngster Kalle Rovanperä, who recently turned 18, scored an assertive win in WRC2, ahead of Swedish Skoda Fabia R5/Michelin team-mate Pontus Tidemand. Briton Gus Greensmith (Ford/Michelin) made it an all-Michelin top three.

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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™: Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP/Michelin) and Yamaha return to winning ways in Australia

The thrilling 2018 Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix (Round 17 of the MotoGPTM World Championship) was won by Maverick Viñales. The Yamaha rider was joined on the Phillip Island podium by Andrea Iannone (Ecstar Suzuki Team/Michelin) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team/Michelin) who made it three different bikemakers in the top three.  

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