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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). 

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Paris ePrix: Buemi triumphs in French capital

Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) followed up his victory in Monaco last week with another at Saturday’s Paris ePrix, ahead of Lopez and Heidfeld. A mistake by rival Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport) helped him to comfort his cushion at the top of the provisional Drivers’ standings.

Round 6 of the 2016/2017 FIA Formula E Championship took place in front of packed grandstands erected in the French city’s Hôtel des Invalides district, and its outcome may prove decisive in the fight for Season 3’s Divers’ crown.

As in Monaco last Saturday, Switzerland’s Sébastien Buemi started from pole, but fellow title chaser Lucas di Grassi qualified a lowly 14th on the grid before crashing into a wall on the 38th of the race’s 49 laps.

Again as in Monaco, the Renault e.dams star got away to a clean start and led from lights-out to chequered flag to beat Jose-Maria Lopez (DS Virgin Racing) and Mahindra Racing’s Nick Heidfeld and Felix Rosenqvist by 0.707s and more than two seconds respectively.

Jean-Eric Vergne (TECHEETAH), who was beaten to first place in qualifying by just six-thousandths of a second, was running second overall until Lap 33 when he crashed for the second time in two races. Nicolas Prost rounded out the afternoon’s top five to earn additional points for Renault e.dams. Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing) posted the fastest race lap once again.


In a Roborace held as a curtain-raiser event, a driverless prototype running on Michelin tyres completed a lap for the first time in public.

Next meeting: Berlin, German (June 10 and 11).


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. 


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.


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.

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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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