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. 

Michelin’s first Formula 1 world titles

In 1979, Michelin demonstrated the superiority of its radial tyre technology by claiming the first of its titles in the Formula 1 World Championship. Forty years on, the French firm continues to see motorsport as a means to innovate and take its technologies forward, especially in competitions that place the accent on sustainable mobility and lasting performance. 

SuperMoto: action in the Czech Republic

Round three of the 2014 SuperMoto World Championship takes competitors to Sosnovà, 90km north of the Czech Republic’s capital Prague.

With a score of three wins from four races to his name, Thomas Chareyre (TM Racing Factory-Michelin) will be keen to extend his advantage in the title chase by adding two more victories to the list. 

Meanwhile, the defending champion Mauno Hermunen (SHR-TM-Michelin), winner of just one race so far this season (Romania), will be hoping to bridge his 16-point deficit. The Finn came first ahead of his French rival in both Czech races in 2013.

Third-placed Ivan Lazzarini (L30 Racing-Honda, +19 points) is one point clear of Adrien Chareyre (4th, Aprilia Fast Wheels – Michelin) who began the season with a string of podium finishes. He fell in the second race in Romania, however.

Paval Kejmar (6th, 833 Racing Team-Husqvarna, 58 points) will be on home soil and targeting a top-three result this weekend.


Saturday, June 14:

11:25am-11:55am: Free Practice 1

2:10pm-2:40pm: Free Practice 2

4:10pm: Qualifying Practice

4:45pm-4:55pm: Super Chrono session

Sunday, June 15:

10:55am-11:15am: Warm-up

2:00pm: Race 1

4:30pm: Race 2


Michelin on the virtual racing front

The coronavirus pandemic has obviously brought real motorsport to a halt, but many of Michelin’s driver partners have been keeping their eye in thanks to virtual races like Sebring SuperSaturday, e-Sport MotoGP and Porsche Supercup Virtual Edition.

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Le Mans 2020 put back 98 days

Initially scheduled for the weekend of June 13-14, this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours has been postponed until mid-September due to the coronavirus outbreak. The 1968 race was also held in September and saw Michelin provide new radial tyres for its partner Alpine.


Rally Mexico Win #6 for Ogier

Sébastien Ogier steered his Michelin LTX Force-equipped Toyota Yaris WRC to victory this weekend to earn his sixth success in Mexico. However, Round 3 of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship was brought to an early close due to the coronavirus outbreak.


FIA WRC - 2020 Rally Guanajuato Mexico - Racecard

The Rally Mexico is the season’s opening gravel round and a big challenge for the Michelin tyres! Get our racecard to find out more about the 3rd round of the 2020

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