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6 Hours of Shanghai - Racecard

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One-two success at home for Toyota!

Toyota Gazoo Racing took a predictable win at Fuji Speedway, Japan, on Sunday. Top prize went to the N°7 TS050 Hybrid/Michelin of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez, while Buemi/Nakajima/Alonso (N°8) made it a one-two finish for the Japanese squad on home soil. Porsche/Michelin came first in both LM GTE classes. 

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Toyota and Michelin win in rainy Shanghai

The N°7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid/Michelin of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez and the N°8 sister car of Buemi/Alonso/Nakajima collected another one-two finish for the Japanese make in the FIA WEC as torrential rain greeted teams to Shanghai, China. Michelin scored its 50th LM GTE Pro class victory in the championship with the N°95 Aston Martin (Sorensen/Thiim).

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Just hours after wrapping up the FIA World Rally Championship Manufacturers’ title in Australia with Michelin, Toyota Gazoo Racing/Michelin celebrated more one-two glory in the FIA World Endurance Championship at the 6 Hours of Shanghai. The race was marred by extremely wet conditions which prompted two red-flag interruptions and seven safety-car appearances.

In a repeat of last month’s trip to Fuji, Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose-Maria Lopez (N°7) were first past the flag to claim their second victory in a row, 1.419 seconds clear of team-mates Buemi/Alonso/Nakajima.

Third place went to SMP Racing’s N°11 BR1/Michelin (Aleshin/Petrov/Button) after a ferocious late scrap with the N°1 Rebellion/Michelin. It was the Russian team’s first podium finish of the season if you don’t include the third place it inherited at Silverstone after Toyota’s disqualification. The N°1 and N°3 Rebellions rounded out the afternoon’s top five.

In LM GTE Pro, the pole-winning N°66 Ford GT/Michelin was eliminated from the fight by a collision. As in Japan, the Aston Martin Vantages proved competitive in the wet, aided by their Michelin rain tyres. In addition to ending up seventh overall, Marco Sorensen and Nicky Thiim (N°95 Aston Martin) revelled in the weather to earn Michelin’s 50th win in this class at FIA WEC level.

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The race’s final half-hour saw the N°91 (2nd, Lietz/Bruni) and N°92 (3rd, Christensen/Estre) Michelin-equipped Porsches ease past the N°97 Aston Martin/Michelin which was finally fourth. The N°71 Ferrari was fifth.

Porsche/Michelin locked out the LM GTE Am podium with Ried/Andlauer/Campbell (N°77), Bergmeister/Lindsey/Perfetti (N°56) and Al Qbaisy/Pera/Cairoli (N°88).

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Despite the treacherous conditions, Michelin also topped the LM P2 order for some time with the N°31 Oreca of Gonzalez/Maldonado/Davidson. The DragonSpeed crew had to settle for second place at the chequered flag, however, behind Jackie Chan Racing’s similar N°38 prototype. The Michelin-equipped N°50 Larbre Compétition car finished in the class’s top six.

The next round of the 2018/2019 FIA World Endurance Championship will take teams to Sebring, Florida, USA, on March 13-15, 2019.

FIA WRC

Sixth WRC title for Ogier and Toyota’s fourth, all with Michelin

The 2018 Rally Australia saw Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia claim their sixth Drivers’ world title and their second with Ford/Michelin. Jari-Matti Latvala earned Toyota Gazoo Racing’s 50th world class victory to make sure of the Manufacturers’ crown with Michelin.  

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Rally Australia - Racecard

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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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