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. 

Trial: Toni Bou back to the lead

After a tough event for him last week in Corsica, Toni Bou (Montesa Michelin) reacted this weekend in Alagna Valsesia (Italian Alps). The reigning World champion won the event and is back at the lead of the series, just one point ahead of Adam Raga (Gas Gas).

Once more the race started with a great battle between Bou and Raga, and Toni had to fight off a strong challenge from his main title rival. Leading by only two points after the first lap, Bou was able to improve his results during the next two laps of a tough event, scoring seven and then six points while Raga added nineteen and seventeen points to his scoreboard.

Winner with thirty two points while Raga scored fifty nine points, Bou is now leading his rival by one point as the series reaches his half way point. The battle for the third spot of this Italian GP only stopped in the last stage, and Albert Cabestany (Sherco Michelin) keeps one small advantage over Jeroni Fajardo (Beta Michelin) who did the best final lap…behind Bou!

Results of the event: 1.Bou (ESP, Montesa Michelin) ; 2.Raga (ESP, Gas Gas) ; 3.Cabestany (ESP, Sherco Michelin) ; 4.Fajardo (ESP, Beta Michelin) ; 5.Dabill (GBR, Beta Michelin); 6.Fujinami (JAP, Montesa Michelin) ; etc…

Championship standings: 1.Bou, 108 ; 2.Raga, 107 ; 3.Cabestany, 81 ; 4.Fujinami, 78 ; 5.Fajardo, 72 ; etc…


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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