Tag Archive: Michelin

Apr 20

Michelin to sponsor “Michelin GT Challenge” at VIRginia International Raceway

Global Technology Leader To Sponsor WeatherTech Championship Race

Michelin North America and VIRginia International Raceway today announced that Michelin will become the title sponsor for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, the track’s largest race of the year. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race takes place as the culmination of a premier racing weekend at VIR, Aug. 26 to 28. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Craig Breen returns to ERC to defend Circuit of Ireland crown

Irish rally star to compete with backing from Citroën and Michelin

Craig Breen returns to ERC to defend Circuit of Ireland crown Craig Breen will return to FIA European Rally Championship action next month (7-9 April) when he competes on the Circuit of Ireland Rally, aiming to repeat his victory of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Dominant victory for Lorenzo under the Qatar floodlights

Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar

MotoGP - Dominant victory for Lorenzo under the Qatar floodlights The 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship got off to a fiery start in Qatar as Lorenzo blitzed the field ahead of Dovizioso and Marquez
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Feb 16

Michelin announced as Title Sponsor of Australian GP

The Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix will take place on the 23rd of October and is always a fan favourite

Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix logo Having become the official FIM MotoGP™ World Championship tyre supplier in 2016, Michelin extend their involvement in the MotoGP™ category as they become the title sponsor of the Australian GP.

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Feb 04

Michelin and V de V reunite!

The first point of interest for Michelin is the fact V de V offer such a wide variety of categories

V de V Sports is proud to announce the renewal of its partnership with Michelin for three years. In light of this fabulous news, we met up with Philippe Mussati, Motorsport Customer Director for Michelin Motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Drivers pushing for ‘maximum’ speed Pirelli tyres

“If we get sticky tyres, we will have happy drivers, and happy drivers means authentic and honest performance…”

2015-06-03_14672 Formula 1 drivers have prepared a proposal that it hopes will prompt Pirelli could produce tyres capable of being driven ‘to the maximum’ rather than follow the high degradation blueprint favoured by FOM. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Marquez still ‘trying to understand’ limit of Michelin tyres

Marc Marquez sets a fast time at Jerez but admits he is still some way off an ideal setting with new tyres, electronics and engine.

Marquez still ‘trying to understand’ limit of Michelin tyresMarc Marquez spent his first day testing at Jerez working his way through a sizeable workload as he tested Honda’s 2016 engine, the new Magneti Marelli electronics package and Michelin tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Marquez ends Valencia test on top

Marc Marquez finished the two-day test on top of the timesheets as the 2016 MotoGP™ season got underway in Valencia

Marquez ends Valencia test on top Having spent most of Tuesday at the Comunitat Valenciana – Ricardo Tormo adjusting to the new Michelin tyres and specification changes to next year’s bikes, Wednesday saw a number of riders get a chance to work on their 2016 bikes and setups and focus on gathering data for next year. Every single MotoGP™ rider improved their times from Tuesday as they continued to adapt to the new machinery, with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez setting the quickest time over the two days, a 1’31.060. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Michelin extends Formula E tyre supply

French manufacturer to supply tyres through to the end of 2018/19

French manufacturer to supply tyres through to the end of 2018/19Michelin has been named as the exclusive tyre supplier for the Formula E series until the end of the 2018/19 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Tyre companies shouldn’t dictate strategies, teams say

The FIA and FOM should be responsible for dictating how tyres are produced and used in F1

Tyre companies shouldn’t dictate strategies, teams sayF1 should be responsible for dictating the way tyres are produced and used in the sport, rather than tyre companies pushing their own agendas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Virgin Racing to make history in Moscow

Virgin Racing drivers Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari prepare for first ever electric-race in the Russian capital

Virgin Racing logo Virgin Racing drivers Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari have arrived in Moscow for the ninth race of the FIA Formula E series confident of putting the British team into a strong position ahead of the season finale in Battersea Park on June 27th and 28th. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Michelin commences its test season in Sepang

Michelin resumes 2016 tyre development

Michelin motogp French tyre manufacturer Michelin has commenced its MotoGP™ test season at the Sepang International Circuit with a one-day session including the factories’ test riders. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Loris Capirossi: “When a rider has talent you see it in any category”

Capirossi on 2015 new faces and security

Loris Capirossi - Moto GP -10-2010 motogp.com recently spoke with former World Champion and MotoGP™ Safety Commission member Loris Capirossi to get his perspective on the forthcoming season and on some specifics relating to safety in Grand Prix racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Michelin not ruling out F1 return

Michelin is not ruling out a return to formula one

Michelin The French marque left the sport at the end of 2006, amid acrimony with the governing FIA and disappointed with the move to a single-tyre formula. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

F1 ‘not what it used to be’ – Lotterer

In their musings, today’s formula one does not fare well.

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Le Mans stars Andre Lotterer and Mark Webber have made less than flattering comparisons between their sports car machines and the modern F1 racer.
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Sep 16

Heidfeld defends Formula E after Vettel attack

Nick Heidfeld has defended the new Formula E series following criticism from within the F1 paddock.

Nicolas Prost - Nick Heidfeld - eFormula F1’s reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel recently slammed the fully electric powered series – which kicked off on the streets of Beijing last weekend with an all-star grid and global interest – as “cheese”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Pigot stays smooth, clean in Toronto for first victory of season

Pigot beat both of his fellow championship contenders, Hargrove and Chris Green

2014-07-20_0070Spencer Pigot put a heartbreaking result from Round 5 into the vanishing point of his rear-view mirror, winning Round 6 of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin Sunday, July 20 on the Streets of Toronto.

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Jul 19

Hargrove earns fourth win of season on wild streets of Toronto

Hargrove leads Chris Green, 98-84, in the championship after five rounds.

2014-07-19_0066In a race in which it seemed no one wanted to keep the lead, Scott Hargrove was the last man standing and expanded his championship lead in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin.

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Jul 18

Green tops rivals Pigot, Hargrove in practice on streets of Toronto

Chris Green, from Montreal, was quickest Friday on the Streets of Toronto.

Chris Green, Spencer Pigot and Scott Hargrove continued to be interchangeable parts of speed in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin, as Green led his two championship rivals during practice Friday, July 18 on the Streets of Toronto.

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Dec 10

Michelin partners with IMSA, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

Manufacturer to provide tires for several GT Le Mans teams

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logoThe International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) welcomes another world-class brand to the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with today’s announcement that Michelin is now an approved tire supplier for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class and proud partner of IMSA and the TUDOR Championship for the next two years. Read the rest of this entry »

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