Tag Archive: Michelin

May 20

Formula V8 3.5: Michelin rewards Formula V8 3.5 race winners

The Michelin manufacturer will continue to support drivers to victory

Michelin rewards Formula V8 3.5 race winnersMichelin Motorsport, one of the principal partners in the Formula V8 3.5, strengths its commitment with the International FIA Series offering a new prize to the race winners:  a complete set of 4 tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

DC Baxi bring oriental flair to WEC

A welcome addition to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2016 has been the Baxi DC Racing squad

The Signatech Alpine-run A460, which is derived from the ORECA 05 package, showed exceptional pace in the Prologue in March and the team showed some bright flashes of potential at both Silverstone and Spa. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Michelin launch limited edition MotoGP™ tyre

Production is being limited to 5,000 pairs.

Michelin Pilot Power 3 MotoGP™ Ltd Edition 2 To mark their return to motorcycle racing’s premier series, Michelin chose the 2016 Grand Prix de France to take the wraps off their new Michelin Pilot Power 3 MotoGP™ Ltd Edition tyre which will go on sale in Europe on June 1st. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

WEC: New Michelin tyres for a FIA WEC 2016 season rich of changes

Michelin Motorsport spent the winter break assisting its long-term partners

The opening round of this season’s FIA World Endurance Championship, as well as the Prologue test, was not only vital for the teams and drivers but also important for Michelin, providers to the three manufacturer teams that will battle for the world titles in the LMP1 category. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

Michelin heads home as Le Mans hosts the French GP

Michelin will take the short journey across home soil as it heads to the fifth round of the 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship

Michelin heads home as Le Mans hosts the French GPAfter four very different races this year, Michelin has used all the data gathered from those events, plus the recent one-day test at Jerez, to make a range of tyres which are ideally suited to the unique demands of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

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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