Tag: MotoGP

Aprilia Racing and Gulf aim for the top in MotoGP

Aprilia Racing and Gulf aim for the top in MotoGP

25th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Piaggio Group’s technical flagship, Aprilia Racing, has joined forces with global lubricant brand Gulf in a multi-year partnership deal for the world’s top motorbike racing championship. After two years working together in global motorcycle racing’s upper echelons – in the World Superbike Championship - Gulf and Aprilia Racing are making the step up into the pinnacle of motorbike racing, MotoGP, thanks to a new multi-year partnership. Gulf offers both fuel retail and in lubricants, boasting a wide product portfolio in all sectors from automotive to industrial.

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Liqui Moly to support Yamaha in the Superbike World Championship

Liqui Moly to support Yamaha in the Superbike World Championship

21st February 2019 | 0 Comments

Liqui Moly has added Superbike World Championship (World SBK) support for the Italian GRT Yamaha team to its MotoGP involvement. The team sponsorship will mean the company’s logo will be displayed on the motorcycles, racing overalls, team truck, and at the official Yamaha hospitality, while the team will have access to Liqui Moly motorcycle products, including more than its core oil and additive products.

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MotoGP – an ongoing challenge

MotoGP – an ongoing challenge

17th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin has produced a second video covering its engagement as MotoGP tyre supplier. The English-subtitled video follows on from the short film released at the end of the 2016 season, Michelin’s first as exclusive supplier following an eight-year hiatus, and takes a behind-the-scenes look at the French tyre firm’s latest achievements in the sport.

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MotoGP: Exide sponsoring Marc VDS Racing Team

MotoGP: Exide sponsoring Marc VDS Racing Team

23rd March 2018 | 0 Comments

Exide Technologies has announced a sponsorship deal with Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS in this season’s MotoGP championship. The company says it views this new arrangement, which will expose Exide to a potential audience of millions around the world, as an “attractive marketing proposition.” As part of the sponsorship deal, the Exide logo will appear on Franco Morbidelli’s bike, team livery and in team promotional material.

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Dunlop to supply MotoGP support series, ADAC Northern Europe Cup

Dunlop to supply MotoGP support series, ADAC Northern Europe Cup

2nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Dunlop will supply tyres to the 2018 ADAC Northern Europe Cup, one of Europe's premium lightweight motorcycle racing championships. For its third season the series will comprise seven races, with all competitors running on the brand’s rubber. This brings its tyre supply into line with the Dorna Sports SL European Talent Cup, launched in 2017, in which the two world championship classes, Moto3 and Moto2, race exclusively on tyres from Dunlop.

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MotoGP: Michelin to continue ‘evolution’ approach in 2018

MotoGP: Michelin to continue ‘evolution’ approach in 2018

21st December 2017 | 0 Comments

Having drawn upon experience in World Endurance and national championships when developing tyres for its return to MotoGP after an absence of seven years, in 2016 Michelin experienced an inaugural season in which it claimed to have engineered more developments than during its seven years working in other motorcycle racing disciplines. When the fun began again in Qatar in March, Michelin already had a season as tyre supplier under its belt, and accordingly the focus had shifted to building upon this flurry of engineering work.

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Dunlop extends Moto2, Moto3 brand and technical partnerships

29th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Since the Moto2 category of the F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship was launched in 2010, it has known only one tyre supplier. The same applies to the Moto3 class, which began in 2012 – both have run solely on Dunlop tyres since their inauguration. This status as official tyre supplier for both classes – which form an integral part of MotoGP race weekends – has now been extended to cover the 2018 to 2020 seasons. In addition to remaining as tyre supplier, Dunlop will also continue to promote its #ForeverForward Award.

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Michelin’s Goubert to take position at Dorna Sports

27th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Nicolas Goubert, currently deputy director, technical director of the Michelin Racing Group and supervisor of Michelin’s MotoGP programme, will take up a new position at Dorna Sports next February. He has been appointed executive director of upcoming electric motorcycle championship, the FIM Moto-e World Cup.

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MotoGP – Michelin tyre supply for 5 further seasons

23rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Last year, Michelin made its MotoGP ‘comeback’ after an absence of eight years. Based on the experiences of the 2016 and 2017 seasons, series organiser Dorna Sports has now confirmed the tyre maker’s status as official supplier of tyres to the MotoGP World Championship for five additional seasons over and above the existing arrangement. The contract’s extension until 2023 was announced on Saturday at the Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in the presence of Pascal Couasnon, Michelin motorsport director, and Carmelo Ezpeleta, chief executive officer of Dorna Sports.

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Michelin video tells ‘inside story’ of return to MotoGP

Michelin video tells ‘inside story’ of return to MotoGP

9th December 2016 | 0 Comments

After an absence of eight years from MotoGP – a period of time described by Michelin as “an eternity at this level of competition” – the manufacturer returned as tyre supplier to the series this year. Michelin was faced with the task of providing the highest performance from the very first day and winning the trust of riders. The tyre maker has now released a video it says tells the “inside story” of its return to MotoGP.

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Phillip Island MotoGP launch for Michelin Power RS range

Phillip Island MotoGP launch for Michelin Power RS range

21st October 2016 | 0 Comments

This weekend’s MotoGP round at Phillip Island is officially titled the Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, and the tyre maker’s engagement in the event isn’t limited to name sponsorship and tyre supply. The Australian MotoGP round will also be the launch venue for a tyre that Michelin believes will become the “sport motorcycle road market’s new benchmark.”

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Michelin celebrates MotoGP comeback with themed, limited-run tyre

Michelin celebrates MotoGP comeback with themed, limited-run tyre

12th May 2016 | 0 Comments

To mark its return to MotoGP, Michelin chose the 2016 Grand Prix de France to take the wraps off the new Pilot Power 3 MotoGP Ltd Edition tyre, a range whose production is limited to 5,000 pairs. The Michelin Pilot Power 3 MotoGP Ltd Edition will go on sale in Europe on 1 June and be available in the front wheel size 120/70 ZR 17 (58W) and rear wheel 180/55 ZR 17 (73W), sizes Michelin says fit a large selection of sports bikes. Each and every tyre will feature the official MotoGP logo on the sidewall.

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Rossi takes 6th Michelin-supported MotoGP victory ahead of tyre test

Rossi takes 6th Michelin-supported MotoGP victory ahead of tyre test

25th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Valentino Rossi won a sixth premier-class victory on Michelin tyres – his first of 2016 – at Jerez, Spain, having started from pole. The nine-time world champion got the hole-shot on his Yamaha and led into the first corner, increasing his lead over a pack led by current champion Jorge Lorenzo’s Yamaha and Honda’s championship leader, Marc Marquez. Rossi’s faultless race meant he was never under pressure, winning by more than two seconds.

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Barrier to test Michelin MotoGP tyres

20th April 2015 | 0 Comments

French motorcycle racer Sylvain Barrier has been hired as test rider for Michelin in the run up to the company’s debut as sole MotoGP tyre supplier in 2016. Speaking with Crash.net, Barrier confirmed he is the tyre maker’s official rider and now working with Michelin on the MotoGP tyre project. “I'm doing some development work. I work with them for many years and they really like the way I speak about the tyres.”

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Bridgestone renews MotoGP tyre supply deal – sort of

Bridgestone renews MotoGP tyre supply deal – sort of

4th March 2015 | 0 Comments

Michelin may be gearing up to supply the MotoGP series from 2016, but the Bridgestone name is currently still very much associated with the top-flight championship. The Japanese manufacturer reports that through a new agreement with BMW M, it will supply tyres for all MotoGP safety and medical vehicles.

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