We are at the forefront of electric mobility.
Since the first win at the 1973 Isle of Man Senior TT race (500cc with Jack Findley, Suzuki) and the first title in 1976 (with Barry Sheene, Suzuki), we are proud to count more than 480 race wins. Today, with 33 world titles, we are the official MotoGP™ tyre supplier.
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Piero Taramasso, Manager 2 wheels, Michelin Motorsport, presents the 2023 MotoGPTM season. New format, tyre allocations, pressure - Piero tackles all the hot topics from this season.
In September 2021, we were confirmed as MotoGPTM tyre supplier until 2026. We will remain the official, sole tyre supplier of the premier class from 2024-2026.
“Michelin and Dorna Sports are pleased to confirm a new three-year contract extension with Michelin that will see the legendary French firm continue as the sole, official tyre supplier to MotoGPTM until at least 2026. The new three-year agreement will see the partnership between Michelin and MotoGPTM reach the milestone of a decade racing together.”
Since we became the sole tyre supplier to MotoGPTM in 2016, the premier class of motorcycle Grand Prix racing has since enjoyed some of the closest competition in history.
We have been involved in the MotoETM championship since its inception in 2019. We have demonstrated our talent for innovation with the creation of a tyre made from sustainable materials (renewable biosourced and recycled materials). The MotoE™ Championship is part of the Group's "Everything Sustainable" strategy.
"Michelin is investing in its 'Everything Sustainable' strategy through MotoE™," explains Matthieu Bonardel, Director of Michelin Motorsport. "These sporting events provide Michelin with a laboratory for validating its technological innovations in extreme conditions. Michelin's goal is to increase the percentage of sustainable materials in its tyres in order to achieve a 100% sustainable tyre."
We lead the way towards mobility with reduced environmental impact(2) and innovate by investing in, around and beyond tyres.
Our tyres are trusted by the most demanding ones - consumers, manufacturers, motorsports players and key opinion leaders ask for our products.
With our capacity for innovation, our expertise in the field of hydrogen fuel cells, and our ability to bring people together, we are a major player in the development of electromobility.
(1) Over the last 50 years, Michelin has obtained more than 730 victories in the Major FIA World championships (Formula 1, World Endurance Championship (WEC), Sportscar World Championship, Grand Touring (GT), World Rally Championship (WRC) and Formula E) and more than 830 victories in the Major FIM world championships (MotoGP™, Superbike, Endurance World Championship (EWC) and Rally-Raid)
(2) Find out more on https://www.michelin.com/en/sustainable-development-mobility/for-the-planet/environmental-approach