Michelin wins with Marc Marquez at Motegi. It is the first World Championship Title of the French tire company. The new MotoGP tire champion is Michelin Motorsport.
Marc Marquez started second on the grid and then got the holeshot However, Jorge Lorenzo passed him in the first corner. So, the 2015 MotoGP champion held first place for the next three laps. The Honda pilot made a move on lap-four. So, he regained the ascendency as he set consistently quick times. His fastest lap of the race arrived on the sixth lap. The young Spaniard increased his lead as the race progressed. Then, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo crash out when pushing hard to catch the leader. Finally, Marquez can take victory and secure his third MotoGP World Championship. The fifth world title of his Grand Prix career.
Marc Marquez used very well the new MotoGP tire
All of the first four riders choose the Michelin tire Power Slicks medium front and soft rear. Cal Crutchlow chose a hard front, paired with the soft rear. In particular, Marc Marquez become the first Michelin motorcycle world champion since Nicky Hayden. The former Repsol Honda rider won the MotoGP Title in 2006. Michelin will now go to Phillip Island in Australia. It will be the round 16 of the MotoGP world championship. There the French tire company will also be title sponsors. The Michelin Australian Motorcycle GP will take place on Sunday 23rd October.
“I want to give my congratulations to marc and the Repsol Honda Team. Marc rode very intelligently this season. He shown a great maturity. He drove very well with this new MotoGP tire. The Michelin Motorpsort tires. In many conditions.” said the Technical Director and Supervisor of the Michelin MotoGP Programme, Nicolas Goubert. “Motegi has been another learning curve for us. We will take away many important lessons.“
The Australian GP is a real inspection of the MotoGP tire performance
“Now we know we can act upon and improve in the future. The cold track surprised us. So, we heat up our tires during the practice sessions. But we spoke with all riders and teams to explain the situation. Now there is the Australian GP. It is a real inspection of the MotoGP tire performance. We are ready for the challenge. Some month ago we had a positive test. So, we have produced a tire especially for this circuit. The Australian Event will be very important for Michelin Motorsport. Because it is the Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. So, it will be important for us to do well at our own GP!” concluded Goubert.