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Michelin´s fond farewell to MotoGP

Michelin´s fond farewell to MotoGP

Saying goodbye to the French tyre manufacturer, who leave MotoGP after 36 years.

The 2008 season saw many firsts in MotoGP, but also marked the end of an era for tyre manufacturer Michelin. After 36 years in the World Championship, the French fabricant will be without a presence on the grid next season as Bridgestone take the reigns of a new single-tyre setup for the premier class.

Supplying tyres for 42 different racewinners, with their compounds fitted on World Championship-winning bikes on 26 occasions, Michelin have been part of some of the legendary moments in the history of the series; from Jack Findlay at the Isle of Man in 1973 –Michelin´s first premier class win- to Dani Pedrosa in Catalunya, the company have an astounding pedigree in road racing.

Radial, Silica and Dual-Rubber Technology, Synthetic Rubber compounds and Pilot Power were all highly successful developments that lead to World Championship wins, brought in by Michelin and ridden to victory by the likes of Mick Doohan, Kevin Schwantz and Valentino Rossi.

The accompanying video gives a fond farewell to all those involved in the Michelin MotoGP project.

MotoGP, 2008

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