Michelin and Dorna Sports are pleased to announce a new three-year contract extension with Michelin, which will keep the iconic French company as MotoGP's sole official tyre supplier until at least 2026. With the new three-year deal, Michelin and MotoGP will celebrate ten years of racing together.
In 2016, Michelin, located in Clermont-Ferrand, France, became the only tyre supplier for Michelin. Since then, the elite class of motorcycle Grand Prix racing has seen some of the most intense competition in history, ushering in a real golden era. The eight closest top 15 finishes of all time have all been set since 2018, four of which are from the year 2021. The Michelin brand will also continue to be promoted trackside at each race and will be the title sponsor of a Grand Prix each season as part of the arrangement.
Speaking about the extension to the Michelin and MotoGP contract, Florent Menegaux, Michelin Group CEO, said: "We are very satisfied with the results obtained since Michelin's return to MotoGP, and today we have extended our partnership with Dorna Sports in a natural way. We are particularly proud of the technological progress made with our tires, as well as the many circuit records established together with our partners. This championship offers its fans a very exciting spectacle, accessible through digital platforms without equal in motorsport.
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"For us, being a partner of MotoGP means engaging with both spectators and all players in the discipline using our tires, our brand and our innovations. We see indeed Motorsport like a lab that encourages transfers of expertise and swift application of our sustainable solutions that benefit everyone."
Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, commented: "We’re very proud to continue our partnership with Michelin until at least 2026. Michelin has been a vital partner for MotoGP since it became the tyre supplier to the premier class in 2016, helping us to create one of the greatest eras of competition in motorcycle Grand Prix racing history. I’m delighted that we will reach a decade of collaboration and I hope we can continue building on this incredible foundation together. This agreement is fantastic news for all of us in the Championship".
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