Competition tires made from sustainable materials such as orange peel, fir resin and used tires, and capable of reaching speeds of up to 270 km/h? Really? Yes, this really is one of Michelin’s latest achievements. It not only underscores its technological leadership, but also provides further evidence of the Group’s “All Sustainable” ambition of using 100% sustainable materials in all its tires by 2050, with a Group-wide target of 40% by 2030.

MotoE™ is one of our development platforms for sustainable materials. This year, we have already managed to incorporate 40% sustainable materials in the MotoE™ rear tires and 33% in the front tires, while at the same time improving riders’ lap times, and our aim is to increase the percentage of sustainable materials each season.
Piero Taramasso, Michelin Motorsport Two-Wheel Manager

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Michelin will remain the official and exclusive tire supplier for the premier class from 2024 to 2026.

 

For Michelin, motorsport is a unique innovation laboratory that enables it to validate its new technologies in extreme conditions and propose sustainable solutions that benefit everyone.

 

Racing is an innovation laboratory that is essential to the development of new sustainable solutions

Racing provides a fantastic Hi-Tech Lab for developing sustainable solutions as it gives us the opportunity to test our innovations in the most extreme conditions. This is why Michelin became involved first in the electric single-seater (FIA Formula E) championship in 2013, then in MotoE™ in 2019. And more recently, in June 2020, Michelin became a reference partner in the “Mission H24” project, which aims to accelerate “zero-emission” mobility by developing the use of hydrogen in endurance racing. This is an experience it shares with its subsidiary, Symbio, whose ambition is to become a world leader in hydrogen systems for mobility. At this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, Michelin debuted its motorsport tire on the H24 hydrogen prototype. This tire already incorporates 46% bio-based and recycled materials.

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