Michelin is to remain official tire supplier to MotoGP until the end of the 2026 season. Today, Michelin and Dorna announced they had extend the contract, due to end in December 2023, through the following three seasons.
The announcement nicely lines up the spec tire contract with the end of the next period of technical rules.
Dorna has a contract with the manufacturers to keep the technical regulations as stable as possible for a five year period, starting in 2022 and ending in 2026.
Whether there will be any change of tire supplier at the end of 2026 remains to be seen. At the moment, the manufacturers are broadly happy with the job Michelin is doing, despite occasional questions surrounding consistency and quality control.
For its part, Dorna is delighted with the close racing the Michelin tires have helped produce, alongside the changes to reduce the influence of electronics on the sport.
Although by the end of the contract, Michelin will have been spec tire supplier to MotoGP for 11 years.