Michelin, which took over from Bridgestone as MotoGP's exclusive tyre supplier in 2016, has extended its agreement until 2026.

While there has been some recent rider criticism over perceived performance variations by tyres of the same compound, Michelin has steadily reclaimed the official track records at most of the circuits and contributed to ten of the closest top 15 finishes of all-time being set since 2018, four of them this season.

"We are very happy with the results we've obtained since Michelin's return to MotoGP, and today we have, logically, extended our partnership with Dorna Sports," said Florent Ménégaux, CEO of Michelin.

"We are particularly proud of the technological progress made with our products, as well as the many records broken together with our partners. This Championship offers fans a captivating spectacle, and it's accessible via digital platforms unparalleled in motorsport.

"Being a partner of MotoGP therefore represents a valuable opportunity for Michelin to engage the public and players across the discipline in its vision, brand, tyres and innovation.

"For Michelin, motorsport is a laboratory that encourages the transfer of its expertise and sustainable solutions for the benefit of everyone. 

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports added: "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."

A margin of just 8.928s covered the closest top 15 in history, set in this year's Doha Grand Prix.

All six MotoGP manufacturers have finished on the podium this season, while five different factories have won races since the start of last year.