Bridgestone backs up for three Moto GP seasons
Bridgestone took advantage of the opening of the 2011 Moto GP season in Qatar to announce the renewal of its status as sole tire supplier in the premier class until the 2014 season inclusive.
Bridgestone took advantage of the opening of the to announce the renewal of its status as sole tire supplier in the premier class until the 2014 season included.
Supplier of the Moto GP since 2009, just seven seasons after arriving in the world championship, the Japanese tire maker has signed a new agreement with Dorna (the Spanish company which manages the rights of the Grand Prix) stating that "Bridgestone will continue to supply tires and support technique to the teams and riders of the premier class when the Moto GP enters a new era with the return of the 1000 cc ".
Mikio Masunaga, Vice-President of Bridgestone Corporation, first of all wanted to "convey our deepest condolences to the people who are suffering the consequences of the terrible earthquake last week. We sincerely hope that the victims will soon return to normal life. and the Bridgestone group is of course committed to helping them ".
“Regarding our sporting activities, I am proud to announce the extension of our commitment to MotoGP, as official premium tire supplier for three more years. Bridgestone has a great history in motorsport and racing. MotoGP is an important part of it ".
Describing the Moto GP as "a key platform for the image of Bridgestone", the vice-president specified that maintaining this commitment in the premier class would "improve the safety criteria and performance of the tires that we offer. to the general public ".
The announcement of the renewal of this partnership puts an end to several months of expectation concerning the will – and the ability – of Bridgestone to stay in Moto GP, knowing that the Japanese tire manufacturer has because of the crisis, to the benefit of his Italian competitor Pirelli, also sole supplier in World Superbike.
MotoGP – Moto GPs will no longer run on Bridgestone tires in 2016 –
Moto GPs will no longer run on Bridgestone tires in 2016 As Bridgestone’s contract as sole MotoGP supplier since 2009 expires, the Japanese manufacturer…
Tires – Rossi becomes Bridgestone Development Advisor –
Rossi becomes Bridgestone Development Advisor The nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi signed an agreement with Bridgestone in February to act as…
Tires – New equipment for 2016: Bridgestone launches S21 and W01 tires –
New equipment for 2016: Bridgestone launches S21 and W01 tires Since the last Grand Prix of the 2015 MotoGP season in Valencia (Spain), Bridgestone has…
Tires – New Bridgestone Battlax Sport Touring T30 motorcycle tire –
New Bridgestone Battlax Sport Touring T30 motorcycle tire Bridgestone renews its road benchmark, the BT-023, with the new Battlax Sport Touring T30…
Tires – Bridgestone renews its range of road, track and cross tires –
Bridgestone renews its range of road, track and cross tires Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone is still on the move, which has just refreshed its…
Sport – Bridgestone withdraws from Formula 1 –
Bridgestone withdraws from Formula 1 The announcement caused a stir this week in the world of motorsport: after thirteen seasons in Formula 1, the…
Tires – Motorcycle tires: the new 2018 Bridgestone, Dunlop, Pirelli and Michelin –
Motorcycle tires: the new 2018 Bridgestone, Dunlop , Pirelli and Michelin Motorcycle and scooter manufacturers were not the only ones to exhibit their…
Tires – Motorcycle tires: Rossi presents the new Bridgestone S20 in video –
Motorcycle tire: Rossi presents the new Bridgestone S20 in video A sort of ultimate laboratory, motorcycle racing makes it possible to test procedures…
Tires – Bridgestone maintains the motorcycle logistics activity of the Bethune plant –
Bridgestone maintains the motorcycle logistics activity of the Bethune plant Hard blow for the 863 employees of the Bridgestone plant in Bethune (62):…
Tires – Bridgestone renews Rossi as advisor –
Bridgestone renews Rossi as advisor Unsurprisingly, Bridgestone has decided to extend its collaboration with Valentino Rossi, who has been a development…