Tag Archive: Bridgestone

Apr 16

Americas MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

Last weekend was the second race at Circuit of The Americas
MotoGP - Start of the 2014 Americas Grand Prix The Americas Grand Prix at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas was won by Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez for the second successive year.

Apr 08

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Preview – Round 2: Americas, Austin

A real challenge for the riders and tyres

MotoGP - Start of the 2013 Americas Grand Prix After a successful debut event last year, MotoGP™ returns to the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas with legions of American fans set to be thrilled after an intense season opener at Qatar. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Bridgestone and Valentino Rossi unveil new film

Lights, camera, action

Blog - ChampagneBridgestone and motorcycle racing legend Valentino Rossi recently came together near the nine-times World Champion’s home, Tavullia, Italy to collaborate on a stunning promotional film celebrating their winning partnership. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Bridgestone Europe launch Club46 in partnership with Valentino Rossi

Bridgestone to run six competitions throughout the 2014 season; 46 winners each draw!

Club46 logo For each competition two of the lucky winners will receive the ultimate, money-can’t-buy prize – a VIP MotoGP experience and a meet and greet with Valentino Rossi Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Bridgestone MotoGP Qatar, Losail preview

MotoGP  Round 1 preview
MotoGP logo The 2014 MotoGP™ season is set to start this weekend amidst a huge buzz of excitement at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit, as Bridgestone embarks on its sixth season as Official Tyre Supplier to the world’s premier class of motorcycle road racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Aleix Espargaro finishes on top in final MotoGP™ pre-season test of 2014

Losail International Circuit, Qatar
MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP slick tyres Aleix Espargaro was the quickest rider at the final MotoGP™ pre-season test of 2014, the Spaniard setting a time of 1’54.874 aboard his open-class machine NGM Mobile Forward Racing Yamaha on the final day of action at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Bridgestone introduces new slick tyre marking system for 2014 MotoGP™ season

Adding an extra dimension to the MotoGP coverage
MotoGP - 2014 Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP rear slicks From the first race of the 2014 season, Bridgestone will employ a new colour marking system for its MotoGP™ tyres to make it easier for spectators to see which front and rear tyre options each rider is using at a given time. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Bridgestone completes successful MotoGP™ tyre test at Phillip Island

Phillip Island Circuit, Australia

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Bridgestone completed a successful three-day tyre test at Phillip Island, as the Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP™ met its objective of testing a range of new rear slick tyres to deliver safety, performance and durability for a full race-distance at the Australian Grand Prix in October.

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Feb 06

Marquez takes top spot in first official MotoGP™ test of 2014

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP slick tyre Reigning World Champion Marc Marquez set a stunning lap time of 1’59.533 earlier today to complete his domination of the first MotoGP™ group test of the 2014 season at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit.

Feb 03

Bridgestone heads to Malaysia for first MotoGP group test of 2014

The 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship will boast twenty-four riders
MotoGP - Bridgestone Motorsport technical area in MotoGP paddock Bridgestone heads to Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit for the first MotoGP™ group test of 2014 on Tuesday, February 4 as the world’s largest tyre maker embarks on its sixth season as the official tyre supplier to the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Hiroshi Yamada looks back over the 2013 MotoGP™ season

“Overall, I think this season has been fantastic”

MotoGP logoAfter one of the most exciting MotoGP™ campaigns in recent years, Bridgestone Motorsport Manager Hiroshi Yamada looks back on the highlights from this year, and gives a brief glimpse of the world’s largest tyre manufacturer’s approach to the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Pirelli considers buying new F1 test car

Pirelli is considering buying a new F1 test car from one of the teams.

2013-09-20 - Pirelli  - 0005Already frustrated by the lack of testing opportunities, and the teams’ collective reluctance to help, F1′s official supplier became further dismayed in Brazil when wet weather affected its plans to try the 2014 tyres in Friday practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Turning Pro #MadeMyMark

Working with professionals in the GT Championship was a huge learning curve.

Mark Webber MercedesMercedes signed me to race for AMG in the FIA GT Championship in 1998 and I was even paid to race! It was a huge relief for me that I didn’t have to look for money any more. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Marquez makes his mark in Valencia post-season test

Circuito Ricardo Tormo test

MotoGP - Bridgestone engineer speaking with Repsol Honda's Dani PedrosaThe first prelude to the 2014 MotoGP™ season, the Valencia post-season test wrapped up today at Circuito Ricardo Tormo, with newly-crowed World Champion Marc Marquez clocking the fastest time – a 1’30.287 – over the three days on his Repsol Honda RC213V. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Valencia MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Marquez’s 3rd place was enough to secure the MotoGP™ World Championship

MotoGP - Marquez’s third place was enough to secure the MotoGP™ World ChampionshipThe MotoGP™ season finale at Valencia’s Circuito Ricardo Tormo was an exciting contest, with Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo winning his third consecutive race ahead of Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Hamilton also struggling in Pirelli era – Webber

Lewis Hamilton has also struggled to shine on Pirelli’s 2013 tyres.

2013-06-09_1456That is the claim of Red Bull’s Mark Webber, who is ending his long formula one career at the end of the season and switching to Le Mans for 2014 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Magic Marquez claims MotoGP™ World Championship as Lorenzo wins at Valencia

Round 18: Valencia MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing - Valencia MotoGP race winnerRepsol Honda’s Marc Marquez is the 2013 MotoGP World Champion after the rookie took third place behind race winner Jorge Lorenzo to become the youngest ever premier-class title holder. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Marquez storms to pole position at Valencia with new circuit record

Round 18: Valencia MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Valencia MotoGP QPMarc Marquez will start on pole position for the championship decider at Valencia’s Circuito Ricardo Tormo after the Repsol Honda star set a scorching qualifying lap time of 1’30.237 to beat the existing circuit record by six-tenths of a second. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Round 18 preview, Valencia

Ricardo Tormo Circuit preview

MotoGP - Yamaha Factory Racing's Jorge Lorenzo and Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez on trackFor the first time since 2006, the MotoGP™ World Championship will be decided at the last race of the year, as Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo prepare for an end-of-season spectacular in front of a vocal Spanish crowd at Valencia.

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Oct 30

Japanese MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Motegi included the debut of a new Super-soft rear slick for CRT riders

MotoGP - Race action from the 2013 Japanese Grand PrixLast Sunday, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo won his second consecutive race after taking victory at the Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Repsol Honda duo Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. Read the rest of this entry »

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