Tag Archive: Hiroshi Yamada

Jul 23

Bridgestone supports star cast in its bid to extend record streak at Suzuka 8 Hours

This 37th edition of the Suzuka 8 Hours this weekend at the fabled Suzuka Circuit in Japan

MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP tyres Bridgestone will support some of the biggest names in motorcycle road racing as the world’s largest tyre manufacturer looks to extend its record winning streak at the Suzuka 8 Hours to nine consecutive victories. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Marquez maintains his momentum with stunning Sachsenring victory

Round 9: German Grand Prix – Race
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - German MotoGP race winner Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez heads to the summer break with a perfect win record after mastering mixed track conditions at Sachsenring to claim his ninth victory of the 2014 MotoGP season.

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Jul 08

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 9 preview

Sachsenring preview

MotoGP logo Round nine of the 2014 MotoGP™ season takes place at Germany’s Sachsenring; a technical circuit whose combination of abrasive tarmac and fast left-hand turns make it one the most punishing tracks for tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Bridgestone MotoGP Catalunya preview – :

MotoGP™ round 7 preview

MotoGP logo MotoGP™ returns to Spain for round seven of the 2014 season as the Circuit de Catalunya gets set to provide a tough test for riders and tyres alike. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Marquez emerges victorious in magical Mugello duel

Round 6: Italian MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Italian MotoGP race winner Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez maintained his perfect victory record in 2014 at the Italian Grand Prix, after narrowly beating Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo to the chequered flag at Mugello.

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May 28

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Mugello, Italy preview

Round 6 preview

MotoGP - Start-of-the-2013-Italian-Grand-Prix Mugello is the venue for round six of the MotoGP™ championship, and the Italian circuit is a favourite for riders and fans alike due to its picturesque hill-side setting and its fast layout which sees the fire-breathing 1000cc machines reach one of the their fastest top speeds of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Bridgestone MotoGP Preview – Round 5: Le Mans, France

The layout places an emphasis on acceleration and braking
MotoGP logo Round five of the 2014 MotoGP™ season takes place at the Le Mans Bugatti circuit in France, a venue that has produced some unexpected results over the years due to its unpredictable weather.

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May 01

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Round 4 preview

Spain, Jerez preview
MotoGP logo Round four of the MotoGP™ championship sees the World Championship touch-down in Europe, as Spain’s Circuito de Jerez gets a new-look front and rear tyre allocation for 2014.

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Apr 30

Bridgestone expands front tyre allocation for MotoGP™ riders

The change in front tyre allocation was ratified by the FIM and Dorna
Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP front slick tyre Bridgestone, the Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP™ has made a revision to the front slick tyre allocation system to give riders more choice and a greater number of tyres at each race weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Preview – Round 3: Argentina, Termas de Río Hondo

The Termas de Río Hondo circuit is characterised by numerous fast, long-radius corners

MotoGP - Repsol Honda engineer fitting Bridgestone BATTLAX rear slick tyre2014 sees MotoGP™ return to South America for the first time since 2004, as Argentina’s Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo hosts round three of the season.

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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 »

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 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 »

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 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 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 26

Lorenzo emerges from the clouds to take pole position at Motegi

Round 17: Japanese MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing - Japanese MotoGP QPAfter yesterday’s and this morning’s Free Practice sessions at Motegi were cancelled due to poor weather, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo adapted best to the revised qualifying format and the wet track, setting a time of 1’53.471 to claim the top spot on the grid for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Preview – Round 17: Japan

Bridgestone will debut a new super-soft asymmetric rear slick at Motegi

MotoGP logoThe penultimate round of the 2013 MotoGP™ season takes place at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit, a technical circuit with strong braking and acceleration zones and an abrasive, high-grip track surface. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Australia preview

Round 16 preview

MotoGP - Pramac Racing engineers changing rear BATTLAX slick tyre for Andrea Iannone Round sixteen of the 2013 MotoGP™ season takes place at Australia’s Phillip Island circuit, a circuit whose attractive seaside setting belies its status as one of the cruellest on Bridgestone MotoGP™ tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

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