Tag Archive: Bridgestone

Aug 19

Firestone team makes changes for 2017

Changes to the team include the following

Cara AdamsBridgestone Americas announced that the company is reorganizing the Race Tire Development (RTD) arm of its Firestone Racing program, adding manufacturing expertise while reaffirming the brand’s commitment to innovation and the Verizon IndyCar Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America announces Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations as Presenting Sponsor for Annual Induction Ceremony

Three-year partnership to begin with June 29 induction at Daytona International Speedway

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America logo The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America announced today that Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC will serve as presenting sponsor of its annual induction ceremony for the next three years, beginning with the 28th annual ceremony on Wednesday, June 29 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Nov 09

Bridgestone bows out in style with record-breaking final season as Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP

We hope you enjoyed the ride!
Bridgestone fitting area in the MotoGP paddock The 2015 MotoGP season culminated in a thrilling finale at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo Circuit, with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo clinching one of the most closely-contested championship battles in years and in the process, became the final world champion during Bridgestone’s tenure as Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP.

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Nov 06

Marquez starts quickest in FP1

Marc Marquez went quickest in Friday morning’s Free Practice 1 ahead of Lorenzo and Pedrosa with Rossi in fifth.

Marquez starts quickest in FP1Repsol Honda’s Marquez put the Malaysian GP behind him by topping FP1 at the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valencia. The Spaniard set a 1’31.250, just over a second off his own Pole Record from last season (1’30.237), in sunny and dry conditions (Track temp. 22˚C) at the Comunitat Valenciana – Ricardo Tormo circuit.

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Nov 03

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Valencia preview

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Round 18 preview

Bridgestone fitting area in the MotoGP paddock The 2015 Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana marks Bridgestone’s final Grand Prix as Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP, bringing to an end a successful 14 year involvement in the premier class of motorcycle road racing for the world’s largest tyre manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

F1 United States Grand Prix: F1 set for more aggressive tyres from 2017

The drivers have to be involved in the testing and we need a strong understanding of what is being done

F1 set for more aggressive tyres from 2017Pirelli says it is likely to return to two and three stop strategies from 2017 now it has been granted a in-season testing next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round preview16: Phillip Island, Australia

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Phillip Island, Australia preview

MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP asymmetric front slick MotoGP – Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP asymmetric front slick Australia’s picturesque Phillip Island hosts round sixteen of the 2015 season, with the circuit’s fast, flowing layout and abrasive track surface combining to create one of the most demanding venues for MotoGP tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Japanese MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Some of the wet tyres showed signs of heavy wear at the end of the twenty-four lap race

MotoGP - Start of the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix The 2015 Japanese Grand Prix was won by a resurgent Dani Pedrosa as he perfectly negotiated a wet, yet drying Motegi circuit to claim victory ahead of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.

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Oct 06

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Motegi, Japan preview

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 15 preview

MotoGP - Ducati Team engineers fitting a BATTLAX extra-soft rear slick to a GP15 Round fifteen of the 2015 MotoGP season takes place at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit, a technical circuit with strong braking and acceleration zones that features an abrasive, high-grip track surface. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 14 preview

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Aragon preview

MotoGP - Start of the 2014 Aragon Grand Prix Spain’s Motorland Aragon hosts round fourteen of the season and the circuit’s combination of variable weather, sweeping corners and hard braking zone requires a tyre allocation that can adapt to every situation. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

San Marino and Rimini MotoGP debrief with Masao Azuma

The big talking point at Misano last weekend was the new tarmac

MotoGP - Start of the 2015 San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix The 2015 San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix was subjected to variable weather resulting in almost the whole field changing bikes twice over the twenty-eight lap contest. In the end, Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez won the race ahead of Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith in second place, and Marc VDS rider Scott Redding who claimed a maiden MotoGP podium by finishing in third place.

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Sep 13

Marquez wins dramatic flag-to-flag MotoGP contest at Misano

Round 13: San Marino and Rimini MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - San Marino and Rimini MotoGP race winner Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez won his first premier-class Grand Prix at Misano today after expertly managing highly variable conditions in what was one of the most dramatic MotoGP™ contests in recent memory. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Record lap launches Lorenzo to pole position at Misano

Round 13: San Marino and Rimini MotoGP™ – Qualifying

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - San Marino and Rimini MotoGP QP2 Jorge Lorenzo will start on pole position for tomorrow’s San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix after the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider set a new Misano Circuit Best Lap record of 1’32.146 to finish one-tenth of a second of his closest rival, Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Lorenzo sets new circuit lap record to top Misano MotoGP Friday practice

Round 13: San Marino and Rimini MotoGP™ – Free Practice 1&2

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - San Marino and Rimini MotoGP FP2Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo rode the quickest ever lap around the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli to lead a closely contested opening day of practice at the San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Misano preview

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 13 preview

MotoGP logo Round thirteen of the 2015 MotoGP™ season is the San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix where riders will be treated to a newly re-surfaced Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli which promises to improve lap times. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

British MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Last Sunday’s British Grand Prix was the first completely wet race since the 2013 French Grand Prix

MotoGP - Start of the 2015 British Grand Prix The 2015 British Grand Prix was won in dramatic style by Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi who mastered the wet conditions at Silverstone to win ahead of Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Dovizioso. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Rossi reigns in the rain to claim brilliant British Grand Prix victory

Round 12: British MotoGP™ race report

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - British MotoGP race winner A late change in the weather set the scene for a dramatic British Grand Prix and in the first wet race of the MotoGP™ season it was Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi who took a brilliant victory ahead of the Ducati duo of Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Dovizioso. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Marquez smashes Silverstone lap record to seize British Grand Prix pole position

Round 12: British MotoGP™ – Qualifying

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - British MotoGP FP4 Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez smashed his own Silverstone Circuit Best Lap record to claim his sixth pole position of the MotoGP season ahead of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo and his Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.

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Aug 28

Lorenzo sets the benchmark in British Grand Prix Free Practice

Round 12: British MotoGP™ – Free Practice 1&2

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - British MotoGP FP2Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo was the benchmark on the opening day of action at the British Grand Prix, the current championship leader setting a time of 2’02.338 in this afternoon’s Free Practice 2 session. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Silverstone preview

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 12 preview 

MotoGP logo Silverstone in the United Kingdom plays host to round twelve of the 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship, the circuit’s combination of a fast average speed and cool temperatures placing significant demand on tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

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