Tag Archive: Bridgestone

Oct 22

Weber doubts Vettel can handle Ferrari ‘pressure’

Michael Schumacher’s former manager doubts Sebastian Vettel can emulate the F1 legend’s success at rebuilding a beleaguered Ferrari team.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (15) Willi Weber, also known as the lucrative ‘Mr 20 per cent’ after brokering Schumacher’s mammoth Ferrari contracts, is worried quadruple world champion Vettel’s personality might not be as suited to the task. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Bridgestone MotoGP Sepang preview

Bridgestone MotoGP round 17 preview

MotoGP logo Round seventeen of the 2014 MotoGP™ season takes place at Sepang International Circuit, a circuit defined by its high ambient temperatures and humidity, and a fast, technical layout. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Australian MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Bridgestone introduced an asymmetric front slick at Phillip Island

MotoGP - Opening lap of the 2014 Australian MotoGP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi won a dramatic Australian Grand Prix last Sunday, leading a Yamaha sweep of the podium in a race where rapidly cooling temperatures created challenging conditions for the riders. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Bridgestone develops new tyre allocation for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix

“We will introduce a brand new tyre allocation for this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix”

MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP slick tyres Bridgestone will introduce a brand new tyre allocation for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix, including a newly-developed asymmetric front slick tyre as the Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP™ continues its efforts to develop technologies that further enhance rider safety.

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Oct 14

Japanese MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

“The stop-and-go layout of the circuit is the main factor when we develop tyres for the Japanese Grand Prix”
 

MotoGP - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo at Motegi Conditions for the start of the Japanese Grand Prix race weekend were warm, but cool ambient temperatures and cloud cover drastically lowered track temperatures on Sunday, with a peak recording of just 27°C recorded during the race.

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Oct 09

Valentino Rossi reflects on Club46 campaign with Bridgestone

Bridgestone Europe’s Club46 campaign with Valentino Rossi a resounding success

Valentino Rossi with four of the lucky Bridgestone Club46 winners For the 2014 MotoGP™ season Bridgestone Europe launched the special Club46 campaign giving motorcycle fans the chance to meet racing legend Valentino Rossi.

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Oct 08

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Motegi preview

Round 15 preview

Jorge Lorenzo leads the 2013 Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi Round fifteen of the 2014 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 24

Bridgestone MotoGP Aragon preview

Bridgestone MotoGP round 14 preview

MotoGP logo Round fourteen of the 2014 MotoGP™ season takes place at MotorLand Aragon; a venue where variable weather conditions, long sweeping corners and hard braking zones create a challenge for tyre development. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

San Marino and Rimini MotoGP debrief with Masao Azuma

The first day of the weekend was subjected to heavy rain and the coldest track temperatures yet recorded this season

MotoGP - Start of the 2014 San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi won his first race of the 2014 MotoGP™ season ahead of teammate Jorge Lorenzo in second place, and Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa in third.

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Sep 14

Rossi revels in Italian renaissance after remarkable Misano victory

Round 13: San Marino and Rimini MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - San Marino and Rimini MotoGP race winner Valentino Rossi had the Italian fans rejoicing at Misano after the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP star won his first race of the season in an intriguing San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix.

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Sep 13

Lorenzo launches himself to first pole position of the year at Misano

Round 13: San Marino and Rimini MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice
Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - San Marino and Rimini MotoGP QP2 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo emphatically displayed his intent to win a fourth consecutive San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix by securing his first pole position of the season at Misano today, and consequently his first ever premier-class pole position at the Italian circuit.
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Sep 12

Dovizioso reigns on wet and wild first day at Misano

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

Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati Team - San Marino and Rimini MotoGP FP2 Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso led the field on a challenging opening day to the San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix race weekend, the Italian rider’s lap time of 1’49.195 in a wet Free Practice 2 helping to warm the hearts of the Italian fans on a damp day at Misano. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Misano preview

MotoGP™ round 13 preview

MotoGP logo Round thirteen of the 2014 MotoGP™ season is the San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix taking place at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, which is traditionally the second of the two Grands Prix held on the Italian peninsula each year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

British MotoGP debrief with Shinji Aoki

The warmer weather created good conditions for Marquez and Lorenzo to set a fierce pace at the front of the field

 

2014-08-31-0047Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won a thrilling battle with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo at last Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the pair finishing first and second respectively with just 0.732 seconds between them, ahead of Valentino Rossi in third place on the other factory Yamaha M1.


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Aug 31

Marquez emerges victorious in spectacular Spanish duel at Silverstone

Round 12: British Grand Prix – Race

2014-08-31-0057For the second consecutive year the British Grand Prix was the venue for a spectacular duel between Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo, but this year it was Marquez who was the victor at Silverstone as the reigning World Champion beat his Spanish rival to the chequered flag.

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Aug 30

Marquez runs riot in cool conditions to take pole position at Silverstone

Round 12: British Grand Prix – Qualifying Practice

2014-08-31Marc Marquez was dominant in qualifying for the British Grand Prix on his Repsol Honda RC213V, the Spanish star setting a time of 2’00.829 to seize his tenth pole position of 2014 as he vies for a first MotoGP™ win at Silverstone.

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Aug 29

Marquez close to record pace on first day of practice at Silverstone

Round 12: British Grand Prix – Free Practice 1&2

MotoGP - Stefan Bradl - LCR Honda MotoGP - British MotoGP FP2 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez got up to speed quickly in challenging conditions at Silverstone, the reigning champion getting within a couple of tenths of the Circuit Record Lap to finish half a second quicker than his closest rival in Friday practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Silverstone preview

Round 12 preview

MotoGP logo Round twelve of the 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship takes at the Silverstone circuit in the United Kingdom, where high speeds and low temperatures combine to create a unique challenge for tyre development.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Czech Republic MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

There was a MotoGP group test at Brno on Monday

MotoGP - Start of the 2014 Czech Republic Grand Prix Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa won his first Grand Prix of the year at Brno last weekend, breaking the winning streak of his teammate Marc Marquez. For the second race in a row, second and third place went to the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Pedrosa sets record pace en route to maiden MotoGP win of the season at Brno

Round 11: Czech Republic Grand Prix – Race
MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda - Czech Republic MotoGP race winner Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa set a scorching pace to take his first win of the MotoGP™ season ahead of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi who finished in second and third place respectively.

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