Tag Archive: Bridgestone

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 »

Aug 18

Czech Republic MotoGP debrief with Masao Azuma

Many riders mentioned how poor the grip level was at Brno this year, particularly in hot conditions

MotoGP - Start of the 2015 Czech Republic Grand PrixMovistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo was in complete control during last Sunday’s Czech Republic Grand Prix, the Spaniard winning ahead of Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

Lorenzo hammers out fifth victory of the year at the Czech Republic Grand Prix

Round 11: Czech Republic MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Czech Republic MotoGP race winnerPole-sitter Jorge Lorenzo led from start to the finish to take his fifth victory of the year at the Czech Republic Grand Prix, the result meaning the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider now has equal championship points as his teammate Valentino Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 15

Brno lap record demolished as Lorenzo takes pole position in Czech Republic

Round 11: Czech Republic MotoGP™ – Qualifying

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Czech Republic MotoGP FP4Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo cut half a second from the previous Brno Circuit Best Lap record to claim pole position for the Czech Republic Grand Prix ahead of his main championship rivals Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Lorenzo sets searing practice pace in boiling conditions at Brno

Round 11: Czech Republic MotoGP™ – Free Practice 1&2

imageLorenzo led the opening day of action at the Czech Republic Grand Prix, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider setting the quickest time in the morning Free Practice 1 session to end the day just 0.014 seconds ahead of Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez on combined times. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Prost says being a team manager his ‘biggest mistake’

Alain Prost: Two days before I signed the contract [to take over Ligier] I did not want to do it anymore…

Prost says being a team manager his 'biggest mistake'Four-time Formula 1 World Champion Alain Prost says the ‘biggest mistake’ he made during his career was becoming the owner of his own team, revealing he wanted to scrap the deal days before he signed a contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Indianapolis MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

“Indianapolis is a very demanding circuit and as well as being severe on tyres”

MotoGP logoRepsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez won last Sunday’s Indianapolis Grand Prix ahead of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP pair of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi who finished in second and third places respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 09

Marquez continues American domination with exciting Indianapolis MotoGP win

Round 10: Indianapolis MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Indianapolis MotoGP race winner Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez won today’s Indianapolis Grand Prix from pole position after an exciting battle with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo. The result was the reigning MotoGP™ World Champion’s seventh successive premier-class victory on American soil.

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Aug 08

Marquez marches to third consecutive Indianapolis MotoGP pole position

Round 10: Indianapolis MotoGP™ – Qualifying

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Indianapolis MotoGP FP4Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez is ideally placed to claim a hat-trick of Indianapolis Grand Prix victories as he secured pole position in qualifying today ahead of his teammate Dani Pedrosa. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Lorenzo leads a closely-packed field in Indianapolis Grand Prix Friday practice

Round 10: Indianapolis MotoGP™ – Free Practice 1&2

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Indianapolis MotoGP FP2 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo finished on top of the timesheets in Friday practice by a mere 0.003 seconds as the two-time MotoGP™ World Champion aims to break Honda’s recent run of victories at the American circuit.

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Aug 04

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 10 preview

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Indianapolis preview

MotoGP logo Round ten of the 2015 season sees MotoGP™ return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the second half of an enthralling championship gets underway on American soil.

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Jul 28

New rain tire will gain traction with teams

The rain tires will be available this weekend at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

New Firestone Rain TiresSpectators, TV viewers and Verizon IndyCar Series teams will be able to better distinguish which cars are running Firestone Racing’s new rain tire by its silver stripe, which complements the red stripe on the alternate tires for road and street courses. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Yamaha Factory Racing Team make history with emphatic Suzuka 8 Hours victory

38th Suzuka 8 Hours: 2015 FIM Endurance World Championship, Round Two

Yamaha Factory Racing Team - Bradley Smith Katsuyuki Nakasuga Pol Espargaro - 2015 Suzuka 8 Hours race winners on the podium In their sixtieth anniversary year, Yamaha Motor Corporation claimed a historic Suzuka 8 Hours win as the Yamaha Factory Racing Team of Pol Espargaro, Katsuyuki Nakasuga and Bradley Smith rode their YZF-R1 to victory, also giving Bridgestone its tenth consecutive victory as a tyre supplier at the ‘8Tai’.

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Jul 25

Record-breaking Espargaro puts Yamaha on pole position for the 2015 Suzuka 8 Hours

2015 FIM Endurance World Championship Series, Round 2 – Suzuka 8 Hours
Pol Espargaro - Yamaha Factory Racing Team - Suzuka 8 Hours Top10 Shootout Yamaha Factory Racing Team rider Pol Espargaro rode a lap to remember in today’s Top10 Trial at Suzuka Circuit, setting a new unofficial lap record time of 2’06.000 to put himself and teammates Bradley Smith and Katsuyuki Nakasuga on pole for the 38th Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race.

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Jul 20

Bridgestone aiming for a ‘perfect ten’ at the Suzuka 8 Hours

The 38th edition of the Suzuka 8 Hours takes place this weekend at the legendary Suzuka Circuit in Japan

Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP front slick tyres

Bridgestone is aiming to extend its record-breaking run of success at the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race to ten consecutive victories as a tyre supplier, with the world’s largest tyre manufacturer supporting a roster of racing stars at Japan’s most prestigious motorcycle road race.

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Jul 07

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Germany, Sachsenring preview

Bridgestone MotoGP™  round 9  preview

Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP asymmetric front slick Round nine of the 2015 MotoGP™ season takes place at Germany’s Sachsenring; a technical circuit with abrasive tarmac and fast left-hand turns that makes it one the most punishing tracks for tyres.

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