Tag Archive: tyre

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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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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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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Aug 16

Ninth pole position of the season for Marquez in close qualifying session at Brno

Round 11: Czech Republic Grand Prix – Qualifying
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Czech Republic MotoGP QP2 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez claimed his ninth pole position of the season at Brno in an entertaining qualifying session in which the top eleven riders were covered by just half a second in Qualifying Practice 2.

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Aug 15

Marquez sets the pace in both the wet and dry in mixed first day at Brno

Round 11: Czech Republic Grand Prix – Free Practice 1&2

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Czech Republic MotoGP FP1Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez showed supreme pace in all conditions on the first day of practice for the Czech Republic Grand Prix, clocking the quickest time of the day in the dry morning Free Practice 1 session before also producing the best time on wet tyres during a rainy Free Practice 2.

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Aug 14

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Brno preview

Round 11 preview

MotoGP logo Round eleven of the 2014 MotoGP™ season the series return to Europe with the Czech Republic’s stunning Brno circuit providing riders with technical corners and big elevation changes.

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Aug 12

Indianapolis MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

“The much quicker pace this year at IMS did make the track more severe for tyres, but not to an extreme level.”

MotoGP logoRepsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won at Indianapolis to continue his perfect run of form and make it ten wins from ten starts in 2014. Finishing in second and third place respectively were the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.
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Jul 27

MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO win the 2014 Suzuka 8 Hour to secure Bridgestone’s ninth consecutive victory as tyre supplier

37th Suzuka 8 Hour: 2014 FIM Endurance World Championship, Round Two

                        

MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO & Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE on the 2014 Suzuka 8 Hour podium For the second year in a row the MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO team of Takumi Takahashi, Leon Haslam and Michael van der Mark won the Suzuka 8 Hour Endurance Road Race. The team prevailed in challenging conditions to extend Bridgestone’s record winning-streak as a tyre supplier at the ‘8 Tai’ to nine consecutive victories. Read the rest of this entry »

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 02

Dutch MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

All except two of the twenty-three starters at the Dutch TT

MotoGP - Start of the 2014 Dutch TT at Assen Last weekend’s Dutch TT at Assen was affected by variable weather conditions that resulted in the race being a flag-to-flag affair at which Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won ahead of Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa on the other Repsol Honda RC213V.

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Jun 25

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Preview – Round 8: Assen

“The Dutch TT at Assen is the longest-running event on the calendar”

MotoGP - Start-of-the-2013-Dutch-TT-at-Assen Round eight of the 2014 season is one of the true icons of the MotoGP™ calendar; the Dutch TT at Assen. This 4.542 kilometre circuit features a variety of slow and fast corners which demand a good bike setup and tyres with high levels of grip and stability. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Marquez conquers the Catalan Grand Prix to maintain perfect win record

Round 7: Catalan MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Catalan MotoGP race winner As dark clouds loomed over Montmeló, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez weathered a storm of challenges from his MotoGP™ rivals to win his seventh race from seven starts in 2014.

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Jun 14

Pedrosa on pole position for the Catalan Grand Prix

Round 7: Catalan MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice
MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda - Catalan MotoGP QP2 Dani Pedrosa claimed pole position at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the second year running, after the Repsol Honda rider set a time of 1’40.985 to lead an all-Spanish front row at the Catalan Grand Prix.

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Jun 13

Aleix Espargaro quickest in opening MotoGP™ melee at Montmeló

Round 7: Catalan MotoGP™ – Free Practice 1&2
MotoGP - Aleix Espargaro - NGM Forward Racing - Catalan MotoGP FP1 NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro was quickest in Friday practice for the Catalan Grand Prix, the Spanish rider setting a time under the current Circuit Record Lap in this morning’s Free Practice 1 session.
 

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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 04

Italian MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

“Our feedback from the riders was that the soft compound rear slick performed very well

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez fighting for the lead at the Italian Grand Prix A thrilling Italian Grand Prix at Mugello last weekend saw Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez continue his winning-streak to six races, although by the barest of margins over Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo who battled the regining champion right to the finish line. Read the rest of this entry »

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 08

Spanish MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

The race weekend at Jerez was characterised by hot ambient conditions
  
MotoGP - Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez leads the Spanish Grand Prix Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez celebrated his one-hundredth Grand Prix in style by winning the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez ahead of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi in second place, and teammate Dani Pedrosa in third. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

Fourth successive victory for Marquez after Spanish MotoGP™ triumph

Round 4: Spanish MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Spanish MotoGP race winner Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won his first ever Grand Prix at Jerez and made it four victories from four starts to take a commanding position in the MotoGP championship standings.

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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 29

Argentina MotoGP debrief with Shinji Aoki

The race marked the first ever MotoGP race at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo

MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP rear slick tyres Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa secured a Repsol Honda 1-2 result at last weekend’s Argentina Grand Prix ahead of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo.

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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 27

Three Kumho Tyre compounds available in upcoming Valencia Auto GP test

Every team on the entry least will be allotted four sets of tyres

Auto GP - Kumho Three tyre compounds will provided by Kumho Tyre in the upcoming Auto GP collective test session at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. 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 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.

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