Tag Archive: tyre

May 19

French MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

“Racers always want to push themselves to the limit”

MotoGP - Start of the 2015 French Grand Prix The French Grand Prix saw the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team dominate proceedings Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi scoring a one-two result, while Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso continued his rich vein of form by finishing in third place. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Lorenzo sets record pace at Le Mans to secure second straight win

Round 5: French MotoGP™- Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - French MotoGP race winner.jpgThe French Grand Prix was the venue for another dominant performance by Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo, as the Spanish rider won his second-successive race this season by producing the quickest ever race finishing time at the Le Mans circuit.

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May 16

Marquez masters challenging conditions en route to pole position at Le Mans

French MotoGP QP 2 times

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - French MotoGP QP2In challenging conditions at Le Mans, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was half a second quicker than his nearest competitor in Qualifying Practice 2 as he claimed pole position for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Record pace sees Smith top the timesheets in Friday practice at Le Mans

Jorge Lorenzo 2nd and Andrea Dovizioso 3rd

MotoGP - Bradley Smith - Monster Yamaha Tech 3 - French MotoGP FP2 Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith put a smile on the faces of his team at their home race, as the British rider topped the timesheets in Friday’s Free Practice sessions at Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Bridgestone MotoGP Jerez preview

Round 4 preview, Spain

MotoGP logoMotoGP™ returns to its spiritual homeland of Europe as round four of the world championship takes place at Spain’s iconic Jerez circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Argentina MotoGP debrief with Masao Azuma

The Argentina Grand Prix was the debut for Bridgestone’s new extra-hard specification rear slick

MotoGP logo At last weekend’s Argentina Grand Prix Valentino Rossi won his second race of the 2015 MotoGP™ season with an emphatic victory while the podium was completed with Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso in second place and CWM LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow in third.

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Apr 19

Relentless Rossi grabs amazing Argentina MotoGP™ victory

Round 3: Argentina MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Argentina MotoGP race winner Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s put in one of the performances of his career to win his second race of the year at Argentina’s Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo ahead of Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso and CWM LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow.

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Apr 18

Marquez masters hot conditions to claim pole position in Argentina qualifying

Round 3: Argentina MotoGP™ – Qualifying

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Argentina MotoGP QP2 Marc Marquez will start on pole position for tomorrow’s Argentina Grand Prix after the Repsol Honda Team rider set a scorching time of 1’37.802 in Qualifying Practice 2 at Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo.

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Apr 17

Aleix Espargaro on record pace to lead Argentina Free Practice

Round 3: Argentina MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Aleix Espargaro - Team SUZUKI ECSTAR - Argentina MotoGP FP2 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR rider Aleix Espargaro was in impressive form at Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo today, topping both of the day’s practice sessions and setting a time quicker than the current Circuit Record Lap in Free Practice 2. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Argentina preview

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 3 preview

MotoGP logo MotoGP™ returns to South America this weekend as round three of the 2015 season visits Argentina’s Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo for a second time following the circuit’s debut on the calendar last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 2 preview

Circuit of the Americas, United States preview
Start of the 2014 Grand Prix of the Americas Round two of the 2015 MotoGP™ season takes place at the stunning Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas; a technical circuit that features the longest straight on the calendar and significant elevation changes.

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Feb 25

Marquez tops second Sepang MotoGP test to continue pre-season dominance

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Second Sepang MotoGP test 2015 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez signed off the second Sepang test with the quickest overall time as the reigning MotoGP™ champion clocked a 1’59.115 on the final day of action to once again set the pace in pre-season testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Marquez sets quickest ever lap at Sepang to top first official MotoGP test

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

MotoGP - Bridgestone Motorsport technical area in MotoGP paddock Current World Champion Marc Marquez emphatically underlined his title credentials for the upcoming season by setting a scorching time of 1’58.867 at the first MotoGP™ group test of 2015 at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Bridgestone prepares for the first MotoGP™ group test of 2015

Like last year, the MotoGP regulations for 2015 provide concessions on rear tyre choice

Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP front slick tyres The riders contesting this year’s MotoGP™ World Championship will get their first taste of Bridgestone’s 2015 specification tyres at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit from February 4-6, as the world’s largest tyre maker embarks on its seventh season as the official tyre supplier to the series. 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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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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