Bridgestone will be the official tire supplier until at least 2014, and will help the MotoGP as it transitions to a 1000cc championship series. Under the new deal, Bridgestone will continue to provide tires and technical support to each rider on the premier class grid.
“I am both proud and excited that we are able to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to MotoGP by extending our participation as Official Tyre Supplier to the premier class with a new three-year deal,” said Mikio Masunaga, Vice-President and Member of the Board, Bridgestone Corporation. “Bridgestone has a very rich heritage in the leading motorsport categories across the world, and MotoGP represents a significant part of this history.”
Bridgestone has been the official tire supplier since 2009, but has been involved in the MotoGP for much longer than that. 70 GP victories, 179 podiums, and four MotoGP championships have been won with the help of Bridgestone tires.
“I am very pleased that we can continue to work closely with Bridgestone for another three years after this season, and I would like to thank them for their continued commitment to MotoGP,” said Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports. “Bridgestone has a great track record in all forms of motorsport, in particular MotoGP, and has done a great job since they were appointed the championship’s first ever Official Tire Supplier, so we all know they are up to the task this season and over the following three years.
“Their ongoing commitment at this early point is important in allowing us to plan for the future, especially for the teams as they are already underway with their development plans for next year and the new 1000cc era, and I believe it also demonstrates the value of MotoGP as a business platform.”
Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com