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Bridgestone aiming to bounce back in Europe

Bridgestone aiming to bounce back in Europe

Bridgestone aiming to bounce back in Europe

As the MotoGP World Championship returns to Europe, Japanese tyre manufacturer Bridgestone is determined to turn things around after a disappointing first half of the season.

Ducati Marlboro's Loris Capirossi is currently their best-placed rider with eighth overall, the Italian having secured the second podium for the manufacturer by taking third at Mugello, after Olivier Jacque's second place in China.

Based on last year's data and on recent results with the latest tyre generation, Bridgestone's engineers have come up with new combinations of compounds for the British Grand Prix. A total of 1100 tyres were shipped to Donington Park, with a choice of four to five front tyres and seven to eight rear tyres for each of the six Bridgestone riders in the MotoGP class.

Bridgestone's Racing Manager Hiroshi Yamaha commented: "The British Grand Prix opens the second half of this year's MotoGP season. We've had some encouraging results so far, but overall things have not gone quite the way we would have liked and the way we expected for the first half of the season."

Now we look forward to the next three European rounds which should be very interesting. We have done all in our power to prepare for these races and we hope for better results as we continue our development program."


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