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Bridgestone looks forward the last part of the season

Bridgestone looks forward the last part of the season

Bridgestone looks forward the last part of the season

Bridgestone obtained some consistant results in the tough US Red Bull GP held last weekend at Laguna Seca. After the clear improvements experienced in last races, the japanese factory has optimistic feelings for next challenges in the Championship.

Sugio Fukuoka, Bridgestone Corporation Vice-President and Officer: "I would like to extend my thanks to each of our teams and riders for solid work this weekend. It was particularly pleasing to see Chris Vermeulen on pole and it was a shame he was denied a debut podium. Our tyres performed well in today's race, but I look forward to the remaining races of the season where I am sure we can return to the podium and hopefully challenge for some victories."

Hiroshi Yamada - Bridgestone Motorsport - Motorcycle Racing Manager: "That was a tough race for all involved, for machines, tyres and riders. The intense heat has really transformed this weekend's race into a battle of the fittest. Chris did a fantastic job and was able to lead up until the midway point and could even retain second place until technical trouble relegated him to third place".

"With a podium still looking likely, he suddenly found himself unable to keep pace and saw his podium taken with just three laps to go. It is a real shame for Chris and Suzuki to miss out on their debut podium this season, but we congratulate them for their strong showing, which demonstrated the full performance of the Bridgestone tyre-Suzuki bike package. We are pleased that both Ducati and Kawasaki were able to take some valuable points away from a difficult grand prix weekend".

"Now we have three weeks before the next event in Brno, a race where Loris finished second last year for Bridgestone and Ducati. With that memory to spur us on, our development and work will not stop even if Moto GP can enjoy a deserved break before heading to the Czech Republic in mid-August."


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