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Bridgestone continue their MotoGP advantage in Shanghai

Bridgestone continue their MotoGP advantage in Shanghai

Bridgestone were once again the big winners in the latest round of the 2007 tyre war, with seven riders from the top nine using tyres from the manufacturer.

Bridgestone were once again the big winners in the latest round of the 2007 tyre war, with seven riders from the top nine using tyres from the manufacturer. Following on from their great performance in Turkey, Bridgestone had two riders on the podium for the second successive race, and will be looking to extend the advantage on Michelin's ‘home turf' of Le Mans in two week's time.

Hiroshi Yamada from Bridgestone spoke to motogp.com after overseeing Casey Stoner's victory and John Hopkins' first MotoGP podium from the garage, and paid tribute to the work done to follow on from Turkey.

"Of course, we are really happy with the performance in the race and in the practice sessions," said Yamada. "We didn't know what to expect here, so it is a nice surprise. Casey was very fast again, and everybody is very happy that John could get his first MotoGP podium."

The next race takes place on French soil, and Yamada acknowledges that it will be a challenge to beat their rivals at their strongest circuit.

"We know that Michelin are always very good in France, they are from there and will want to get good results. We will see how we do there, and will hope for another great race," he concluded.

Tomoyuki Izumisawa, the Bridgestone Corporation's responsible for motorsports, in attendance at today's race, added: "Congratulations to the entire Ducati team for another sensational victory. They have proven themselves in these first races of the season to be serious championship contenders this year and the recent results are a real testament to their technical package and teamwork. We have worked very closely with the Suzuki team since 2004 and Bridgestone also takes great pleasure in seeing John Hopkins score his debut podium position today. All five of our teams have enjoyed top ten results and our thanks and compliments go to each of them for a very competitive weekend."

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MotoGP, 2007, SINOPEC GREAT WALL LUBRICANTS GRAND PRIX OF CHINA

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