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Bridgestone enjoy another great day

Bridgestone enjoy another great day

The Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix saw Bridgestone again demonstrate their quality in wet conditions, with seven of their riders finishing in the top ten at Donington Park.

The Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix saw Bridgestone again demonstrate their quality in wet conditions, with seven of their riders finishing in the top ten at Donington Park.

Saturday's qualifying session saw Michelin dominate proceedings as the first four positions on the grid were secured by riders on the French company's compounds.

But with Michelin-shod Nicky Hayden suffering an unfortunate crash - and his Repsol Honda colleague Dani Pedrosa and the Michelin supplied seven-time former World Champion Valentino Rossi failing to get results they would have hoped for after starting on the front row - the Bridgestone riders took full advantage of the situation.

Just as they had done at Le Mans Australian pair Casey Stoner (Ducati Marlboro) and Chris Vermeulen (Rizla Suzuki) in particular thrived in the wet conditions on their Bridgestone rubbers, though on this occasion it was Vermeulen who finished third and Stoner who took victory – a reversal of their French results.

After another good day at the office, Hiroshi Yamada, Manager of Bridgestone Motorsport's Motorcycle Sport Department commented: "That was another masterful race performance from Casey Stoner, so I would like to thank him and the Ducati team for another fantastic result. Chris Vermeulen also rode brilliantly to take the third podium for the Suzuki team this season, so well done to them."

"The weather conditions this weekend have been far from ideal but our teams have worked very well and the results today show that we can be confident in all types of weather. I am particularly pleased that we have been able to show a good performance in Britain, one of our toughest tracks in the past, and I hope the 85,000 loyal and passionate British fans who braved the weather today enjoyed the show."

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MotoGP, 2007, NICKEL & DIME BRITISH GRAND PRIX

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