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Bridgestone looking for four in a row

Bridgestone looking for four in a row

Whilst the A-Style Grand Prix of Japan is the home race for a number of World Championship teams and riders, Bridgestone are also very much on home soil this weekend at Motegi.

Whilst the A-Style Grand Prix of Japan is the home race for a number of World Championship teams and riders, Bridgestone are also very much on home soil this weekend at Motegi.

Indeed the Twin Ring track is a regular testing site for the Japanese compound manufacturers and the venue has heralded some of their most successful results in a relatively short MotoGP history - with three wins on Bridgestone tyres in the last three seasons.

The firm will therefore be hoping to use their usual Motegi magic to good effect with all five of their teams this weekend, especially Ducati Marlboros Casey Stoner looking to clinch his first World title on Bridgestone rubbers at round fifteen.

Bridgestones Motorcycle Sport Unit Manager Hiroshi Yamada assessed the task ahead commenting: The Motegi track surface is one of the high-grip, abrasive tracks and the layout of the circuits puts quite a focus on braking stability and acceleration out of the slower corners. Riders will need a strong, stiff front tyre for this purpose, which is something that Bridgestone-supported riders have always seemed to benefit from.

We conducted some useful tests at Motegi towards the end of August with the Kawasaki and Suzuki teams, who have designated Motegi as their home test track, and the results have formed the basis of our Motegi tyres for this years race weekend.

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MotoGP, 2007, A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN

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