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Bridgestone choose Estoril as private test track

Bridgestone choose Estoril as private test track

Bridgestone riders returned to the Jerez podium for the first time since 2006, courtesy of Valentino Rossi´s second place finish in the Gran Premio bwin.com de España.

Bridgestone riders returned to the Jerez podium for the first time since 2006, courtesy of Valentino Rossi´s second place finish in the Gran Premio bwin.com de España. However, the race was a tricky one for the Japanese tyre manufacturer, with Jerez typically a Michelin circuit.

The next venue on the MotoGP calendar is Estoril –another track at which Bridgestone have not had the best of times- and in order to counteract this the brand have chosen the Portuguese track as their official test circuit.

`We picked Estoril because it has a good layout and a mix of high-low speed corners and a long straight,´ said Tohru Ubukata from the fabricant. `It´s also been a difficult track for us since we joined MotoGP.´

The first test for Bridgestone at the circuit comes after April´s Grande Premio bwin.com de Portugal, in the immediate post-race sessions. Following that, Ducati and Kawasaki test riders Niccola Canepa and Olivier Jacque will be putting the rubber through its paces in a private test.

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MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMIO bwin.com DE ESPAÑA

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