Bridgestone sign three-year agreement as single MotoGP tyre supplier

Monday, 26 January 2009

Tyre company to provide rubber for premier class in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

MotoGP Official Tyre Supplier Bridgestone have put pen to paper on a final contract for their debut as sole tyre provider for the next three seasons. The Japanese factory will start their term this year, following a tender process established in 2008.

`In these turbulent times of economic crisis, Bridgestone is delighted to be working positively with Dorna to make an exciting contribution to MotoGP,´ said Bridgestone Motorosport Director Hiroshi Yasukawa of the announcement. `We are dedicated to our support of MotoGP and being chosen as the official tyre supplier shows the high regard in which we are held by the sport in which we have been involved since 2002. Our participation in MotoGP is an important element of our position as the foremost tyre supplier in motorsport.´

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of MotoGP rights holders Dorna, added that `We are delighted to have secured Bridgestone as sole tyre supplier for all teams in the MotoGP class of the FIM World Championship for the next three years. Bridgestone is a company with a fantastic reputation and they make an outstanding contribution to motorsport. We strongly believe that this new agreement is very positive as it will simultaneously reduce costs and increase competition in MotoGP.´

The first all-Bridgestone MotoGP World Championship race will take place on April 12th at Losail, the season-opening Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar.

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