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Bridgestone prepares Jerez-specific Wet tyre

MotoGP™ tyre supplier Bridgestone has revealed that it will be taking a one-off hard compound Wet specification tyre to this weekend’s Gran Premio bwin de España, based solely on the Circuito de Jerez following a pre-season test at the same venue.

Jerez marks the first European event of the year and, following all-dry affairs in Qatar and Texas, rain remains a possibility heading towards the Spanish race weekend.

“During the Jerez test, tyre analysis revealed our hard compound wet rear tyre exhibited high wear and abrasion on the combination of the latest machines and the abrasive track surface, so we immediately changed our production schedule to ensure supply of an alternative extra-hard rear wet tyre for the upcoming race,” explains Hiroshi Yamada, Manager of Bridgestone’s Motorsport Department.

“This is a special wet tyre produced just for the Spanish Grand Prix and is a compound that isn’t part of our regular wet tyre allocation.”

Of the last ten Spanish Grands Prix in Jerez, only one has been rain-affected as Valentino Rossi ran into Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo took victory in 2011.

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MotoGP, 2013

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