Bridgestone extend role as Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP
The new contract means that Bridgestone will continue to provide tyres and technical support to every team and rider on the premier class grid as the championship enters the new era of increased engine capacity, up from 800cc to 1000cc.
Already the Official Tyre Supplier to the premier class since 2009, Bridgestone has received positive support from the riders, the FIM, Dorna, the Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers Association (MSMA) and the International Road Racing Teams Association (IRTA), all who have expressed a strong desire to continue the relationship.
Since entering the championship’s top category, then 500cc, in 2002, it took just two years for the first win on Bridgestone. In 2009 Bridgestone was named the championship’s first Official Tyre Supplier, after just seven seasons of competition.
As of the end of the 2010 season, four World Championship Titles, 70 Grand Prix victories and 197 podiums have been scored in the premier class using Bridgestone tyres.