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On the eve of the popular MotoGP race at Mugello, Italy, Modern Tire Dealer Racing News presents a two-part interview with one of the leading motorcycle grand prix racing authorities in the world.

Hiroshi Yamada, manager of Bridgestone Corp.'s Global Motorsport Department, discusses how Bridgestone helped shape MotoGP with MTD's own racing authority, Neal Weingart. There couldn't be a better time for the interview: At the end of the season, Bridgestone will no longer participate in the MotoGP series.

Why is Bridgestone leaving MotoGP? Beginning today, Yamada-san answers this question and others, all while reflecting on Bridgestone's 14-year run in the MotoGP world championship.

To read Part 1 of our interview, click here. And look for Part 2 here!

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