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July 14th, 2012
Valentino Rossi is confident he will be much stronger in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix than he was in Mugello qualifying, where he struggled with Bridgestone’s soft tyre and only managed 10th on the grid for his home race. The seven-time MotoGP champion’s result was particularly frustrating given that fellow Ducati riders Hector Barbera and Nicky Hayden qualified third and fourth respectively, with Pramac rider Barbera a full second quicker than works team leader Rossi
July 6th, 2012
Bridgestone will supply specially-constructed rear slicks for the forthcoming Italian Grand Prix in the wake of problems suffered during the Dutch TT. Three riders suffered issues with the right shoulder of their rear tyres at Assen, prompting Bridgestone to immediately send the affected tyres back to its technical centre in Japan
June 30th, 2012
Bridgestone has promised to fully investigate the rear tyre issues that affected several riders in MotoGP’s Dutch TT.
June 27th, 2012
Casey Stoner says it will be an achievement just to keep the title race alive into the closing stages of the 2012 MotoGP season given the disadvantage he feels his Honda team is now at with the latest specification Bridgestone tyre.
April 12th, 2012
Bridgestone will introduce a new specification front tyre for this season’s MotoGP championship, after plans to do so were ratified by a meeting of the FIM Grand Prix Commission. The latest evolution tyre features a revised construction in order to enhance rider feel and warm-up performance, and has already received positive feedback. Bridgestone will introduce the new compound as an additional option at select rounds, on top of the existing tyre allocation.
February 8th, 2012
MotoGP safety advisor Loris Capirossi believes Bridgestone’s 2012 tyres have addressed the issues that concerned riders in ’11. Several frontrunners complained that a lack of feeling from last year’s Bridgestone control tyres was a contributory factor in a number of crashes, particularly on cold rubber.
January 11th, 2012
Ferrari has signed Hirohide Hamashima, the former director of Bridgestone’s tyre development, to head up its department dealing with the interaction between car and tyres. It is believed Hamashima will start from today and will report directly to Pat Fry. Speaking at the annual Wroom Ducati and Ferrari media event at Madonna di Campiglio, team principal Stefano Domenicali said he was looking forward to Hamashima’s contribution in a department in which Ferrari struggled during 2011.
November 4th, 2011
MotoGP world champions Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi do not think anything could have been done to prevent Marco Simoncelli’s fatal accident in the Malaysian Grand Prix. Simoncelli died from injuries suffered when he veered into the path of Rossi and Colin Edwards during a crash on lap two at Sepang. Amid suggestions that a quirk of the Bridgestone tyres’ characteristics caught Simoncelli out and caused his bike’s unusual trajectory in the crash, Stoner insisted that the incident was just an unfortunate one-off and not tyre-related.
September 18th, 2011
Bridgestone says the high tyre wear experienced by many in the MotoGP field during the Aragon Grand Prix weekend was partly of a result of the Japanese firm agreeing to riders’ requests for rubber that warmed up faster.
July 26th, 2011
Valentino Rossi insists his Ducati team must do more in order to make progress towards the front despite admitting he felt more comfortable during last weekend’s race in Laguna Seca. The Italian, who has struggled with his bike this year, finished in sixth place in the United States Grand Prix after using the Ducati GP11.1, the development bike based on the 2012 chassis
July 23rd, 2011
Colin Edwards is confident he can give his home fans something to cheer about this weekend in spite of the fact that the Tech 3 rider could only manage the ninth fastest time during the first day’s free practice for the US MotoGP at Laguna Seca. The satellite Yamaha rider reported his YZR-M1 to feel better than it had in previous visits to the California venue and expected to improve his pace further during Saturday.
July 17th, 2011
Bridgestone is to increase the number of tyres and compounds it provides to the MotoGP field from August’s Czech Grand Prix. The change is in response to a large number of crashes in recent events – including a string of falls in Friday morning practice at the Sachsenring this weekend – which have been attributed to cold tyres.
June 24th, 2011
Valentino Rossi put his 11th place on the Assen grid down to a combination of Ducati still learning the new GP11.1 and issues getting the Bridgestone tyres up to temperature. Ducati has given Rossi a 2012 chassis fitted with an 800cc engine from this weekend, in a move it hoped would turn its difficult season around. But instead Rossi qualified outside the top 10 for the third time this year.
June 10th, 2011
Silverstone practice pacesetter Casey Stoner thinks there will be no repeat of the tyre dramas that affected the Spanish Grand Prix if this weekend’s British round of the MotoGP world championship also sees mixed conditions. At Jerez the Bridgestone wets faded severely as the track dried in parts, causing problems for several riders. But as the Silverstone circuit dried in some places but remained very wet in others this afternoon, Stoner felt the rubber held up very well
April 28th, 2011
Former Bridgestone motorsport boss Hiroshi Yasukawa has joined MotoGP rights holder Dorna as an advisor to CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta. According to Dorna, the Japanese “will provide his insight on the further development of the sport”. Yasukawa oversaw the worldwide racing activities of Bridgestone from 1997 until this year
March 19th, 2011
Bridgestone has extended its deal to supply MotoGP tyres for a further three years, securing the championship’s provision of control rubber through 2014. The Japanese firm has supplied the whole MotoGP field since the sport decided to go to a single tyre brand at the start of the 2009 season. Mikio Masunaga, vice president and senior officer member of Bridgestone’s board responsible for motorsport, said: “I am proud that we are able to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to MotoGP by extending our participation as ‘official tyre supplier’ to the premier class with a new three-year deal
March 10th, 2011
Vitaly Petrov says it is impossible to tell how strong his Renault team based only onits winter testing form. Although the team has been showing promising form during testing, Petrov reckons the only clear sign is that the Red Bull team is very competitive. The Renault driver concedes judging the rest of the field is impossible before going racing.
February 11th, 2011
Adrian Sutil has revealed that he has struggled with Pirelli’s latest medium compound tyre in testing at Jerez this week. The German got his hands on Force India’s 2011 racer for the first time yesterday, and he said he was pleased with his first two days in the car. However, Sutil expressed a lack of confidence in a new specification of medium tyre that he tried for the first time in this test
February 8th, 2011
Norbert Haug says that Mercedes cannot use the new Pirelli tyres as an excuse if it struggles to perform in 2011. The German manufacturer’s return to Formula 1 failed to yield a single victory last year, with many of the team’s struggles put down to not getting the most out of the Bridgestone tyres
February 3rd, 2011
Jenson Button believes the switch to Pirelli tyres in Formula 1 will play into his hands this year – after sensing the new rubber suits his driving style well. The former world champion has readily admitted that his qualifying form last year suffered because he could not extract the most out of Bridgestone rubber – but he is already sensing a much-improved situation on the tyre front for 2011.