After more than a decade at the pinnacle of motorcycle racing, Bridgestone celebrated the 200th MotoGP™ Grand Prix run on Bridgestone tyres. Since winning its first MotoGP™ World Championship in 2007 and becoming the sport’s first exclusive tyre supplier in 2009, the 2013 Misano Grand Prix represents yet another milestone in a long and proud association with MotoGP™.
Bridgestone’s 200th Grand Prix was marked with the second edition of the prestigious Bridgestone Photo Competition. After the inaugural edition in honour of Bridgestone’s 100th MotoGP™ victory in 2012, this year’s theme followed the spirit of Bridgestone’s new “Everywhere” campaign, evoking the spontaneity and excitement of travel.
The top 3, selected by a panel of experts, were announced during the awards ceremony on Friday 13th September. Congratulations to Bor Dobrin whose winning picture perfectly captures the emotion and passion of Marc Marquéz’s first ever win in MotoGP™ at this year’s United States Grand Prix. This picture is not only a celebration of an individual rider’s victory, but also a testament to the importance of having a strong, supportive team. The top 20 entries were on display during the Grand Prix at the Motor Home in Misano and can be found on www.bridgestonenewsroom.eu.
Bridgestone’s 200th MotoGP™ Grand Prix is a testament to the tyre manufacturer’s on-going passion for riding, innovation and precision. Indeed, Bridgestone is already looking forward to helping carry the pinnacle of motorcycle racing to even greater heights.
Bridgestone and MotoGP™ at a glance
2002 Kanemoto Racing and Proton Team KR first teams to use Bridgestone tyres
2007 First MotoGP™ World Championship won on Bridgestone rubber by Casey Stoner and the Ducati team
2008 Another World Championship win courtesy of the legendary Valentino Rossi on a Bridgestone-shod Fiat Yamaha.
2009 Bridgestone becomes the first Exclusive Tyre Supplier to the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship
2012 Bridgestone celebrates 100th victory on Bridgestone Tyres in Misano
2013 Misano is also the setting for the 200th MotoGP™ Grand Prix run on Bridgestone tyres
For more information about Bridgestone’s racing heritage: www.bridgestonemotorsport.com
For more information about Bridgestone’s “Everywhere” campaign: www.beeneverywhere.com
About Bridgestone Europe
Bridgestone Europe (BSEU), with European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a key regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. Bridgestone Europe operates an R&D center, 8 plants and offices in more than 30 European countries, with over 13,000 employees. BSEU’s premium tyres are sold both within Europe and globally.