MotoGP™ has proven to be an invaluable partner since Bridgestone set out to use the series as a public laboratory for the development of high-performance motorcycle tires in 2002. The endeavor into MotoGP™ has improved Bridgestone’s technology and global brand through the recognition of the world’s premier motorcycle road racing circuit, and many of the technological improvements discovered in the series, such as enhanced grip tread compound and GP-Belt construction, have made their way into Bridgestone’s consumer motorcycle tires. Bridgestone expresses its deepest gratitude to the riders, teams, related parties and motorsports fans around the world for their support over the past 12 years, and will continue MotoGP™ tyre development and support by the end of 2015 season.
Although it is planning to exit the MotoGP™ World Championship, Bridgestone will continue to promote motorsport as part of its world-wide portfolio of activities.
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.