After joining the MotoGP™ World Championship in 2002, winning multiple World Championships and becoming the sport’s first exclusive tyre supplier in 2009, Bridgestone helped to celebrate its twelfth year of involvement at the pinnacle of motorcycle racing by holding its annual Photography Competition which is open to all MotoGPTM photographers.
The 2014 Misano Grand Prix was marked with the third edition of the prestigious Bridgestone Photo Competition. This year’s theme sought to explore the world of MotoGP™ through Bridgestone’s passion for riding, innovation and precision.
The top 3, selected by a panel of judges, were announced during the awards ceremony on Friday 12th September. Congratulations to Graham Holt (UK) whose winning picture managed to capture the spirit camaraderie and competition as well as the technical skill and prowess of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi on the track. A special mention also goes to Friedrich Weisse (Germany) who came in second place and Marco Guidetti (Italy), third.
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.
This event is a testament to Bridgestone’s on-going passion for riding, innovation and precision.
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
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.