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Bridgestone to cease MotoGPTM tire supply after 2015 season
Tokyo (May 1, 2014) - Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced that it will withdraw
from the role of Official Tire Supplier to MotoGPTM at the end of 2015 season.
Bridgestone has supported the world's best riders with continuous technological innovation aimed at developing safer and better performing tires since it first entered the MotoGPTM championship in 2002. During this time, the development and supply of MotoGPTM tires have been a major boost to Bridgestone's technical ability, and brought a number of benefits that have enhanced Bridgestone's brand globally. Having achieved the objectives it set out for itself in MotoGPTM, Bridgestone will cease tire supply to the series at the end of 2015. Bridgestone expresses its deepest gratitude to the riders, teams and all parties concerned, as well as motorsport fans around the world, for their support over the years. Bridgestone will spare no effort in fulfilling its role of Official Tire Supplier to MotoGPTM until the end of the 2015 season, and will ensure the same superior levels of product and support during the rest of its tenure.
As a company engaged in enhancing the mobility of society, Bridgestone will continuously take part in motorsports with its full passion and do its best to promote motorsport as part of its new portfolio of activities.