Bridgestone, the Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP™ will supply tyres throughout the 2014 season to BMW’s fleet of MotoGP™ Safety Vehicles.
The new partnership between the two giants of the automotive world starting at last weekend’s season opener at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit.
This year marks Bridgestone’s sixth year as sole tyre supplier to the MotoGP™ and the new tyre supply agreement with BMW M, the Official car of MotoGP™ will equip all Safety and Medical vehicles with the latest Bridgestone tyres. This agreement will help enhance the world’s leading tyre manufacturer’s visibility in the MotoGP™ paddock, while showcasing the latest passenger car and motorcycle tyres to a global audience.
The BMW M4 Coupe, M3 and M5 Safety Cars as well as the M6 Coupe Safety Officer and the M550d Touring Medical Car have all been fitted with high-performance Bridgestone POTENZA tyres. The BMW S1000RR HP4 Safety Bikes have been fitted with Bridgestone BATTLAX tyres. The fitment of these premium Bridgestone products ensures the operators of these vehicles will experience the highest levels of safety, performance and control.
“We have a very strong history with BMW and have been collaborating for many years on several projects such as the BMW Driving Experience since 2008, or – most recently – announcing Bridgestone’s exclusive fitment to the all-electric i3 vehicle.” says Jake Rønsholt, Director Corporate & Brand Communications, Bridgestone Europe. “It is really exciting for us to keep expanding on this fruitful partnership by bringing it into the world of MotoGP™! Collaborating with BMW on the Safety Fleet is simply a confirmation of our commitment to all-round safety, and not only for the riders on the tracks.”