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Bridgestone Announces 2022 Motorsport Plan

Apr 07, 2022

Support for various motorsport activities is designed to spread joy to the world of mobility and provide "Driving Excitement" in 10 years, 20 years, and beyond.

  • Bridgestone is engaging in globaland sustainable motorsport activities to help  further promote and develop motorsport culture.
  • Through a wide range of motorsport activities, Bridgestone will continue to  advance and refine its technologies.

Johannesburg, 07 April 2022 - Bridgestone Corporation today announced its 2022 motorsport plan. In 2022, Bridgestone will continue to support various domestic and overseas motorsports, ranging from top-level professional series to grassroots amateur races, primarily by supplying Bridgestone POTENZA tyres and Firestone FIREHAWK tyres for car races and Bridgestone BATTLAX tyres for motorcycle races. In its quest to keep providing "Driving Excitement" in 10 years, 20 years, and beyond, Bridgestone will continue to contribute to the development of safe, with peace of mind, and fun car, motorcycle, and motorsport cultures.

In South Africa, Bridgestone supplies tyres for the DOE Formula Vee Championship single seater car racing and the Sunbet Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters Cup motorcycle racing. Overseas, it is the SUPER GT car races and All Japan Road Race Championship motorcycle races in Japan. Bridgestone’s Firestone brand is the exclusive tyre supplier for the NTT INDYCAR® SERIES*¹ in North America.

Other overseas races supplied with Bridgestone tyres include the Endurance World Championship (EWC), the world’s foremost series of endurance motorcycle races organised by Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM).

Bridgestone also supports grassroots motorsports, including the All-Japan Gymkhana Championship and Mazda’s grassroots motorsport races. Bridgestone also sponsors the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge,*² a world-leading solar car race held in Australia, to support the ambition of aspiring future engineers and help drive the evolution of mobility technologies. 

Bridgestone will continue to advance and refine its technologies through top-level races around the globe that require maximum tyre performance.


*1. Bridgestone has an agreement to act as the exclusive tyre supplier for the NTT INDYCAR® SERIES until 2025.

https://www.bridgestoneamericas.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2019/firestone-extends-exclusive-tire-supplier-partnership-with-ntt-i

*2. Bridgestone has an agreement to act as the naming rights sponsor of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge until 2030. The next iteration of this event is scheduled to be held in 2023.

https://www.bridgestone.com/corporate/news/2019102101.html

The official website of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge can be found below.

https://www.worldsolarchallenge.org/

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