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Bridgestone to cease MotoGP™ tire supply after 2015 season

May 01, 2014

Tokyo (May 1, 2014) - Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced that it will withdraw 
from the role of Official Tire Supplier to MotoGPâ„¢ 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 MotoGPâ„¢ championship in 2002. 
During this time, the development and supply of MotoGPâ„¢ 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 MotoGPâ„¢, 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 MotoGPâ„¢ 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 
About Bridgestone Corporation: 
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. In 
addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified 
products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are 
sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.

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