MotoGP's exclusive tyre suppler, Bridgestone, is confident that the championship will put on a fitting tribute to Marco Simoncelli at Valencia this weekend.
“It is with heavy hearts that we travel to Valencia this week for the final round of the season, but that we continue racing is in itself a fitting tribute to Marco. He never gave up, so nor shall we," said Hiroshi Yamada, Manager of Bridgestone's Motorsport Department.
"Marco will be with us all in our hearts and minds, and no doubt watching every step and at every corner, and I'm sure that the MotoGP family will honour Marco's colourful and vibrant life suitably and appropriately, remembering the good times we all shared with him.”
In preparation for cool temperatures, Bridgestone have selected the soft and medium compound front slicks and the medium and hard rears, the same as used last year.
The softer option rear also features the extra soft compound rubber in the lesser-used right shoulder to maximise warm-up performance.