It might be one year too late, but following last weekend's tyre woes MotoGP supplier Bridgestone has announced that it will test at Phillip Island ahead of the 2014 event.

The Australian Grand Prix venue was resurfaced during the winter. Riders were delighted with the asphalt, but both Bridgestone and Dunlop were embarrassingly caught out by the change in grip characteristics.

Neither manufacturer could provide tyres that would go the distance, forcing Moto2 to be reduced from 25 to 13 laps, while the MotoGP race was slashed from 27 to 19 laps - with a compulsory pit stop to change bikes.

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At Motegi on Thursday, Hiroshi Yamada, manager of the Bridgestone Motorsport Department, said that despite the company having brought the extra-hard compound to deal with the new track surface, it was caught out by a 12km/h higher average corner speed relative to last year, due to the higher grip levels.

Yamada added that the company would be carrying out a test at Phillip Island next year, preferably with prototype machines and their riders, to ensure the safety and longevity of its tyres for the 2014 race.

It is unknown if Dunlop will also hold a test session to check its tyres.