MotoGP »

FIM confirms Bridgestone single-tyre bid.

On the same day that Michelin announced it would not bid to become the single MotoGP tyre supplier in 2009, the FIM has confirmed that rival Bridgestone has submitted a proposal.

Bridgestone, favourite to win the contract even before Michelin's announcement, appears to be the only tyre manufacturer to have submitted a proposal.

"The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Claude Danis (FIM), Hervé Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in the presence of Mr. Paul Butler (Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held today at the circuit of Phillip Island, have been informed that Bridgestone has sent a proposal to FIM and Dorna to be the single tyre supplier in MotoGP for 2009," read an FIM statement. "This proposal will be studied and an announcement will be made on 18th of October 2008 in Sepang, Malaysia."

Bridgestone has won the last two MotoGP World Championships and already supplies 12 of the 18 MotoGP riders.

The single-tyre rule, which brings MotoGP in-line with the Formula One World Championship and World Superbike Championship, has been introduced 'for safety and cost reasons'.


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Bridgestone technician, Japanese MotoGP 2008
Rossi at 2016 Monza Rally Show (Monster)
Marquez at FIM Gala
VD Mark, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Smith crash, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Smith crash, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Smith crash, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Smith crash, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Smith, Redding, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Sam Lowes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Sam Lowes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Redding, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Redding, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Redding, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Redding, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Redding, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Pirro, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Petrucci, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


asmaco - Unregistered

October 04, 2008 10:01 AM

It is shamefull, that Michelin has been pressed out of MotoGp by the Japs in this way. Safety and cost are ridicolously pretended reasons. It means no competition in the tyre development and exclusive money for the Dorna.

po - Unregistered

October 04, 2008 5:36 PM

What next, a single control bike! so much for being a prototype championship with emphasis on engineering excellence. Dorna should have let it be and let the teams choose which supplier they wanted and it would have been amazing to see Ducatis, Kawasaki's and Suzukis switching to Michelen if rumours are to be believed. Now we have Bridgestone with no competition for 3 years whereas we could have had a fired up Michelen trying to restore some corporate pride for 2009 season. Dorna mark this up in another of your screw ups.



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.