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Bridgestone back in world championship racing

Bridgestone has announced that it will supply racing tyres to two teams in the FIM Endurance World Championship series (EWC). Both YART Yamaha Official EWC Team and the FCC TSR Honda team will race on Bridgestone tyres for the next round of the FIM EWC, the 24 Heures Moto at Le Mans, France, on 15 April 2017.

Nico Thuy, head of Europe – Motorcycle, Bridgestone Europe, said: “It’s great to be back racing at the highest level. Racing is part of Bridgestone’s DNA and we will be aiming to achieve great results with our new team partners. This involvement also reaffirms Bridgestone’s commitment to motorcycle riders and enthusiasts the world over. The endurance series attracts a strong following, so it will bring Bridgestone closer together with bikers who are passionate about riding.”

The FIM EWC is a worldwide championship competition consisting of five races: two in France and the remaining three in Germany, Slovakia, and Japan. The current season began in September 2016 and will end with the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race at Japan’s Suzuka Circuit on 30 July, 2017.


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