Bridgestone Moto GP Tyres and Rizla Suzuki

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Bridgestone Moto GP Tyres

GP Tyre Development with and Rizla Suzuki

Behind the at a race weekend with Suzuki MotoGP and its long-standing Bridgestone Tyres.

It all comes to race-day. All the preparation, the effort, the sweat and tears are summarised Grand Prix weekend in 45 or 120 kilometres on Sunday afternoon. At in the eyes of the outside world it is.

The however, is that Sunday is the culmination of all the hard work put in the days and weeks before race by the Rizla Suzuki and its partners, give or take a bit of or lack thereof.

An integral part of this and playing a crucial role in and ultimately results, are the Bridgestone that Alvaro Bautista The Suzuki/ Bridgestone relationship is the in the paddock, having started in 2004 in only Bridgestone’s season in MotoGP; and existed since, yielding multiple and a win for Chris Vermeulen in 2007.

But how can there be to the black hoops at end of the GSV-R? Well, Bridgestone’s with the team starts in on the Thursday before each Yukihiko Kubo is the Bridgestone engineer responsible for Alvaro and the squad, and here he explains his

I start working closely Suzuki and Alvaro’s engineers on the at each Grand Prix Kubo. It’s important before Alvaro takes to the everyone in the team knows and the tyre compounds we have at race so this is where we I’ve been working Alvaro since just year but we work well and have a good relationship, is very important in establishing

I sit in meetings with the team on Thursday to agree upon the for the weekend. I carefully explain the compound choices we have, how are different from the previous and why we have made that I then outline which and rear tyre compounds we for the race, and from that we agree upon a plan of usage and setup direction and the for the race.

Bridgestone has been the Official Supplier to the MotoGP class 2009 and under regulations from that year; rider is allocated 18 slicks fronts and ten rears) and eight wet per weekend. The FIM randomly allocate to every rider on Thursday, at point they are registered to rider using each unique barcode, recorded by Bridgestone and the FIM.

So once we decided upon the weekend we have a clear idea of Alvaro will use each compound option continues With a restricted number of new it is very important to ensure tyre usage is managed to make sure Alvaro has at one new set for qualifying on Saturday afternoon and for the New tyres have a distinct advantage, so this is critical in the team achieve the best grid position and then result.

At the end of each day I join the de-brief Alvaro and the team engineers to where we are in relation to the plan and steps we take next. each day though we are constantly tyre data in the form of and pressures as both of these are key of setup — for example the slicks should be operating at 100 degrees Celsius to provide grip, and if the actual tyre is lower, we know peak is not being reached and that the bike, rider and tyre is not working as well as it could.

I am then involved with the making setup changes to try and this optimum. In the years of competition, tyre manufacturers produce specific tyre for each rider and bike, but now in supply, Bridgestone must closely with the teams to them get the bikes working on our tyres.

After all, two tyres are all that connect the GSV-R to the tarmac and they a key role in translating the efforts of the Suzuki MotoGP Team to results. Even though choices are now fewer in the era of single Bridgestone’s role remains as important and the relationship with continues as strongly as ever.

Press Release courtesy of Suzuki and Bridgestone Tyres.

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