Rossi renews Bridgestone agreement
Nine times world champion Valentino Rossi has extended his agreement with Bridgestone Europe to continue as their Motorcycle Tyre Development Adviser; however the Doctor’s team and sponsors are not involved in the deal.
Rossi and Bridgestone will work together to promote the passion of motorcycling to bikers and enthusiasts throughout Europe, directly supporting the Bridgestone ‘track to street’ concept.
"I’ve been working with Bridgestone in MotoGP for many years and have always been impressed by their professionalism and the quality of their products. Continuing this agreement gives me an exciting opportunity to contribute to new Bridgestone motorcycle road tyres", Vale commented.
Rossi will provide evaluations and opinions on the performance of Bridgestone motorcycle tyres particularly in the hyper-sport, racing and sport touring sectors. Bridgestone in turn will use his input in tyre development to deliver road tyres with better performance and improved safety margins.
CEO and President of Bridgestone Europe Franco Annunziato, added that Valentino Rossi is a great ambassador for the company and with the extension of this agreement Bridgestone has secured advice and recommendations from one of the greatest motorcycle competitors of all times ensuring that the company brings the best new Battlax tyres to market."
Bridgestone entered MotoGP in 2002 and in 2009 became the first Official Tyre Supplier to the World Championship.