Archive - Press Release
June 30th, 2015
Bridgestone today issued their customary press release reviewing the performance of their tires after the race at Assen. In this edition, Masao Azuma discusses the unique demands placed on tires by the Assen circuit, and how that affects the front and rear tires differently.
Dutch MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma
Tuesday, June 30 2015
Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Extra-soft, Soft & Medium; Rear: Soft, Medium & Hard (Asymmetric)
Bridgestone wet tyre compounds available: Soft (Main), Hard (Alternative)
At last Saturday’s Dutch Grand Prix, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi consolidated his lead of the MotoGP™ championship standings with a hard-fought victory over Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez and fellow Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo who finished in second and third place respectively.
The Forward Racing team issued the following press release after Stefan Bradl's surgery this afternoon:
Successful surgery for Bradl in Augsburg
Following the crash of last Saturday at Assen, in which he fractured his right scaphoid, Stefan Bradl had surgery today in Augsburg, his hometown.
The surgery, performed by Dr. Stefan Krischak, hand specialist, was necessary to reduce the
fracture and to fix it with a Herbert screw. "Everything went well" were the first words of the German rider who will be discharged today from hospital and will return home.
At the moment it is difficult to precisely estimate the time for recovery, more news will follow after more exams will be performed on Stefan during the week.
Press releases from the teams and Bridgestone after Saturday's exhilarating Dutch TT at Assen:
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after Saturday's races at Assen:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and others after qualifying at Assen:
Dorna today issued the following press release, confirming that the Brno round will take place this year:
Czech Republic GP confirmed for 2015
Automotodrom Brno has informed Dorna of the difficulties to receive financial resources from the public sector for the 2014 and 2015 Grand Prix despite the fact that such financial resources had been promised several times to be released.
Under these circumstances, Automotodrom has asked Dorna about the possibility of cancelling the 2015 Grand Prix but Dorna believes that cancelling the MotoGP race in Brno would neither be in the interest of the FIM, teams, sponsors and Automotodrom itself.
Dorna have issued the following press release on the news that the Dutch round of MotoGP will be switching to Sunday from 2016:
From 2016 the TT Assen will be on Sunday
After carefully considering all the pros & cons, the TT Board has decided to move the race day from Saturday to Sunday, starting in 2016.
The TT Assen race day will be held on the last Sunday in June. This will have benefits for the future of the TT Racetrack, the preservation of the MotoGP and motorcycle racing in the Netherlands in general.
By changing to Sunday from 2016, it is expected that larger numbers of spectators will visit the track. In the current Dutch leisure pattern a top sporting event on a Sunday is more attractive than on a Saturday. On Sundays there is also more media exposure for these top sporting events, which is something the TT Assen will definitely benefit from. This has also proven to increase visitor numbers. By moving the training days to Friday and Saturday, the TT Assen becomes more attractive for a multi-day visit and therefore also for the purchase of all-in tickets.
Press releases from the teams, Bridgestone and others previewing the Dutch TT at Assen:
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams ahead of this weekend's race in Assen:
Press releases from the series organizers and the teams after Sunday's races at Misano:
Press releases after qualifying at Misano from the teams and series organizers:
Press releases after the first day of practice at Misano:
Press releases from the series organizers and World Superbike and World Supersport teams ahead of this weekend's WSBK round at Misano:
Bridgestone today issued their customary post-race debrief, in which head of development Shinji Aoki discusses how the Japanese tire manufacturer handled conditions at Barcelona:
Catalan MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki
Wednesday, June 17 2015
Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft, Medium & Hard; Rear: Soft, Medium & Hard (Asymmetric)
Bridgestone wet tyre compounds available: Hard (Main), Soft (Alternative)
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo made it four wins in a row after a dominant victory at the Catalan Grand Prix ahead of teammate Valentino Rossi. Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa was third in a race that was run in scorching conditions at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
All sessions at the 2015 Catalan Grand Prix were run in dry conditions and Sunday was the hottest day of the race weekend, with a track temperature of 55°C recorded during the twenty-five lap race. During qualifying on Saturday, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR rider Aleix Espargaro set a new Circuit Best Lap record of 1'40.546 in a qualifying session where the existing lap record was beaten by four different riders.
Press releases after the test at Barcelona: