Bridgestone motorcycle tires crowned winner in 2023 FIM Endurance World Championship

Bridgestone motorcycle tires crowned winner in 2023 FIM Endurance World Championship

KUALA LUMPUR: Bridgestone Corporation has once again proved that the champions of endurance motorcycle racing must rely on their tires. Bridgestone Corporation announced that their Bridgestone BATTLAX tires played a significant role in the winning team's victory at the 2023 FIM Endurance World Championship. The YART Yamaha Official EWC Team, backed by Bridgestone BATTLAX tires, emerged as the winner, while the YOSHIMURA SERT Motul secured the second position. This is the third consecutive year and the fourth time a team relying on Bridgestone BATTLAX tires has won the EWC title. 

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  • What announcement was made by Bridgestone Corporation?

    Bridgestone Corporation announced that their Bridgestone BATTLAX tires played a significant role in the winning team's victory at the 2023 FIM Endurance World Championship.
  • Which team won the 2023 FIM Endurance World Championship?

    The YART Yamaha Official EWC Team, backed by Bridgestone BATTLAX tires, emerged as the 2023 FIM Endurance World Championship winner.
  • Bridgestone motorcycle tires crowned winner in 2023 FIM Endurance World Championship

    "I am very pleased and honoured to achieve the EWC championship which we have been aiming for with Bridgestone tires. I am so happy for our riders. They have been leading in every single round this year. At Le Mans, we had a problem where we crashed on some oil. Spa was the perfect race for us, even with some issues. We showed such a good pace in Suzuka, but a very minor technical issue meant we missed out on a dream podium. In the Bol d'Or, since it was a tough race for us and we had to be conservative to ensure our bike survived, but we did this to ensure we could finish the race. I was so proud of the riders in Japan, as we were close to retiring, but the boys did not give up and fought back from last position to 22nd. So, for me, our guys are the real heroes and true endurance riders. They always show such amazing fighting spirit, bravery, and determination,  and they really deserve it. This championship means a lot to us all, and the whole team has worked so hard, so we will enjoy this feeling and start thinking about next year and how we can defend our title," said Mandy Kainz, Team Manager of YART Yamaha Official EWC Team. 

    Bridgestone motorcycle tires crowned winner in 2023 FIM Endurance World Championship

    "I would like to congratulate riders and all of the members of YART Yamaha Official EWC Team on  their EWC title. YART Yamaha Official EWC Team won the second place in the opening race of Le  Mans and the first place in Spa and continued to show high level of teamwork throughout the entire season and deserved to be the champion. Bridgestone is very proud to have contributed to their championship by supplying tires that maximizes the performance of both riders and their bikes,  even under the extreme conditions of endurance races. I would also like to express my sincere  gratitude to the many motorsports fans who supported us and to all the teams who worked so  hard and cooperated in tire development. Bridgestone looks forward to supporting the series champion as a member of their team from the ground up and to taking on the challenge to develop  and supply tires with even higher levels of quality and performance next year as well, with our passion to support motorsport." said Tatsuya Uchida, Director, Motorsport Division, Bridgestone  Corporation. 

    Bridgestone is committed to supporting the development of enjoyable motorcycling and motorsport culture with safety and peace of mind through a wide range of sustainable global motorsports and through Dan-Totsu*2 products like its BATTLAX brand premium motorcycle tires.  Through these efforts, the company strives to achieve the corporate commitment of "Emotion:  Committed to inspiring excitement and spreading joy to the world of mobility" described in  "Bridgestone E8 Commitment."

    Since 2017, Bridgestone has been supplying Bridgestone BATTLAX tyres to the teams participating in the full EWC series. YART Yamaha Official EWC is the third team that was backed by Bridgestone BATTLAX tyres in the 2023 season of the full EWC series. The team came first in the second race of the series and was placed second in the opening race. Bridgestone's unwavering support and BATTLAX tires superior performance played important roles in this impressive achievement.

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