Amid tension between Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo for 2015 MotoGP world champion, Bridgestone has made a confirmed decision that Japanese maker will leave MotoGP racing after Valencia waves the chequered flag. The farewell will mark 14 year involvement Bridgestone has made after being named official tyre supplier of MotoGP since 2001.
During its involvement in the championship of MotoGP, Bridgestone has seen many events including ups and downs facing the Japanese maker imposed by various riders. In 2007 Bridgestone was considered primary factor behind Casey Stoner’s great performance, leading Rossi to complaint tyre he has used at the time, Michelin.
Uniquely, it is Michelin to replace Bridgestone as MotoGP’s official tyre supplier for next season starting in 2016. The french maker has been seing an unsatisfactory performance after several riders have made a complaints about the tyres behaving not like their riding styles.