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By TT News| Mar 04, 2021

Bridgestone Announces 2021 Motorsport Plan

Bridgestone Corporation announced its 2021 motorsport plan. The company supports various domestic and overseas motorsports, ranging from top-level professional series to grassroots amateur races, they primarily supply Potenza tyres for car races and Battlax tyres for motorcycle races.

In Japan, the tyre maker will supply tyres for Super GT car races and All Japan Road Race Championship motorcycle races. Overseas, tyres will be supplied for the NTT Indy Car series in North America, for which Bridgestone's Firestone tyre brand is the sole tyre supplier an arrangement that is set to continue until 2025.

This year's plan also includes support for the Toyota Gazoo Racing 86/BRZ Race, the All-Japan Gymkhana Championship, the All Japan Karting OK Championship, and the All Japan Motocross Championship, all of which are held in Japan.

The Bridgestone Group has put forth a vision to go beyond tyres and become a global leader in sustainable mobility and advanced solutions that create new value for customers and for society. This new vision can be seen within Bridgestone's motorsports partnerships and its support of events focused on accelerating a new generation of sustainable mobility solutions

Among these efforts, the company has partnered with the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), the world's first head-to-head, high-speed autonomous racing competition among global universities. Bridgestone will serve as the exclusive tire supplier for the event, which is scheduled for October 23, 2021 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Bridgestone will continue to refine its technologies by engaging in a wide range of motorsports in Japan and overseas as a member of the mobility society while contributing to the development of the automotive industry and of motorsports culture. (TT)

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