Bridgestone supports young talent in international competitive motorcycling
- Bridgestone’s partnership with the Hawkers European Talent Cup, the prestigious youth competition considered the gateway to the world of professional racing, has been confirmed for the second year
- Starting this year, Bridgestone is also the official partner of the Federation Française de Motocyclisme (FFM) and sole supplier for the Objectif Grand Prix (OGP), the French national championship dedicated to promising young riders.
The passion for competition and desire to be always prepared to perform are the basis of motorcycle racing. These are also values that inspire Bridgestone to be a reference for all motorsports enthusiasts, thanks to the premium quality of its products.
Bridgestone has once again confirmed its commitment to motorsport by supporting young talents who will shape the future of motorcycle racing.
For the second consecutive year, Bridgestone is a partner of the Hawkers European Talent Cup (HETC), the international benchmark for the promotion of talented youngsters. The HETC has made a name for itself as the championship where all the young riders want to compete, before moving up to the Moto3 FIM JuniorGP championship, Moto2 and, for those excelling, MotoGP.
As the sole tyre supplier, Bridgestone will work alongside aspiring champions who are competing for the title during seven races held at some of the most beautiful circuits across Spain and Portugal.
Furthermore, starting this year, Bridgestone will join the Federation Française de Motocyclisme (FFM) as the official partner and sole supplier for the Objectif Grand Prix (OGP), the most important youth competition in French motorcycle racing.
The French Objective Grand Prix championship consists of seven races in France, and enables young drivers aged 11 to 18 to compete on the most emblematic circuits in France. The objective is simple: to support the discovery and training of young talents, who may be the motorcycle racing champions of tomorrow.
Riders in both HETC and OGP will be provided with the high performance Bridgestone V02 slick tyres.
"The world of youth competitions never ceases to fascinate with the passion, enthusiasm and energy that we can admire in these young talents”, says Nico Thuy, Motorcycle Business Director at Bridgestone EMIA. “Bridgestone recognizes itself in the constant commitment to excellence shown by the teams and all aspiring champions participating in HETC and OGP and just like them is prepared to perform. Through the products we make at Bridgestone and our partnership with these competitions, we want to provide support to the growth of international motorcycling and to new and upcoming generations of professional riders".
Bridgestone’s partnership with HETC and OGP aligns with the Bridgestone E8 Commitment that serves as the axis to drive management while earning the trust of future generations. The Bridgestone E8 Commitment consists of 8 Bridgestone-like values starting with the letter “E” (Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease, and Empowerment) that Bridgestone will commit to creating together with employees, society, partners and customers to realize a sustainable society. This partnership aligns with “Emotion: Committed to inspiring excitement and spreading joy to the world of mobility” and “Empowerment: Committed to contributing to a society that ensures accessibility and dignity for all.”
About Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa:
Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, Middle East, India, and Africa (Bridgestone EMIA) is the regional Strategic Business Unit of Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader in tyres and sustainable mobility solutions.
Headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), Bridgestone EMIA employs more than 20,000 people and conducts business in 40 countries across the region.
Bridgestone offers a diverse portfolio of premium tyres, tyre technologies and advanced mobility solutions. The company’s vision is to provide social and customer value as a sustainable solutions company. The Bridgestone E8 Commitment – a framework of eight values (Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease and Empowerment) – guides strategic priorities, decision making, culture evolution and sustainability actions towards the achievement of this vision.