Bridgestone Continuing as Champ Car Supplier Until 2009
Bridgestone will remain the official tyre supplier of the Champ Car World Series until the end of 2009. An announcement to this effect was made by series CEO Steve Johnson prior to the current season’s fifth race in the US city of Cleveland.
“Bridgestone has been a strong and very valued Champ Car partner since the brand joined the series in 2002,” he said. “We’re delighted that Bridgestone is certain to remain the official tyre of Champ Car through at least 2009. At that time, the Bridgestone Firestone family will have been involved in Champ Car for 15 years.
“That longevity is a testament to the tremendous relationship we have cultivated, and it is much more than a sanctioning body/supplier relationship.” Bridgestone has supplied the entire grid since 1999, first through its Firestone brand and then under its own name.