Bridgestone tyre supplier for new Asian motorbike series
This week a new motorcycle championship gets underway for the first time, and Bridgestone will serve as sole tyre supplier for the series. The inaugural season of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup begins in Qatar on 21 March, and over the coming half year it will be followed by rounds in Indonesia, China, Japan, and two rounds in Malaysia. For the first race, Bridgestone will supply its Racing Battlax R03 (front) and R04 (rear) tyres; around 1,500 of the new Racing Battlax V02 (GP3) tyres will be supplied to subsequent rounds.
This brand new competition aims to stimulate two-wheel motorsports in Asia by uncovering and educating young riders. Using Honda NSF250R machines, races feature a field of 22 riders aged 13-20. All riders were determined at a pre-selection event.