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2014-05-13 10:55

THE DOCTOR IN ACTION: MotoGP and Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi put new S20 EVO tyres to the test on a Yamaha YZF-R1. Image: Bridgestone

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Nine-times MotoGP champion and Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi was the go-to guy when tyre-maker Bridgestone developed the S20 EVO tyre. 

Video: Rossi tests Bridgestone S20 EVO
Bridgestone called on the expertise of its motorcycle tyre adviser to help with transferring the technology it uses in MotoGP to a road tyre that anybody can use.

Rossi said: “When pushing to the limit you learn a lot about everything. Yourself. The bike. The tyre. Sharing my experience, feelings and knowledge from the racetrack is important to those around me, it keeps the technology evolving."


Bridgestone said Rossi had helped to deliver a tyre that gave class-leading performance and safety as well as greater durability and stability.

In the video Rossi, rides a Yamaha YZF-R1 fitted with S20 EVO tyres through twisty curves and tight S-bends and shows with graphics how the tyre performs on different parts of a racetrack.

For more information visit  the Bridgestone Europe website.

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