Bridgestone to supply Super Aguri

Bridgestone to supply Super Aguri

Bridgestone confirmed on January 30th that it will supply tyres to new team Super Aguri. The Japanese outfit's entry to the 2006 championship was initially rejected but on agreement of the other ten teams it reapplied and was accepted by the FIA...

Bridgestone confirmed on January 30th that it will supply tyres to new team Super Aguri. The Japanese outfit's entry to the 2006 championship was initially rejected but on agreement of the other ten teams it reapplied and was accepted by the FIA last week. Super Aguri will be Honda-powered this season but has yet to confirm any drivers.

Bridgestone tires.
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"The Super Aguri F1 team is a new but ambitious team, and we are delighted that it has chosen Bridgestone to be its official supplier," said the tyre manufacturer's director of motorsport Hiroshi Yasukawa.

"Working with a new team that is making its debut in the FIA Formula One World Championship is an extremely exciting prospect. Bridgestone has had a long relationship with the team's founder, Aguri Suzuki, spanning more than twenty years and encompassing numerous motorsport series."

"Consequently, we have every confidence in his ability and desire to run a successful and professional team. The Super Aguri F1 team's inaugural season will not be an easy one but we wish them the very best of luck in 2006 and we look forward to seeing them in action shortly."

The deal is effective immediately and Super Aguri, currently based at the old Arrows factory in Leafield, UK, is expected to be on the test track in February. It will be the fifth team to run Bridgestone tyres this year, along with Ferrari, Toyota, Williams and Midland, while the other six remain with Michelin.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Hiroshi Yasukawa
Teams Ferrari , Williams , Super Aguri F1