After the announcement that Bridgestone is to withdraw as single tire supplier to MotoGP at the end of the 2015, Dorna have been quick to announce the details of the tender process to find Bridgestone’s replacement.

The tender process will be concluded inside of the month of May, with tenders opening today, 1st May, and ending three weeks later on 22nd May.

Official Tire supplier to MotoGP™ Tender

After seven years of collaboration it has been announced today in agreement with Dorna that Bridgestone will withdraw from the role of Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP™ at the end of 2015 season.

Dorna, in agreement with the FIM, has decided to call a tender for tyre manufacturers interested in becoming Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP™ from the 2016 season.

The Tender application starts today, the 1st May 2014, and will conclude on the 22nd May 2014.

All interested tyre manufacturers can request the technical specifications from Dorna’s Managing Director Javier Alonso.

Dorna Sports SL wishes to thank Bridgestone for the years of great collaboration and success in the championship.

Source: Dorna; Photo: Bridgestone

This article was originally published on MotoMatters, and is republished here on Asphalt & Rubber with permission by the author.

  • Rantz999

    GARBAGE! the one tire rule is stupid. They need to let teams choose which tire they want to run. Michelin, Dunlop, Bridgestone or Pirelli.

  • Lewis Dawson

    Rantz999, that is a popular sentiment among keyboard warriors who choose to ignore the ramifications of a return to tire wars. For years, Dorna has pursued a mission of keeping a healthy grid of 20+ bikes, and narrowing the competitive gap between the richest factory teams and the other teams. It would be foolish to turn back now from this strategy.

    So how, exactly, would you reignite tire wars while preserving free tires to all competitors *and* avoiding a wider on-track gap between the haves and the have-nots?

  • smiler

    There must be a Spanish maker or one located in a former Spanish colony, otherwise Dorna’s consistent meddling and lack of support for B’stone makes no sense.