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Bridgestone_BThe BSMA are proud to announce that Bridgestone will be sponsoring the Clubmans Series for 2014 this will now have the title of BRIDGESTONE BSMA CLUBMANS CHAMPIONSHIP please see press release from Bridgestone

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 Bridgestone making tracks in motocross with Schoolboy Association

Bridgestone is hoping to make tracks in one of the fastest growing motorbike tyre sectors in the UK, after agreeing to team up with an historic motocross organisation for the first time.

The world’s biggest tyre manufacturer believes that the sport of motocross will offer significant traction in terms of brand awareness and sales opportunities, and has formed a partnership with the British Schoolboy Motorcycle Association (BSMA) to begin in 2014.

The relationship will coincide with the BSMA’s resurrection of its six-round Clubman Championship, following an absence from the domestic motocross calendar.

The competition boasts different age classes and Bridgestone believes that the partnership will lend itself to father and son race entries and a significant number of opportunities with a broad, captive audience.

Bridgestone’s BSMA partnership will be officially announced at the Weston Beach Race on Friday October 11.

And in a further boost to riders, Bridgestone’s portfolio of motocross tyres will be readily available to purchase throughout 2014 at BSMA events, where seven-time Dakar Rally competitor Mick Extance will be working in partnership with the brand to offer advice and fittings.

The British Schoolboy Motorcycle Association (BSMA) is a confederation of clubs set up in November 1969 to facilitate youth motorcycle sport. It ran its first season in 1970.

Participating clubs run bespoke events every weekend for riders who wish to ride locally, along with a National Series for those that want to take their riding to a new level.

Bridgestone’s motorcycle product manager Gary Hartshorne said: “We are long standing admirers of motocross and see a number of opportunities in the sport, having sponsored Rob Yates, one of Britain’s brightest young talents in 2013.

“We boast a portfolio of motocross tyre products which we believe are amongst the very best in the industry and a close relationship with the BSMA will allow us to raise awareness in our offering and stimulate interest too.”

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For more information, contact Andy Dingley on 01926 488540, 07989 359067 andy.dingley@bridgestone.eu or Ben Smallman on 07833 463195 ben@smallmanmedia.com

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Established in 1931 in the small town of Kurume, Japan on the island of Kyushu by its founder Shojiro Ishibashi, today it is a multi billion pound business with 183 manufacturing plants, in 26 countries and a presence in over 150 markets worldwide.

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