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New Record in Bridgestone Tyre Surveys

Bridgestone’s 2013 Tyre Check season set a new record during the penultimate Tyre Check survey of the year, held in Pick n Pay’s Durban Hypermarket car park on 19 October. “With another Tyre Check survey still set to take place in Cape Town this year, we have set a new annual record of 5812 tyres […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday November 11, 2013

Buy Pink to Fight Breast Cancer – Bridgestone

When you buy a set of pink valve caps for R50 from your nearest Supa Quick dealer, Bridgestone will donate the entire proceeds to the PinkDrive Breast Cancer Initiative to fight breast cancer. That is the word from the well-known tyre maker which has already teamed up with PinkDrive to provide tyres for its mobile […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday October 9, 2013

Bridgestone Bloemfontein Surprise on Tyre Condition

Tyres fitted to vehicles in Bloemfontein are near the top of the heap for inflation pressure and condition. This emerged from Bridgestone’s latest Tyre Check survey, conducted in the car park of the Southern Centre Pick n Pay on 24 August. “Although Bloemfontein’s drivers didn’t get into the bracket of the Centurion survey earlier this […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday September 10, 2013

Bridgestone 4×4 Challenge – Lichtenburg Turns Mean

They came, they saw, they struggled. This was the tale of round seven of the Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge, hosted by the Lichtenburg 4×4 Club – and for this occasion the local organisers decided to go big and mean in the old mine dumps, which are strewn with a marble-like substance capable of halting the […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday August 15, 2013

Dirco Van der Westhuizen Scores Hat-trick of Wins at Interprovincial MX

Pietermaritzburg teenager Dirco van der Westhuizen (Bridgestone and Supaquick-supported Full Throttle Yamaha) followed up his back-to-back victories in the third round of the Motorsport South Africa’s national motocross championship in Gauteng last month with a hat-trick of High School 125 class wins in the WOMZA-organised North v South Inter provincial in Bloemfontein last weekend.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday August 14, 2013

Bridgestone Tyres – Back-to-Back Wins for Dirco Van Der Westhuizen in MSA National MX

Back-to-back wins for Van der Westhuizen in MSA national MX In by far his best performance of the year, 14-year-old Dirco van der Westhuizen scored back-to-back wins in the High School class of the third round of the Motorsport South Africa-sanctioned national motocross championship at Syringa Park in Gauteng on Saturday.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday July 9, 2013

Bridgestone South Africa Tyre Safety Dips in PE

Tyre maker Bridgestone SA has said it is concerned by a decline in tyre safety in Port Elizabeth. Commenting on the results of the latest round of the company’s Tyre Check programme, Bridgestone PR Manager, Mandy Lovell, said that the latest PE tyre survey, held on Saturday 22 June, was disappointing in comparison with the […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday July 3, 2013

Kommetjie Primary and Muizenberg Junior schools walk away with first prizes

Kommetjie Primary School and Muizenberg Junior School have been named as the joint winners of Bridgestone / Cape Leopard Trust calendar competition. The announcement was made in Johannesburg this morning as Bridgestone celebrates World Earth Day, held every year on April 22.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday April 23, 2013

Bridgestone Challenge upsets Patrol applecart

Bass Lake 4×4 trail was the venue for the third Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge of 2013. “It was the day of the underdogs,” said series organiser, Daniel Barbosa. “With the event being hosted by the Nissan 4×4 Club, most people were expecting the mighty Nissan Patrols to march up to the podium, but there were […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday April 18, 2013

Thompson and Castrol MINI John Cooper Works first overall in PE

Bridgestone Production Cars Class T Championship Round 3 Result Aldo Scribante Circuit, Port Elizabeth, 6 April 2013  THOMPSON AND CASTROL MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS FIRST OVERALL IN PE Lee Thompson (Team Castrol MINI John Cooper Works) put the disappointment of two problematic rounds in the Bridgestone Production Car Championship firmly behind him with a satisfying […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday April 9, 2013

Audi S4 quattros victorious at Killarney Race Track

IT was an action-packed day of competition for the Audi S4 quattro racers at Killarney on Saturday. After three races, two sprint and a feature race, it was Engen Xtreme competitor Tschops Sipuka (A2) who ascended the top step of the Bridgestone Production Car podium.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday April 1, 2013

Bridgestone Production Car Racing in Port Elizabeth

Team Castrol MINI John Cooper Works debuts new engine in PE Bridgestone Production Cars Class T Championship Round 3 Preview Aldo Scribante Circuit, Port Elizabeth, 6 April 2013 TEAM CASTROL MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS DEBUTS NEW ENGINE IN PE Team Castrol MINI John Cooper Works, already winners in the first two rounds of the 2013 […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday April 1, 2013

Bridgestone Production Car Class A Championship

Bridgestone Production Car Class A Championship Round 2 Preview Killarney, Cape Town, 16 March 2013 TEAM AFROX BMW TARGET MORE RACE WINS IN CAPE TOWN Former champion Johan Fourie has found a new home and celebrated in winning style in the opening round of the 2013 Bridgestone Production Car Championship at Kyalami three weeks ago.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday March 18, 2013

Bridgestone Super Production sign off from Killarney with 14-lap feature race

A bright new star emerged in the Bridgestone Super Production Car series at Killarney, Cape Town on March 16 with Ferodo-sponsored Gennaro Bonafede taking a popular win in the 14-lap feature race, just holding off reigning champion Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme)  in a similar Audi S4.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday March 18, 2013

Bridgestone Super Production Cars Racing South Africa

BMW locked out the front row of the grid in qualifying for this afternoon’s Bridgestone Super Production Car races, with local star Johan Fourie completely dominant, starting ahead of Gauteng-based Etienne van der Linde in a similar Afrox BMW 335i.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday March 18, 2013

Bridgestone South Africa: Early Bird gets the Safety Worm

It seems like Christmas was just yesterday, but now we’re less than a month from Easter, and Bridgestone is advising motorists to get their cars’ safety checks done early before heading for their Easter break.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday March 12, 2013

Bridgestone Tyres Racing in South Africa

The Bridgestone Super Production Car circus arrives at Cape Town’s Killarney circuit with three important questions unanswered as far as performance goes; namely, how quick will the new Ford Focus STs be straight out of the box, will the freshly-minted Sasolracing Subarus – sedans rather than hatches for the 2013 season – be able to […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Sunday March 10, 2013

Bridgestone South Africa – 4×4 Club Challenge off to a flying start

Bridgestone’s all-new 4×4 Club Challenge got off to a sprightly start this weekend with the Suzuki Auto Club hosting the first round. Bridgestone’’s Daniel Barbosa said the event was a great start for the year. “Round One was exactly the kind of exciting opening event we needed to give the 2013 series momentum.” he commented […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday March 4, 2013

Team Castrol MINI John Cooper Works wins at Kyalami

Bridgestone Production Cars Class T Championship Round 1 Race Result Kyalami, 23 February 2013 TEAM CASTROL MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS WINS AT KYALAMI The Castrol MINI John Cooper Works team started off new circuit racing season the way they finished the last season – with a win at Kyalami.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday February 26, 2013

Audi the Bridgestone Production Car series at Kyalami

After two six-lap races in the Bridgestone Production Car series at Kyalami on February 23 it is a case of advantage Audi as Engen team mates Michael Stephen and Tschops Sipuka shared the honours. But another happy driver so far is Hennie Groenewald, whose efforts in the Sasol Subaru have netted him two second places in a car which is […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday February 26, 2013

Bridgestone Production Cars Racing at Kyalami South Africa

SPIT AND POLE-ISH… For the first time, Bridgestone Production Cars will use a ‘Superpole” format, to ratchet up the excitement a notch further, and put additional pressure on the country’s top saloon car drivers to perform…

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Saturday February 23, 2013

Kyalami Johannesburg South Africa Bridgestone Production Car Class A Championship

Bridgestone Production Car Class A Championship Round 1 Preview Kyalami, Johannesburg, 23 February 2013 TEAM AFROX BMW STAKES STRONG CLAIM FOR 2013 TITLE Team Afrox BMW heads for the opening round of the 2013 Bridgestone Production Car Championship at Kyalami this weekend with high hopes of regaining the title they last won in 2010.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday February 19, 2013

Motor Sportsman of the Year 2013 South Africa

Five nominees for Bridgestone/Guild of Motoring Journalists “Motor Sportsman of the Year” There are five nominations for the 2012 Bridgestone/Guild of Motoring Journalists “Motor Sportsman of the Year” award, which will be announced at a special function in Johannesburg on February 26. There are two nominees for the Colin Watling Award, which recognises significant contribution […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday February 11, 2013

Bridgestone to Increase Production Capacity for Truck and Bus Tyres at its Stargard Plant in Poland

The total investment will be approximately 120 million Euro (approximately ¥12.6 billion). The planned expansion will increase the plant’s production capacity by approximately 1,350 tyres per day, bringing the plant’s capacity to approximately 3,750 tyres per day. The expansion is expected to be complete during the second half of 2014.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday July 6, 2012

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