Bridgestone Man to Advise MotoGP Promoter
Yasukawa, who is known by all motor racing fans thanks to his former role with the Japanese tire manufacturer – having been the boss of Bridgestone's racing operations since 1997 until 2011 – will have the main role of “further developing the sport”, although what that means exactly has not been elaborated upon by Dorna.
“I'm very proud that we can now count on the experience of Hiroshi Yasukawa who has had close ties with the sport for many years,” said Ezpeleta.
“He is an important and respected man who can bring a lot to the FIM MotoGP World Championship as we continue looking for ways to improve it. We're pleased with the fact that MotoGP will continue to benefit from his knowledge.”
“It's a great honour to continue my career in this fantastic environment thanks to Dorna,” added Yasukawa. “Our relationship was always great throughout the time that I was working with Bridgestone, and I think I can help the continued development of the championship.”
“MotoGP has great potential lying ahead, and in the coming years we'll have to tackle new challenges and bring into existence the most appropriate changes to make the MotoGP World Championship even more thrilling and spectacular.”