Bridgestone Fielding Daley And Younger On Suzukis In Daytona 200 – Roadracing World Journal


Bridgestone at Daytona 200: Prime Canadian Superbike Riders Ben Younger and Trevor Daley Be a part of Group BATTLAX

  • Bridgestone companions with 2023 Canadian Superbike champion Ben Younger and Suzuki Canada rider Trevor Daley to type Group BATTLAX.
  • Younger and Daley will debut on the Bridgestone-backed effort, Group BATTLAX, on the Daytona 200 March 7-9, 2024.
  • Group BATTLAX to race on an identical customized Suzuki Canada GSX-R750 builds that includes Bridgestone BATTLAX race tires.


Trevor Daley (left) and Ben Younger (proper). Picture courtesy Bridgestone.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 30, 2024)Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) right this moment introduced it has teamed up with prime Canadian Superbike Championship riders Ben Younger and Trevor Daley to type Group BATTLAX, which can debut on the 82nd operating of the Daytona 200 March 7-9, 2024, at Daytona Worldwide Speedway. Group BATTLAX will compete on a pair of an identical customized Suzuki Canada GSX-R750 builds that includes Bridgestone BATTLAX race tires.

The Bridgestone-backed Group BATTLAX will characteristic a singular partnership with Younger, Canadian Superbike champion who’s recent off his third Canadian title, and Daley, who’s a Suzuki Canada rider. Race and fabrication store OneSpeedInc is constructing a pair of Suzuki Canada GSX-R750s with technical oversight and recommendation from Younger’s longtime crew chief Willie Vass.

“The Daytona 200 options a number of the finest skilled riders from internationally, and we’re thrilled to companion with Ben and Trevor to symbolize Bridgestone this yr,” mentioned Jim Dowell, Motorsports and Gross sales Supervisor for Bridgestone Motorbike Tire enterprise in america and Canada. “The Bridgestone BATTLAX household of tires has a protracted historical past of delivering on the highest ranges of racing, and we’re trying ahead to seeing Group BATTLAX push its efficiency on monitor on the Daytona 200.”

The 2023 Daytona 200 marked Younger’s first expertise racing on Bridgestone tires. Regardless of a number of challenges with Younger’s tools on race weekend, a late-race push in the end noticed him operating contained in the Prime 10. The 2024 occasion will see Younger contesting his fourth Daytona 200 and Daley’s first. Along with Younger’s Daytona 200 race expertise with Bridgestone tires, Daley has spent vital time as a part of a Daytona 24-hour prototype racing group bringing a wealth of expertise for the preparation wanted to compete in a demanding endurance racing occasion.

“In North American motorbike racing, there isn’t a problem better than the excessive banks of the Daytona 200,” mentioned Younger. “To win at Daytona is the last word feather in a racer’s cap. I’m able to take my expertise in earlier Daytona 200s—and particularly final yr on Bridgestone tires—and ship one other sturdy season of racing that builds upon the success of the final a number of.”

Younger and Daley will probably be racing on Bridgestone BATTLAX tires following each riders just lately finishing the inaugural Bridgestone Canadian Superbike Championship Sequence, which marked the corporate’s record-setting first yr because the unique tire provider. Group BATTLAX will probably be fortified trackside by a full slate of Bridgestone engineers, with your complete group collaborating in testing previous the Daytona 200.

“Main as much as the occasion, our group will probably be nicely familiarized with the supersport-spec GSX-R750 and can be capable to use beneficial data and expertise to place us on the sharp finish of the grid,” mentioned Daley. “Between our collective expertise and using our personal ready bikes that includes Bridgestone BATTLAX race tires, I really feel extraordinarily assured heading into this yr’s 200 with Group BATTLAX.”

Bridgestone’s partnership with Group BATTLAX aligns with the “Emotion” and “Ease” values of the Bridgestone E8 Dedication. The Bridgestone E8 Dedication, encompassing eight values all starting with the letter “E,” solidifies Bridgestone’s dedication to fostering a extra sustainable world.

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About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.: 

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S.-based subsidiary of Bridgestone Company, a worldwide chief in tires and rubber, constructing on its experience to offer options for secure and sustainable mobility. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Americas employs greater than 45,000 individuals throughout its worldwide operations. Bridgestone presents a various product portfolio of premium tires and superior options backed by progressive applied sciences, enhancing the way in which individuals all over the world transfer, stay, work and play.


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