Hiroshi Yamada (right) analyzes tire data before the Catalunya GP. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Hiroshi Yamada (right) analyzes tire data before the Catalunya GP. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

After one of the most exciting MotoGP campaigns in recent years, Bridgestone Motorsport Manager Hiroshi Yamada looks back on the highlights from this season and gives a brief glimpse of the world’s largest tire manufacturer’s approach to 2014.

Yamada-san, how would you summarize the 2013 MotoGP season?

Overall, I think this season has been fantastic – one of the best ever for the series. All the riders were performing at a very high level and to witness Marc (Marquez) break record after record and Jorge (Lorenzo) defend his title with so much passion, I think it brought many new fans to MotoGP.