Tohru Ubukata - General Manager, Bridgestone Motorsport Tyre Development Department
"I am very happy with the results of the test at Estoril today. Conditions were good and the laptimes were very fast with Marco heading the field, 0.7seconds faster than the lap record. We brought one new front tyre and two new rear tyres for testing today as we continue preparing for the new engine regulations next year. I must thank all teams and riders for their support today in taking the time to test our tyres and provide to us very valuable data, in particular Casey who despite still suffering from back pain dedicated his afternoon's running to tyre testing. Rider feedback was good, especially for the new rear tyres, so I can say we have identified the direction of tyre development for the next test and preparation for the 1000cc era is going well."