Ron Haslam Race School to use Bridgestone BT016

The UK's leading track school gears up with new Bridgestone sportsbike tyre

Ron's school is to use the new Bridgestone BT-016

RON HASLAM'S Race School has announced it will be using the Battlax BT-016 after successful trials.

The new tyre proved to be a significant development on the already successful BT-014 tyres, which it will replace.

The tyre will be used on all Honda CBR 1000 RR and Honda CBR 600 RR bikes - a total of 62 out of the 96 bikes ridden at the school, which offers expert tuition to riders of all levels and is based at Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit. The other 34 bikes ridden at the school are also shod with Bridgestone tyres.

Ron Haslam, founder of the Ron Haslam Race School, comments:
“The BT-016 tyre is a step up from the BT-014 it replaces, a tyre I have had much experience of on my race school bikes. The feedback on BT-016s is great - they are much easier to manage once they reach the limit of their grip, giving plenty of notice and making them very predictable. They are excellent in wet conditions and I found the performance and durability to be first class."

The BT-016 has transferred Bridgestone’s five-layer compound technology, used to produce hand-made MotoGP tyres, on to the production line, bringing MotoGP technology to all riders for road and track use for the first time.