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April 25, 2019 São Paulo

Firestone Sponsors the Brazilian Championship “Velocidade na Terra”

The Brazilian Championship ‘Velocidade na Terra’ (BRVT) is currently moving to its 37th edition with a great new feature: Firestone, a brand owned by Bridgestone - the world’s largest tire and rubber company - is the official tire supplier of the competition in 2019.

Organized by the Brazilian Automobilism Confederation, the BRVT includes Autocross, Kartcross and VNT Tourism categories, divided into four stages between April and November.

"The Brazilian Championship ‘Velocidade na Terra’ is a traditional competition that brings together passionate people in the pursuit of performance, values shared by us and our brands," says Mariana Isaac, Manager of Product Planning at Bridgestone.

The opening of the circuit encompasses the AutoCross category and will take place between April 26 and 28 at the Bom Futuro racetrack in Cuiabá (MT). Three categories of the second stage will take place in Cordeirópolis in the state of São Paulo. Between August 2 and 4, the city of Luís Eduardo Magalhães, located in the West of Bahia, will host the Autocross and Kartcross races. As the competition calendar arrives to the end, the BRVT will return to Cuiabá for the big decision of the category AutoCross on November 1, 2 and 3. 

About Bridgestone do Brasil (BSBR)

Headquartered in Tokyo (Japan), Bridgestone is the world's largest tire and rubber company (according to a survey conducted by Tire Business - Global Tire Company Rankings, based on tire sales in 2016). In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, Bridgestone also operates in the segments of pneumatic springs; chemical products for civil construction applications such as waterproofing materials; industrial rubber; and sporting goods, among others. Its products are sold in more than 150 countries around the world.

Bridgestone do Brasil is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Latin America (BATO LA), which in turn is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., (BSAM) based in Nashville, Tennessee. BSBR has two tire plants in Santo André (SP) and Camaçari (BA), and two tread plants in Campinas (SP) and Mafra (SC). The company owns the Bridgestone and Firestone brands of tires for passenger vehicles, pick-ups, trucks and buses, tractors and off-road, and industrial vehicles, and Bandag for treads. The company serves the Brazilian replacement, which covers the whole network of resellers, and original equipment, formed by the vehicle assembler industries, in addition to exporting to South and Central Americas, the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States.

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