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Oct 8, 2001

Team Kanemoto To Return To Grand Prix

Erv Kanemoto is returning to Grand Prix racing, with Bridgestone, in 2002. A press release issued by Kanemoto Racing follows:<BR><BR>Kanemoto Racing is proud to announce that it has received an entry in the new elite class of the 2002 World Championships, and will be fielding a team that will utilize 2002 Honda NSR500 racing machinery.<BR><BR>The primary sponsor of the team and a team rider will be formally announced after agreements have been finalized.<BR><BR>During 2001 Kanemoto Racing was contracted by the Bridgestone Corporation to assist with the testing and development of 500cc World Grand Prix racing tires, and Bridgestone will supply racing tires as a technical sponsor of our 2002 team.<BR><BR>Team Owner/Manager Erv Kanemoto has been directly responsible for the preparation of machines that have won 64 Grand Prix events and seven World Championships, and he is assembling an experienced and skilled support staff for the team.<BR><BR>Erv Kanemoto: "I am very happy to be returning to World Grand Prix racing in 2002. My primary goal is to develop a team package that will lead to top performances and results during the season, and I look forward to racing on Bridgestone tires as I know their goal is to develop and produce motorcycle racing tires at the Championship level they have enjoyed in F1 racing."