Bridgestone Partners with Forza Motorsport to present
"Bridgestone Rivals: Race to the Top" Gaming Event

• Bridgestone and Forza Motorsport are partnering to launch the first-ever "Bridgestone Rivals: Race to the Top" virtual gaming competition.

• From 20 June 2024 to 10 July 2024 (UTC), participants across APAC markets will race in the iconic Lamborghini Huracán STO on a virtually created circuit (the “Hakone Grand Prix”), with a chance to win prizes worth up to USD$1,000.

• Bridgestone aims to create memorable experiences for gamers and motorsports enthusiasts through the thrill of virtual racing.

Singapore (June 3, 2024) — Bridgestone Asia Pacific, India, China (BSAPIC), a group company of Bridgestone Corporation, and Forza Motorsport are partnering to launch the first-ever “Bridgestone Rivals: Race to the Top'' virtual gaming competition. Bridgestone will be the first tyre manufacturer to partner with Forza Motorsport, one of the top simulation racing video games globally, in this latest instalment of the racing sim series, featuring participants racing the iconic Lamborghini Huracán STO on the Hakone Grand Prix within the game.

From 20 June 2024 to 10 July 2024 (UTC), eligible racers can compete in the “Bridgestone Rivals: Race to the Top” event to unlock an exclusive in-game Bridgestone Racing Suit and set their fastest time to stand a chance to win attractive prizes worth up to USD$1,000. Within the game, racers will be taking on the virtual Hakone Grand Prix, a motorsports mecca built to host every level of racing with a spectacular view of Mount Fuji. Surrounded by the sublime beauty of the Japanese countryside on the shores of Lake Ashi, the circuit is a futuristic showcase for flat-out speed with long straights, wide turns, and a few heavy braking zones. The final winners will be announced based on the fastest lap time recorded at each participating location, spanning across Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and South Korea.

“We are very excited to embark on this partnership with Forza Motorsport. It is an incredible opportunity to connect with a new generation of motorsports enthusiasts and create memorable experiences in motorsport among people of all ages and abilities. This partnership underscores our unwavering commitment to promoting a dynamic motorsports culture - and we are excited to finally bring this commitment to the virtual realm as well,” said Lennard Kwek, Director, Brand Marketing & Communications, BSAPIC.

To participate in “Bridgestone Rivals: Race to the Top,” participants with an active Game Pass subscription and/or who own the Forza Motorsports game can register their interest here from 20 June 2024 to 10 July 2024 (UTC). To find out more about “Bridgestone Rivals: Race to the Top'' and how to participate, visit the website

This also aligns with the Bridgestone Group’s vision of continuing to provide the "excitement of driving" 10 or 20 years from now by contributing to the development of a safe, secure, and enjoyable car culture and motorsports culture through a wide range of sustainable motorsports activities such as e-sports, and by supporting mobility experiences that move people's hearts. As part of Bridgestone E8 Commitment*1, the company aims to fulfil its corporate promise for "Emotion: Committed to inspiring excitement and spreading joy to the world of mobility."

*1 The Bridgestone Group established its corporate commitment, the "Bridgestone E8 Commitment," to help it realize its vision: "Toward 2050, Bridgestone continues to provide social value and customer value as a sustainable solutions company." This commitment will serve as the Group's axis to drive management while earning the trust of future generations. The "Bridgestone E8 Commitment" consists of eight Bridgestone-like values starting with the letter "E" (Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease, and Empowerment) that the Group will commit to creating through Bridgestone-like purposes and processes, together with employees, society, partners, and customers to help realize a sustainable society.

About Bridgestone Corporation:
Bridgestone is a global leader in tires and rubber building on its expertise to provide solutions for safe and sustainable mobility. Headquartered in Tokyo, the company employs approximately 130,000 people globally and conducts business in more than 150 countries and territories worldwide. Bridgestone offers a diverse product portfolio of premium tires and advanced solutions backed by innovative technologies, improving the way people around the world move, live, work and play.

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About Forza Motorsport:
Forza Motorsport is the highly anticipated and latest installment in the racing sim series from Turn 10 Studios. With over 500 cars at launch for you to collect, race, and customize using over 800 unique upgrades and custom modifications. Players can experience a cutting-edge simulation with incredible photo-realistic visuals in a brand-new single-player campaign, The Builders Cup Career Mode, or compete for the podium against their friends in Featured Multiplayer. Forza Motorsport is available now on Xbox Series X|S.