Grapevine: Bridgestone E-Reporter a 'Success'

Bridgestone's off-track efforts to find Formula One journalists of the future have been hailed a great success by GP2 Series organiser Bruno Michel, at the announcement of the winner of the tyre manufacturer's 'e-reporter' competition

Grapevine: Bridgestone E-Reporter a 'Success'

British finalist Mike Channell was picked out as the best of the seven finalists in the competition, and will join Bridgestone at the Tokyo Motorshow later this month.

Michel, who has followed the competition closely with the finalists attending GP2 races, believes that Bridgestone's work in putting on the competition should be applauded.

"The Bridgestone e-reporter competition has seen a number of highly talented and enthusiastic young journalists pass through the GP2 series paddock in 2005," said Michel. "It has been a pleasure to have welcomed them to the world of motorsport, and especially to the GP2 series.

"One of our core values is to provide a platform on which the future generations of this sport can prove themselves, drivers, mechanics, engineers or journalists. I am proud that this series has given these aspiring writers their first break, and I look forward to working with them in the future in a professional capacity, as they continue with their journalistic careers."

Bridgestone's competition was open to all student aged 18-30 who study full-time in Europe, and was judged by an expert panel led by ITV's Formula One analyst Tony Jardine.

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