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 2008 Bridgestone e-reporter, Guillaume Navarro, to commentate for RMC  

One week to go until the deadline for 2009 entries Bridgestone  is delighted to announce that Guillaume Navarro, the 2008 Bridgestone e- reporter winner, will be commentating on the FIA Formula One World Championship for RMC Sport radio (Radio Monte Carlo) for the full 2009 season.

In Australia, for the opening round of Formula One, on 27-29 March, Guillaume will officially be behind the microphone for the first time as part of the RMC commentary team. It was just a year ago that Guillaume sent in his entry for Bridgestone e-reporter, winning the chance  to  attend  the  Hungarian  Grand  Prix  to  report  on  the  GP2  Series  for  Bridgestone, gaining firsthand experience of sports journalism.

Guillaume, studying in France at the time, was  then  invited  to  the  Italian  Grand  Prix  in  Monza  last  September  where  he  was announced as the overall winner of the 2008 contest. Guillaume’s  appointment  at  RMC  Sport  radio,  the  top  French  radio  channel  for  sport, highlights  the  success  of  the  Bridgestone  e-reporter  initiative,  as  he  is  among  many  e- reporter  finalists  that  have  gone  on  to  secure  media  work  as  a  direct  result  of  their involvement in the competition.

Guillaume Navarro said, “The Bridgestone e-reporter contest was a unique opportunity for me to demonstrate my journalistic skills to the motorsport media. As well as being a great showcase for my work to be read and heard, e-reporter gave me the rare chance to network with  key  people  from  the  paddocks.  This  title  has  enabled  me  to  gain  credibility  and recognition in order to work within the exceptional environment of competition and passion that F1 has to offer.”

Bridgestone  e-reporter  is  an  initiative  that  was  launched  in  2003  to  help  young  aspiring journalists’  kick-start  a  career  in  the  media,  and  to-date  34  e-reporter  finalists  have  been given the opportunity to report on the Bridgestone-supported GP2 Series. In 2009, 11 more pan-European finalists will get the chance to attend either a Formula One weekend  to  follow  the  GP2  Series,  or  a  round  of  the  FIM  MotoGP  World  Championship.

Students   can   submit   their   e-reporter   entry   online   at   bridgestone.eu/e-reporter anytime  before  Tuesday  31  March  2009  in  English,  Dutch,  French,  German,  Polish, Spanish or Portuguese.   2009  has  seen  a  number  of  NEW  developments  for  the  e-reporter  contest,  including  the competition being open to students studying part-time courses*. For further information on Bridgestone e-reporter, or to submit an entry, visit bridgestone.eu/e-reporter.

The closing date for entries is Tuesday 31 March 2009. 

 *The 2009 Bridgestone e-reporter competition is open to all European students aged 18-30 in part- time or full-time education, on any educational course.


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