Pirelli Dominates at Loket for the MXGP of Czech Republic

 

Romain Febvre Rules the MXGP Class, While Tim Gajser Keeps the Red Plate. Jorge Prado Uses a Double Victory in the MX2 Championship to Extend his Championship Point Lead

 

LOKET, Czech Republic (July 29, 2019) – Loket's historic Serpentine circuit hosted the Grand Prix of Czech Republic for the 13th round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship and the race that marked the return to Europe for the series after the Indonesian double-header. On the hard and rocky soil of the Czech course, all the Pirelli-equipped riders put their trust in the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and rear. Tires that, in different sizes combined with mousses of various hardness provided by the racing service of the Italian company, met the needs of each rider. Pirelli swept the event by setting the fastest laps in all the sessions with different riders and bikes, capturing all the holeshots, and sweeping the podiums in both classes.

In MXGP, Romain Febvre managed to break Tim Gajser's seven race winning streak. The Frenchman won the Qualification Heat and both races, taking his first victory in the premier class since 2016 in Thailand. Following his recent wins streak, Gajser finished in second place, but he remains firmly in control of the championship point lead. There was an excellent performance by Jeremy Seewer who, thanks to the third place, continues to hold second position in the championship. Jeremy Van Horebeek finished fifth with his privateer Honda, confirming the strong and consistent performance of Pirelli tires.

Pirelli dominated the MX2 class by taking nine positions out of the top-10. First place once again went to Jorge Prado who has claimed each Grand Prix (12) he has contested in 2019. There were two good outings for Henry Jacobi who was second overall, just ahead of Thomas Kjer OlsenAdam Sterry missed out on his first podium by just a single point and had to settle for fourth position.

Pirelli also won the EMX85 European Championship. The victory went to Latvian Edvard Bidzans.

The deep sand of Lommel will host the Grand Prix of Belgium, Round 14 of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, next weekend.

Race results (Pirelli riders in bold):

MXGP Race 1

1.     Romain Febvre

2.     Tim Gajser

3.     Jeremy Seewer

4.     Gautier Paulin

5.     Arminas Jasikonis

 

MXGP Race 2

1.     Romain Febvre

2.     Tim Gajser

3.     Jeremy Seewer

4.     Gautier Paulin

5.     Arnaud Tonus

 

MX2 Race 1

1.     Jorge Prado

2.     Henry Jacobi

3.     Thomas Kjer Olsen

4.     Jed Beaton

5.     Jago Geerts

 

MX2 Race 2

1.     Jorge Prado

2.     Adam Sterry

3.     Henry Jacobi

4.     Thomas Kjer Olsen

5.     Calvin Vlaanderen

 

GP Overall:

MXGP

1.     Romain Febvre

2.     Tim Gajser

3.     Jeremy Seewer

4.     Gautier Paulin

5.     Jeremy Van Horebeek

 

MX2

1.     Jorge Prado

2.     Henry Jacobi

3.     Thomas Kjer Olsen

4.     Adam Sterry

5.     Jago Geerts

 

Championship Standings:

MXGP

1.     Tim Gajser – 582

2.     Jeremy Seewer – 405

3.     Gautier Paulin – 379

4.     Arnaud Tonus – 373

5.     Antonio Cairoli – 358

 

MX2

1.     Jorge Prado – 594

2.     Thomas Kjer Olsen – 504

3.     Jago Geerts – 391

4.     Tom Vialle – 380

5.     Henry Jacobi - 377

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ABOUT PIRELLI

Pirelli was founded in Milan in 1872 and today stands as a global brand known for its cutting edge technology, high-end production excellence and passion for innovation that draws heavily on its Italian roots. With around 30,000 employees, Pirelli is a major player in the tire industry and the only global player focused solely on the Consumer tire market, which includes tires for cars, motorcycles and bicycles. Pirelli is now concentrating on High Value tire markets, delivering innovative tires and developing Specialties and Super Specialties for its comprehensive product portfolio. Pirelli has a long link with motorsport and it sustains its technological excellence by bringing innovations developed within the motorsport arena into its consumer products. The company currently supports over 460 car and motorcycle sport events and has been the exclusive tire supplier to the Formula One™ World Championship since 2011. Such a strong presence in motorsport enables Pirelli to transfer a series of avant-garde solutions to its day-to-day operations providing the final consumer with the maximum levels of performance and safety.

 

Pirelli Tire North America (PTNA) services North America through its Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) facility and research and development center at its Rome, Georgia headquarters, its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Silao, Mexico and its New York City, Montreal and Mexico City sales and marketing offices. The company manufactures, distributes and markets original equipment and replacement tires for export and domestic car/motorcycle applications (US, CA, MX) and Agro/Heavy Truck platforms (MX).

 

For Additional Information Please Contact:

 

Scott Roegner

Pirelli Moto Communications and Media Relations

NAFTA Region

Tel: 949-365-5750

Mail: motopress.nafta@pirelli.com  

 

Emily Grannis

Marketing Director, Moto BU

NAFTA Region

Tel: 706-331-1585

Mail: emily.grannis@pirelli.com   

 

 

 

 

 

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