Pirelli Announces All-New 2019 Motocross Rider Support Program 

BarX/Chaparral/FLY/Suzuki to compete on Pirelli SCORPION™ MX Tires

 ROME, Ga. (December 11, 2018) – Pirelli Tire North America is pleased to announce an all-new motocross rider support program for the 2019 racing season. With an impressive 70 Motocross World Titles, Pirelli dominates the race course on nearly every continent and country across the globe. Pirelli remains dedicated to grassroots support of the sport, continuing with its motto “we sell what we race, we race what we sell”, and all riders may purchase the same SCORPION™ MX tires found on the bikes of World Champions like Jeffrey Herlings and Antonio Cairoli.

The rider support program will offer several benefits that include technical advice and service at select races, the ability to purchase SCORPION™ MX tires at preferred pricing, and national marketing opportunities within the Pirelli brand. Residents of the United States and Canada are eligible for the program includes.

Benefits include:

·       Welcome kit

·       Technical advice and service at select races

·       Preferred pricing on SCORPION™ MX tires

·       National marketing opportunities within the brand

 “Pirelli is excited to expand its rider support program for the 2019 season,” said Doug Schopinsky, off-road technical advisor, Pirelli. “Pirelli takes great pride in giving riders of all skill levels an equal opportunity to compete on championship-proven product. We will not only continue to give riders access to the same products found on the bikes of our factory racing teams, but also the opportunity to work alongside our motocross and supercross technical advisors at select events throughout North America.”


For 2019, Pirelli partnered with the BarX/Chaparral/FLY/Suzuki amateur racing team that will consist of rising stars Jarrett Frye, Dilan Schwartz, Lance Kobusch, Austin Black, Jack Fowler and McClellan Hile. The team will compete exclusively with SCORPION™ MX tires at events including:  Supercross Futures, Freestone National, Mammoth Motocross, Ponca City Amateur National, Loretta Lynn Amateur National Championship, Florida Mini Olympics, Arizona Open and more. 

“The entire BarX Motorsports team is honored to be working alongside an iconic brand like Pirelli for 2019,” said Myron Short, partner, BarX Motorsports. “Pirelli’s SCORPION™ MX tires have a long history of winning races and championships, and our riders are eager to keeping the winning tradition alive. We’ll be providing trackside support at select events and offering every rider the opportunity to get their hands on the exact tires that can be found on our team bikes and factory racing efforts around the world.”

In addition, Riders can source their SCORPION™ MX tires from three of Pirelli’s partners:  BarX Motorsports (USA-WEST), A1 Powersports (USA- EAST) and Steve Simms Racing (Canada). BarX Motorsports will provide Pirelli trackside support at 2X Promotion events such as the Road to Mammoth Motocross, FMF California Classic and King of the West Motocross Series. Racers will have the ability to receive technical support and purchase tires from the Pirelli SCORPION™ MX line up through these partners.

The high-performance SCORPION™ MX lineup offers several different tread patterns including the MX Soft, MX32™ Mid Soft, and MX32™ Mid Hard.

CLICK HERE to submit your application for the 2019 rider support program.

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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 NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) member countries 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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