Pirelli Celebrates 2019 MXGP Motocross World Title with Tim Gajser


Tim Gajser Clinches Second MXGP World Championship at the MXGP of Italy with Three Rounds Remaining; Jorge Prado Takes 14th MX2 Victory of the Season


IMOLA, Italy (August 19, 2019) – The 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship held its 15th round of the season at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari at Imola for the MXGP of Italy this past weekend. The hard pack soil was built on the Rivazza hill over part of the famous and historic layout and, combined with high summer temperatures, put a tough physical strain on the riders. Pirelli riders were able to count on the excellent performance of the Pirelli SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and rear tires.


A fifth place result in Moto 1 was enough to allow Tim Gajser to become MXGP World Champion with three rounds still to go. The 22-year-old Slovenian clinched the title for the second time of his young career, previously winning in his debut year in the premier class in 2016. Gajser, who captured his third crown with Pirelli in the last five years, held a commanding lead in the championship standings, and a third place overall at Imola was more than enough to begin the celebrations. Jeremy Seewer charged to another strong performance, finishing second on the day and occupying the same position in the championship.


Jorge Prado was once again untouchable in MX2. The Spaniard won by dominating both races and could potentially be able to toast his second consecutive MX2 title in Sweden next week. Thomas Kjer Olsen is the only rider who can still mathematically catch Prado and the Dane finished second. Calvin Vlaanderen rode well to finish in fifth place overall.


The 17th round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship will continue next weekend for the Grand Prix of Sweden at the Uddevalla circuit.

Race results (Pirelli riders in bold):   

MXGP Race 1 

1. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) 2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) 3. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 4.TONUS Arnaud (SUI) 5. GAJSER Tim (SLO)   

MXGP Race 2 

1. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) 2. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 3. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) 4.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 5. JONASS Pauls (LAT)   

MX2 Race 1 

1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA) 2. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN) 3. RENAUX Maxime (FRA) 4. GEERTS Jago (BEL) 5. BOISRAME Mathys (FRA)   

MX2 Race 2 

1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA) 2. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN) 3. VLAANDEREN Calvin (NED) 4. RENAUX Maxime (FRA) 5.GEERTS Jago (BEL)   

GP Overall:   


1. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) 2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) 3. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 4. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 5. JONASS Pauls (LAT)   


1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA) 2. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN) 3. RENAUX Maxime (FRA) 4. GEERTS Jago (BEL) 5. VLAANDEREN Calvin (NED)   

Championship Overall:   


1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.664 2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.481 3.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.440 4.TONUS Arnaud (SUI) p.419 5. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) p.399 6.JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) p.377   


1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA) p.694 2. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN) p.564 3. GEERTS Jago (BEL)p.447 4. JACOBI Henry (GER) p.422 5. VIALLE Tom (FRA) p.416 6. STERRY Adam (GBR) p.320

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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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