Pirelli Dominates the First Round of Internazionali d’Italia at Riola Sardo


Double Victory for Tim Gajser who Wins both MX1 and Superfinal Classes. Jago Geerts Wins in MX2


RIOLA SARDO, Italy (January 27, 2020) – The first round of the ‘Internazionali d'Italia Motocross’, held on the ‘Le Dune’ track in Riola Sardo, officially kicked off the 2020 European motocross season. The Sardinian circuit is formed from sandy soil and Pirelli riders used the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and the SCORPION™ MX Soft rear tires to tackle the conditions. Pirelli dominated race day by sweeping the MX1 and MX2 podiums and filling the first two positions of the Superfinal. In MX1Tim Gajser took command early on and maintained control until the checkered flag. Mitchell Evans filled an excellent second position and a noteworthy result on his debut with the 450. There was also a good performance by Jeremy Seewer who, despite some small errors, managed to get on the third step of the podium.

Pirelli dominated in MX2; a contest won by Jago Geerts. The Belgian confirmed his skills on the sand ahead of Yamaha teammate Ben Watson. Frenchman Maxime Renaux finished in third place. Gajser claimed the Superfinal, which mixed the top-20 MX1 and MX2 riders. The reigning MXGP world champion made another perfect start and rode undisturbed to the finish. Seewer was very fast and classified second. Fourth place belonged to  Paulin who led a couple of MX2 riders with Geerts and Watson.

Pirelli also achieved overall victory in the 125 class with Pietro Razzini and third place with Dane Rasmus Pedersen. The sandy circuit at Ottobiano will host the second round of the 2020 ‘Internazionali d’Italia Motocross’ next weekend. 

  Results (Pirelli riders in bold): 


1. GAJSER Tim(SLO) 2. EVANS Mitchell (AUS) 3. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) 4. DESALLE Clement (BEL) 5. JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) 


1. GEERTS Jago (BEL) 2. WATSON Ben (GBR) 3. RENAUX Maxime (FRA) 4. GUADAGNINI Mattia (ITA) 5. EDELBACHER Roland (AUT) 


1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) 3.JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) 4.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 5. GEERTS Jago (BEL)

Championship overall:   MX1   

1. GAJSER Tim(SLO) p.120 2. EVANS Mitchell (AUS) p. 100 3. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p. 80 4. DESALLE Clement (BEL) p. 65 5. JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) p. 60 


1. GEERTS Jago (BEL) p. 120 2. WATSON Ben (GBR) p. 100 3. RENAUX Maxime (FRA) p. 80 4. GUADAGNINI Mattia (ITA) p. 65 5. EDELBACHER Roland (AUT) p. 65   


1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p. 120 2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p. 100 3.JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) p. 80 4.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p. 65 5. GEERTS Jago (BEL) p. 60


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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 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   


Samuela Bracco

Marketing Director, Moto BU

NAFTA Region

Tel: 706-802-2159

Mail: samuela.bracco@pirelli.com    





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