Pirelli Dominates the Motocross Grand Prix of Flanders in Lommel

 

Tim Gajser Wins in MXGP and Increases his Lead in the Championship. Tom Vialle Tops MX2 and Keeps the Red Plate

 

LOMMEL, Belgium (October 19, 2020) – The historical Lommel circuit hosted the Grand Prix of Flanders, Round 13 of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship and the first of the latest triple header that will be held on the Belgian sand over the next seven days. The circuit had been changed from the usual layout to become even faster and more technical. To tackle one of the most demanding tracks of the entire season, Pirelli riders relied on the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and SCORPION MX™ Soft rear tires combined with a medium mousse. It was a triumphant day for Pirelli: the brand swept overall podiums in both classes.

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Tim Gajser claimed the victory in the MXGP category. The reigning champion finished runner-up in the first moto and won the second one, bringing his championship lead over Antonio Cairoli to 48-points. The Italian was ninth at the end of the day. The second step of the podium was taken by Gautier Paulin who preceded Jorge PradoJeremy Seewer also performed well and finished in fifth position. 

Tom Vialle took his sixth win of the season in the MX2 class. The Frenchman fronted his main rival Jago Geerts by just one point. The latter earned second overall and now is 53-points behind Vialle in the standings. An excellent third place belonged to the first moto winner Ben WatsonPirelli filled the top seven positions of the overall classification thanks to fourth place by Maxime Renaux, fifth by Thomas Kjer Olsen, sixth by Roan Van De Moosdijk, seventh by Jed Beaton and the eighth by Isak Gifting.

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There was a strong victory for Thibault Benistant in the penultimate round of the EMX250 European Championship. The Frenchman consolidated his margin at the top of the championship standings. Hakon Fredriksen and Kay De Wolf in third and fourth positions confirmed the excellent results by Pirelli riders in the continental series. Max Palsson was third overall in the seventh round of EMX125 while Pirelli are able to boast three riders in the top five of the championship standings.

In two days the riders will tackle Lommel again for the Grand Prix of Limburg. The meeting will represent Round 14 of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship and the second of the triple header that will be held across the sandy terrain.

Results (Pirelli riders in bold):

MXGP race 1

  1. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)
  2. GAJSER Tim (SLO)
  3. PRADO Jorge (SPA)
  4. BOGERS Brian (NED)
  5. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL)

MXGP race 2

  1. GAJSER Tim (SLO)
  2. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)
  3. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
  4. PRADO Jorge (SPA)
  5. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)

MX2 race 1

  1. WATSON Nathan (GBR)
  2. VIALLE Tom (FRA)
  3. RENAUX Maxime (FRA)
  4. GEERTS Jago (BEL)
  5. OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)

MX2 race 2

  1. GEERTS Jago (BEL)
  2. VIALLE Tom (FRA)
  3. VAN DE MOOSDJIK Roan (NED)
  4. OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)
  5. WATSON Nathan (GBR)

GP Overall: 

MXGP

  1. GAJSER Tim (SLO)
  2. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)
  3. PRADO Jorge (SPA)
  4. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)
  5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)

MX2

  1. VIALLE Tom (FRA)
  2. GEERTS Jago (BEL)
  3. WATSON Nathan (GBR)
  4. RENAUX Maxime (FRA)   
  5. OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)

Championship overall:

MXGP

  1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.488
  2. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.440
  3. PRADO Jorge (SPA) p.429
  4. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.429
  5. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.383
  6. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) p.375

MX2

  1. VIALLE Tom (FRA) p.569
  2. GEERTS Jago (BEL) p.516
  3. RENAUX Maxime (FRA) p.407
  4. BEATON Jed (AUS) p.407
  5. OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN) p.381
  6. VAN DE MOOSDIJK Roan (NED) p.357

 

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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. In particular, Pirelli is a global leader in the production of racing and high performance motorcycle tires both for on and off road applications. Pirelli has a long link with motorsport and the multitude of successes include a record of seventy-two world titles gained in the FIM Motocross World Championship thanks to the performance of its mx product range. In road-racing, since 2004 Pirelli has made the FIM Superbike World Championship for production-based motorcycles the ideal proving ground to develop not only the products used in competition, but also tires used daily by motorcyclists all over the world. Inspired by the philosophy now become a motto “We sell what we race, we race what we sell”, Pirelli has managed to bring to fruition all the experience acquired in this championship, applying some of the patents and materials developed for racing activity to the product portfolio dedicated to road use.

 

 

For Additional Information Please Contact:

 

Scott Roegner

Pirelli Moto Communications and Media Relations

Tel: 805-729-1078

Mail: motopress.nafta@pirelli.com   

 

Nicholas Walton

Pirelli Off-Road Race Manager

Tel: 706-506-2963

Mail: nicholas.walton@pirelli.com     

 

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