Pirelli Mathematically Clinches 74th World Title at the Motocross Grand Prix of Trentino

 

Antonio Cairoli is Victorious in the MXGP Class, While Tim Gajser Keeps the Red Plate. Jago Geerts Wins in MX2 as Tom Vialle Continues to Head the Standings

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PIETRAMURATA, Italy (November 1, 2020) – The 'Al Ciclamino' circuit in Pietramurata hosted the Grand Prix of Trentino, Round 16 of the FIM Motocross World Championship and the first of a triple header hosted by the Italian track to close the 2020 season. To tackle the hard terrain, Pirelli riders relied on the excellent performance of SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and rear tires which, combined with a medium mousse, allowed the Italian brand to clinch overall victory and excellent results in both classes.

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Pirelli has mathematically won the title in the MXGP class with only two rounds left to run in 2020. Antonio Cairoli claimed the overall thanks to two second places in the motos, while Tim Gajser finished second and retains a 73-point lead in the championship with only 100 left to win. There were strong performances also by Gautier Paulin in fourth who led Jeremy Seewer and Alessandro Lupino who finished fifth and sixth overall.

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Pirelli dominated MX2 by filling the top nine positions in the final GP standings. Jago Geerts finished tied on points with Thomas Kjer Olsen but took the win thanks to his second moto triumph. Tom Vialle defended his red plate by finishing third. He maintains an advantage over Geerts of 73-points. Jed Beaton, fourth, and Maxime Renaux, fifth, closed the top five overall positions.

 

In the last round of the FIM WMX Women's Championship Nancy Van de Ven scored an excellent second place. The Dutch rider ended the series with the same points as the eventual champion but had to settle for the silver medal as the competition was decided by the quantity of moto wins.

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Pirelli also stood out in the fourth round of the EMXOpen European Championship thanks to Jimmy Clochet's victory, and who led Davide De Bortoli and Tom MacuksKarel Kutsar continues to front the championship standings ahead of Kim Savaste and Macuks.

 In two days the riders will race the same circuit again for the Grand Prix of Pietramurata, the penultimate round of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship.

 Results (Pirelli riders in bold):

 MXGP race 1

1.     GAJSER Tim (SLO)

2.     CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

3.     SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)

4.     PAULIN Gautier (FRA)

5.     TONUS Arnaud (SUI)

 MXGP race 2

 

1.     DESALLE Clement (BEL)

2.     CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

3.     PAULIN Gautier (FRA)

4.     GAJSER Tim (SLO)

5.     SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)

MX2 race 1

 

1.     OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)

2.     VIALLE Tom (FRA)

3.     BEATON Jed (AUS)

4.     GEERTS Jago (BEL)

5.     FERNANDEZ Ruben (SPA)


MX2 race 2

1.     GEERTS Jago (BEL)

2.     BENISTANT Thibault (FRA)

3.     VIALLE Tom (FRA)

4.     OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)

5.     RENAUX Maxime (FRA)


 GP Overall:

 MXGP

1.     CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

2.     GAJSER Tim (SLO)

3.     DESALLE Clement (BEL)

4.     PAULIN Gautier (FRA)

5.     SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)


 MX2

1.     GEERTS Jago (BEL)

2.     OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)

3.     VIALLE Tom (FRA)

4.     BEATON Jed (AUS)

5.     RENAUX Maxime (FRA)   


 Championship overall:

 MXGP

1.     GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.626

2.     CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.553

3.     SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.535

4.     FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.487

5.     PRADO Jorge (SPA) p.476

6.     PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.441


 MX2

1.     VIALLE Tom (FRA) p.693

2.     GEERTS Jago (BEL) p.620

3.     RENAUX Maxime (FRA) p.505

4.     OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN) p.489

5.     BEATON Jed (AUS) p.488

6.     WATSON Nathan (GBR) p.466

 

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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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