Pirelli Mathematically Confirms World Championships in both Classes at the MXGP of Belgium, Bringing its All-Time Haul to 72 Motocross World Titles

 

Tim Gajser Closes in on his Third World Title by Capturing his Ninth MXGP Win of the Season, While Jorge Prado Increases his Championship Point Lead in MX2 with a Double Moto Victory

 

LOMMEL, Belgium (August 4, 2019) – The world-famous Lommel circuit hosted the Grand Prix of Belgium, Round 14 of the 2019 FIM Motocross World ChampionshipIt was a fantastic weekend for Pirelli who mathematically confirmed the 2019 MXGP and MX2 world titles; bringing its all-time haul to 72 world titles in motocross since 1980The product development introduced during the season for the SCORPION™ MX32™- for hard pack soil - and SCORPION™ MX SOFT - for soft sandy soil - combined with the high-performing mousses have made it possible to reach this prestigious milestone with four races to go before the end of the season. The tires again showed their full potential and performance even on the sandy Belgian circuit, which is always a difficult physical and technical drain for the riders.

 

Tim Gajser won the MXGP class race for the first time at Lommel. The Slovenian is far adrift at the top of the championship and will have the chance to win the title in the next Grand Prix at Imola. A strong second place went to Romain Febvre, who won the first moto for his third moto win of the season. Jeremy Seewer, in fourth, is still in second in the point standings. Jeremy Van Horebeek, riding his private Honda, repeated his fifth place captured the previous weekend at Loket in the Czech Republic.

 

Jorge Prado dominated both MX2 races and easily pulled away from his rivals. The Spaniard further increased his advantage in the standings. Calvin Vlaanderen was very fast in the second moto and was runner-up overall. There were excellent rides also for Tom Vialle, in fourth overall and back to third spot in the championship, and Adam Sterry with fifth.

 

Pirelli confirmed the excellent performance of its product by winning the seventh round of the EMX250 European Championship thanks to the amazing performance by Roan Van De Moosdijk. The Dutchman ruled both heats and beat Kevin Horgmo to the top step of the podium. The Italian brand also won the fifth round of the EMX125 European Championship with Simon Laengenfelder.   

In two weeks time the riders will tackle the Grand Prix of Italy, which will be hosted for the second year in a row by the spectacular track built inside the "Enzo e Dino Ferrari" racetrack in Imola.   

Race results (Pirelli riders in bold):   

MXGP race 1 

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

MXGP race 2 

1. ANSTIE Max (GBR) 2. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 3. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) 4. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)   

MX2 race 1 

1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA) 2.GEERTS Jago (BEL) 3. STERRY Adam (GBR) 4. VIALLE Tom (FRA) 5. WATSON Ben (GBR)   

MX2 race 2 

1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA) 2. VLAANDEREN Calvin (NED) 3.WATSON Ben (GBR) 4. VIALLE Tom (FRA) 5. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN)   

GP Overall:   

MXGP 

1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 2. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 3. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) 4. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) 5. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL)   

MX2 

1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA) 2. VLAANDEREN Calvin (NED) 3. WATSON Ben (GBR) 4. VIALLE Tom (FRA) 5. STERRY Adam (GBR)   

Championship overall: 

  MXGP 

1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.626 2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.439 3.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.402 4.TONUS Arnaud (SUI) p.396 5. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.358 6.JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) p.355   

MX2 

1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA) p.644 2. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN) p.520 3. VIALLE Tom (FRA) p.416 4. GEERTS Jago (BEL)p.413 5. JACOBI Henry (GER) p.399 6. STERRY Adam (GBR) p.314

  

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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 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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