Pirelli On Top At Ottobiano For The Second Round Of Internazionali d’Italia

 

Tim Gajser Takes His Second Victory In Both MX1 And In Superfcinal. Maxime Renaux Wins MX2

 

OTTOBIANO, Italy (February 3, 2020) – The spectacular Ottobiano circuit hosted the second round of the 2020 Internazionali d'Italia Motocross. To tackle the sandy soil of the Lombardian track, Pirelli equipped their riders with the excellent SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and SCORPION™ MX™ Soft rear. These tires allowed the Italian company to win all three MX1MX2 and Superfinal classes.   MXGP World Champion Tim Gajser was unrivalled in MX1. The reigning world champion led the race from start to finish. Behind him there was an impressive second place for teammate Mitchell Evans, who repeated his ranking obtained in Riola Sardo last Sunday. Henry Jacobi and Arnaud Tonus shined by finishing in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Maxime Renaux won the MX2 class and moved to the top of the championship standings. There was a strong second place for Gianluca Facchetti who led Tom Vialle and teammate Thibault Benistant at the finish. Pirelli filled the top five positions on the day thanks to Mikkel Haarup in fifth.

Gajser immediately took command of the Superfinal after an amazing start and kept it up to the checkered flag. Evans confirmed his good form by taking the runner-up slot. Tonus finished fourth while Renaux, sixth, was the best rider with the smaller MX2 bike. 

The 2020 edition of the Internazionali d’Italia Motocross will end with the third and final round scheduled for next weekend at the Tazio Nuvolari circuit in Mantova.   

Results (Pirelli riders in bold):   

MX1 

1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 2. EVANS Mitchell (AUS) 3. JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) 4. JACOBI Henry (GER) 5. TONUS Arnaud (SUI)   

MX2 

1. RENAUX Maxime (FRA) 2. FACCHETTI Gianluca (ITA) 3. VIALLE Tom (FRA) 4. BENISTANT Thibault (FRA) 5. HAARUP Mikkel (DEN)   

SUPERFINAL 

1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 2. EVANS Mitchell (AUS) 3. JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) 4. TONUS Arnaud (SUI) 5. FORATO Alberto (ITA)   

Championship overall:   

MX1   

1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.240 2. EVANS Mitchell (AUS) p. 200 3. JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) p. 140 4. MONTICELLI Ivo (ITA) p. 105 5. JACOBI Herny (GER) p. 97   

MX2 

1. RENAUX Maxime (FRA) p. 200 2. GEERTS Jago (BEL) p. 120 3. GUADAGNINI Mattia (ITA) p. 115 4. WATSON Ben (GBR) p. 100 5. FACCHETTI Gianluca (ITA) p. 100   

SUPERFINAL 

1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p. 240 2.JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) p. 160  3. FORATO Alberto (ITA) p. 105 4. EVANS Mitchell (AUS) p. 100 5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p. 100


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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 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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