Pirelli Peerless in Belgium at the MXGP of Lommel

 

Tim Gajser Dominates MXGP to Extend his Championship Lead. Ben Watson Earns First Career MX2 Victory as Tom Vialle Keeps the Red Plate

 

 

LOMMEL, Belgium (October 26, 2020) – The Grand Prix of Lommel, Round 15 of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship, closed the triple-header hosted by the famous Belgian circuit. The SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and SCORPION MX™ Soft rear, considered by all the riders a reference for training and racing on sandy and/or muddy soil, proved to be successful even on a modified track compared to previous races and made slower and bumpier by the rain that fell during the day. On this occasion the tires were combined with medium/hard mousses to better adapt to temperatures and climate.

 

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Tim Gajser took the overall win in the MXGP class with two sensational moto victories. The defending champion pulled his lead to 74-points over Antonio Cairoli who finished fifth. There was an excellent third place by Jeremy Seewer who led his teammate Gautier Paulin in fourth. Pirelli have riders in the top four positions in the championship standings.

 

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Ben Watson won the first moto in MX2 and Roan Van De Moosdijk, making his debut in the 2020 world championship, won the second but Watson prevailed for his first career victory. Maxime Renaux held the third step of the podium. In addition to the first three places, Pirelli swept the entire overall top ten with Thomas Kjer OlsenIsak GiftingTom VialleThibault BenistantJed BeatonJago Geerts and Alvin Ostlund who occupied the positions from fourth to tenth, respectively.

 

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Pirelli dominated the final round of the EMX125 European Championship with Max Palsson earning overall victory and second position taken by Meico Vettik. The Italian brand placed three riders in the 2020 championship top five with Vettik an excellent third.

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In just one week the riders will tackle the Grand Prix of Trentino in Arco for the sixteenth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship and the first of the last triple-header this season.

Results (Pirelli riders in bold):

MXGP race 1

1.     GAJSER Tim (SLO)

2.     FEBVRE Romain (FRA)

3.     CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

4.     SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)

5.     PAULIN Gautier (FRA)

MXGP race 2

1.     GAJSER Tim (SLO)

2.     FEBVRE Romain (FRA)

3.     SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)

4.     PAULIN Gautier (FRA)

5.     TONUS Arnaud (SUI)

MX2 race 1

1.     WATSON Nathan (GBR)

2.     RENAUX Maxime (FRA)

3.     VIALLE Tom (FRA)

4.     BENISTANT Thibault (FRA)

5.     OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)

MX2 race 2

1.     VAN DE MOOSDJIK Roan (NED)

2.     GIFTING Isak (SWE)

3.     OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)

4.     WATSON Nathan (GBR)

5.     RENAUX Maxime (FRA)

GP Overall:

MXGP

1.     GAJSER Tim (SLO)

2.     FEBVRE Romain (FRA)

3.     SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)

4.     PAULIN Gautier (FRA)

5.     CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

 

MX2

1.     WATSON Nathan (GBR)

2.     VAN DE MOOSDJIK Roan (NED)

3.     RENAUX Maxime (FRA)

4.     OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)

5.     GIFTING Isak (SWE)

Championship overall:

MXGP

1.     GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.583

2.     CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.509

3.     SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.499

4.     PRADO Jorge (SPA) p.476

5.     FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.465

6.     PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.403

 MX2

1.     VIALLE Tom (FRA) p.651

2.     GEERTS Jago (BEL) p.577

3.     RENAUX Maxime (FRA) p.476

4.     BEATON Jed (AUS) p.456

5.     OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN) p.446

6.     WATSON Nathan (GBR) p.440

 

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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.

 

 


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