Pirelli Riders Prevail Through Ottobiano Snow at Round 2 of the International Italian MX Championship 

 

Antonio Cairoli Grabs Victory in MX1 and Superfinal Classes. Jorge Prado Repeats his Success from the Riola Opener in the MX2 Division

 

OTTOBIANO, Italy (February 4, 2019) – The second round of the International Italian MX Championship marked another triumphant day for Pirelli riders at the Ottobiano circuit. Pirelli’s riders tackled the sandy venue, located just south of Milan, with the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and the SCORPION™ MX Soft rear tires. The tires showed excellent performance even in the snow and frost, allowing Pirelli-equipped riders to dominate the podium in the MX1 and Superfinal classes. Pirelli riders also took the top two positions in MX2.

 

Antonio Cairoli was excellent in the MX1 race. The nine-time World Champion, despite struggling with a virus, started in fourth place and managed to climb up to first position to take the victory. Behind him, Tim Gajser was a strong runner-up on his HRC CRF450. Romain Febvre was third after beginning the race by taking the holeshot.

 

In MX2, reigning world champion Jorge Prado decimated the competition. The Spaniard took command at the start and kept his advantage until the finish. Calvin Vlaanderen finished in second place despite a fall in the final laps that forced him to make a late race charge.

 

Next Sunday the Tazio Nuvolari circuit in Mantua will host the final round of the 2019 International Italian MX Championship.   

Results (Pirelli riders in bold):   

MX1 

1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) 2. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 3. GAJSER Tim(SLO) 4. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 5. LEOK Tanel (EST) 

MX2 

1. PRADO Jorge (SPA) 2. VLAANDEREN Calvin (NED) 3. RENAUX Maxime (FRA) 4. CERVELLIN Michele (ITA) 5. WATSON Ben (GBR) 

SUPERFINAL 1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) 2. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 3. PRADO Jorge (SPA) 4. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 5. HAARUP Mikkel (DEN)   

Championship overall:   

MX1 

1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.240 2. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.200 3. GAJSER Tim(SLO) p.160 4. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.130 5. LEOK Tanel (EST) p.115 

MX2 

1. PRADO Jorge (SPA) p.240 2. HAARUP Mikkel (DEN) p.150 3. CERVELLIN Michele (ITA) p.125 4. WATSON Ben (GBR) p.125 5. RENAUX Maxime (FRA) p.112

SUPERFINAL 

1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.240 2. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.200 3. PRADO Jorge (SPA) p.160 4. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.125 5. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.99

 

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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

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