Pirelli Sweeps the MXGP of Trentino at Arco di Trento with SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft Tires


Double Victory for Tim Gajser in MXGP, While Antonio Cairoli Continues to Lead the Championship Standings. Jorge Prado Dominates the MX2 Class as Thomas Kjer Olsen Maintains Hold of the Red Plate


PIETRAMURATA, Italy (April 8, 2019) – The spectacular 'Il Ciclamino' circuit in Pietramurata hosted the Grand Prix of Trentino for the fourth round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship. On the rough and rain-hit soil, which hardened through the afternoon, Pirelli riders were able to count on the excellent performance of the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and rear; the tires allowed the Italian brand to achieve overall victory in both classes.   There was a great battle in the MXGP class between Tim Gajser and Antonio Cairoli. After two exciting motos it was Gajser who emerged as the winner with a double success. Cairoli, who clocked the fastest lap in both races, tried valiantly to stop the Slovenian rider but had to settle for second place overall. The duo imposed such an impressive pace that they built a commanding gap of nearly one minute over their competition. Alessandro Lupino rode strong all weekend and finished seventh at his home race.


Jorge Prado continues to dominate MX2. The reigning champion took two holeshots, led every lap and registered the quickest lap-time. Young teammate Tom Vialle, who in his debut season in the world championship continues to amaze with excellent results, climbed the podium for the second time in four races. Thomas Kjer Olsen was fifth in Pietramurata, ahead of Henri Jacobi, and remains in the lead in the championship with a 20-point advantage over Prado.


The championship will resume in five weeks time as riders return to Italy to attempt the Grand Prix of Lombardia at the 'Tazio Nuvolari' circuit in Mantova.   

Race results (Pirelli riders in bold):   

MXGP race 1 

1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 2. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) 3.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 4.TONUS Arnaud (SUI) 5. MONTICELLI Ivo (ITA)   

MXGP race 2 

1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 2. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) 3. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 4.TONUS Arnaud (SUI) 5. JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU)   

MX2 race 1 

1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA) 2. GEERTS Jago (BEL) 3. VIALLE Tom (FRA) 4. JACOBI Henry (GER) 5. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN)   

MX2 race 2 

1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA) 2.GEERTS Jago (BEL) 3. WATSON Ben (GBR) 4. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN) 5. JACOBI Henry (GER)   

GP Overall:   


1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 2. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) 3.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 4.TONUS Arnaud (SUI) 5. MONTICELLI Ivo (ITA)   

MX2 1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA) 2.GEERTS Jago (BEL) 3. VIALLE Tom (FRA) 4. WATSON Ben (GBR) 5. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN)   

Championship overall:   


1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.191 2. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.175 3.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.142 4.JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) p.120 5. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL) p.113 6. DESALLE Clement (BEL) p.112   


1. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN) p.170 2. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA) p.150 3. JACOBI Henry (GER) p.147 4. WATSON Ben (GBR) p.129 5.GEERTS Jago (BEL)p.125 6. VIALLE Tom (FRA) p.121

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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

North America Region

Tel: 949-365-5750

Mail: motopress.nafta@pirelli.com  


Emily Grannis

Marketing Director, Moto BU

North America RegionTel: 706-331-1585

Mail: emily.grannis@pirelli.com   


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