Pirelli Sweeps the Podiums at the MXGP of Citta Di Faenza

 

First Overall Victory for Jorge Prado in MXGP, Herlings Continues to the Lead Championship. Tom Vialle Wins MX2 and Stretches Championship Lead

 

FAENZA, Italy (September 9, 2020) – The hard-packed and rough Monte Coralli circuit hosted the seventh round of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship and the second race in a week for what was the Grand Prix of Città di Faenza. The track was almost in the same condition as the previous Sunday and Pirelli riders again took advantage of the excellent SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and rear tires combined with medium/hard mousse. The products allowed Pirelli to place riders in the first six positions of MX2 and in the first four of the MXGP class. Impressive numbers were found also in the championship standings with 13 MX2 Pirelli riders in the top-15 positions, and six in the MXGP top-10.

 

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Jorge Prado took his first overall victory in the MXGP class. The Spaniard rode well through the ruts, avoided big mistakes and finished second in both races. Tim Gajser was second overall and won the final moto. Race one winner Jeremy Seewer took the third step of the podium. Antonio Cairoli placed fourth and missed the podium by just one point. Bad luck for Jeffrey Herlings who remains at the top of the championship standings but was forced to pull out of the event due to a bad crash in practice.

 

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Tom Vialle celebrated the overall victory in the MX2 class by winning both motos for the first time and brought his advantage in the standings over Jago Geerts to 21-points. Maxime Renaux backed-up his strong performances of the last round by finishing second. Thomas Kjer Olsen returned to the top positions after the injury that held him back in the first part of the season and scored third place. A dominant day for Pirelli in MX2 was confirmed with Jago Geerts finishing fourth, Jed Beaton fifth and Stephen Rubini in sixth.

 

Next Sunday Monte Coralli will host the last race of the tripleheader with the Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna, the eighth round of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship.

Results (Pirelli riders in bold):

MXGP race 1

1.     SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)

2.     PRADO Jorge (SPA)

3.     FEBVRE Romain (FRA)

4.     CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

5.     GAJSER Tim (SLO)

 

MXGP race 2

1.     GAJSER Tim (SLO)

2.     PRADO Jorge (SPA)

3.     CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

4.     EVANS Mitchell (AUS)

5.     COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED)

MX2 race 1

1.     VIALLE Tom (FRA)

2.     RENAUX Maxime (FRA)

3.     GEERTS Jago (BEL)

4.     OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)

5.     BOISRAME Mathys (FRA)

MX2 race 2

1.     VIALLE Tom (FRA)

2.     BEATON Jed (AUS)

3.     OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)

4.     RENAUX Maxime (FRA)

5.     RUBINI Stephen (FRA)

GP Overall:

MXGP

1.     PRADO Jorge (SPA)

2.     GAJSER Tim (SLO)

3.     SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)

4.     CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

5.     FEBVRE Romain (FRA)

 MX2

1.     VIALLE Tom (FRA)

2.     RENAUX Maxime (FRA)

3.     OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)

4.     GEERTS Jago (BEL)

5.     BEATON Jed (AUS)

Championship overall:

MXGP

1.     HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) p.263

2.     CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.241

3.     GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.237

4.     SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.217

5.     JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) p.210

6.     COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) p.204

MX2

1.     VIALLE Tom (FRA) p.307

2.     GEERTS Jago (BEL) p.286

3.     RENAUX Maxime (FRA) p.236

4.     BEATON Jed (AUS) p.209

5.     BOISRAME Mathys (FRA) p.182

6.     VAN DE MOOSDIJK Roan (NED) p.177

 

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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.

 

 

For Additional Information Please Contact:

 

Scott Roegner

Pirelli Moto Communications and Media Relations

Tel: 805-729-1078

Mail: motopress.nafta@pirelli.com   

 

Nicholas Walton

Pirelli Off-Road Race Manager

Tel: 706-506-2963

Mail: nicholas.walton@pirelli.com     

 


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