Victory and Podiums for Pirelli at the FIM Motocross World Championship Grand Prix of Switzerland

 Victory and Podiums for Pirelli at the FIM Motocross World Championship Grand Prix of Switzerland


Herlings Claims Second Consecutive MXGP Victory, While Seweer and Jonass Podium in MX2. Cairoli and Jonass Continue to Lead MXGP and MX2 Championship Standings


FRAUENFELD, Switzerland (August 14, 2017) – For the second consecutive year,  the Frauenfeld circuit, located in the region of Thurgau and about 40km from Zurich, hosted the Grand Prix of Switzerland for the fifteenth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship. The Swiss hard-pack soil had been softened by rainfall in the days before the race and Pirelli’s SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and rear tires were the most popular choice among MXGP and MX2 riders in the paddock.   Jeffrey Herlings won the MXGP class for the second time and just seven days after his victory in Lommel, Belgium. After finishing sixth in the first outing, the Dutch rider took the lead on Lap 2 of the second moto and kept it to the checkered flag. Gautier Paulin celebrated a great second place ride with the same points as Herlings, just ahead of Antonio Cairoli who still controls the red plate in the championship. Romain Febvre was fourth and Max Anstie rounded out a Pirelli top five. Pirelli filled the top eight positions in the MXGP class overall.


Jeremy Seewer performed fantastically in MX2 to finish second overall. The Swiss rider displayed great speed prompted by his home crowd and dominated qualification and the first moto. Unfortunately, a fall on the first lap of the second moto forced Seewer into a tough ride through the talented field, eventually finishing fifth place and just short of the overall victory. Pauls Jonass finished third and holds first position in the championship by 49 points over Seewer. The American Thomas Covington rode impressive to finish in fourth and Jorge Prado in fifth.


The FIM Motocross World Championship will return to action next weekend for round sixteen at Uddevalla for the Grand Prix of Sweden.   

Race results (Pirelli riders in bold):     

MXGP race 1  

1. TONUS Arnaud (SUI) 2. ANSTIE Max (GBR)  3. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)  4. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)  5. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)     

MXGP race 2  

1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)  2. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)  3. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)  4. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)  5. GAJSER Tim (SLO)     

MX2 race 1  

1. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)  2.PATUREL Benoit (FRA) 3. JONASS Pauls (LAT)  4. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)  5. LIEBER Julien (BEL)     

MX2 race 2  

1. PATUREL Benoit (FRA) 2. COVINGTON Thomas (USA)  3. JONASS Pauls (LAT)  4. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)  5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)       

  GP Overall:    


1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)  2. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)  3. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)  4. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)  5. ANSTIE Max (GBR)     


1.PATUREL Benoit (FRA) 2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)  3. JONASS Pauls (LAT)  4. COVINGTON Thomas (USA)  5. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)        

Championship overall:     


1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.605  2. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) p.508  3. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.486  4.DESALLE Clement (BEL) p.483 5. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.406  6. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.401    


1. JONASS Pauls (LAT) p.629  2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.580  3.PATUREL Benoit (FRA) p.476 4. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN) p.467  5. LIEBER JULIEN (BEL) p.428  6. COVINGTON Thomas (USA) p.387



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