Pirelli and Laier Win Woman’s World Motocross Championship

LACPELLE, MARIVAL (France) – August 11, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Stephanie Laier’s second place finish scored in the seventh and final round was enough to crown and her KTM equipped with Pirelli Scorpion MX tires the Women’s World Motocross Champion.

It is the fourth championship title for the German rider, won after a fantastic season in which she obtained five victories and once second-place podium finish. In the final GP of the season, “Steffi” was satisfied with her second placing behind the Italian rider Chiara Fontanesi, who ended the season in second place only 9 points behind Laier in the Championship and by 50 lengths ahead of the German Larissa Papenmeier – both racing with machines equipped with Scorpion MX.

Final Championship Standings:

  1. Stephanie Laier    KTM    Team Red Bull Factory
  2. Chiara Fontanesi    Yamaha    Team Yamaha
  3. Larissa Papenmeier    KTM    Team KTM

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