Pirelli Celebrates its Most Successful Supercross Season Ever

JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha team relies on Pirelli Scorpion MX family of tires for Milsaps’ huge second place championship finish

ROME, GA – May 17, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Pirelli Moto recently wrapped its most significant and successful Supercross season ever. Technical partner Team JGRMX/ Toyota/ Yamaha’s Davi Millsaps rode on Pirelli’s Scorpion MX family of tires to close out what was Pirelli’s best season in Supercross on record.

Pirelli’s race-bred Scorpion MX range covers all possible terrain applications with its six tread patterns, adequate from soft sand or mud through loose loam to hard-packed soils, all of which were regularly encountered through this year’s Supercross circuits.

The seventeen event Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series was full of ups and downs for the JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha team this year as hard-charging James“Bubba” Stewart ended his season early with a hard wreck that fractured his hand.  However, Davi Millsaps was “Mr. Consistency” – chalking up podium after podium and eventually claiming second place for the 2012 Championship season.

“We’re quite pleased with the results we are getting and how things progressed [throughout the season],” stated Josh Whitmire, Pirelli’s off road racing manager. “The feedback has been great. This season has shown us several ups and downs, but we are ecstatic to finish second and end the championship on such a positive note. Each tire within the Scorpion MX family contributed a podium position this season, showing a diversity of the products’ performance and the consistency required to earn Millsaps a second place Championship season in 2012!”

Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycles and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli’s Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets.  For more information please visit www.us.pirelli.com.

For further information please contact:
Pirelli Communications and Media Relations – NAFTA Region
212. 497. 8825          ptna.pr@pirelli.com

Kevin Allen – Moto PR Manager
917. 232. 8851         kevin.allen@pirelli.com