Pirelli Backs Kyle Regal as Davi Millsaps Recovers from Injury

WORTHAM, TX – May 29, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The 2012 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series made its way to Freestone Country Raceway in Wortham, Texas last weekend for round two of competition. Team JGRMX/ Toyota/ Yamaha’s Davi Millsaps suffered a practice crash last Thursday that resulted in deep bruising in his abdominal area. Despite qualifying for the race, Millsaps opted to sit out due to the pain he experienced during practice. His condition and ability to return will be evaluated this week.

Teammate Kyle Regal competed on behalf of both riders, riding on Pirelli’s Scorpion MX family of tires. “We welcome Kyle Regal to Pirelli and team JGRMX. Kyle is quickly showing promise having put points on the board in Davi’s absence for the two motos,” said Josh Whitmire, Pirelli North America Off Road Manager.

Regal started the first moto strong and led the field around the track for several turns before sliding out on the freshly watered surface. He regained position inside the top-10 when mechanical problems sidelined him for the second time. Regal finished 25th in the first moto. In the second moto, Regal started within the top-10 and held his eighth place position to the finish. His 25-eight scores awarded him 15th overall for the day.

The AMA Pro Motocross Championship is a 12-round tour with each event consisting of two thirty-minute two-lap heats, or ‘motos’ with 40 riders on the starting line. Combined outcomes from both motos determine results for the day, with finishing position in the second moto serving as a tiebreaker. Points are earned during each moto are counted towards the overall title, irrespective of the overall event podium.

Round three of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship will be at Thunder Valley Motocross Park in Lakewood, Colorado. Fuel TV will air the event live starting at 3:00 p.m. (EST). Allisports.com will also broadcast the first motos live on the web here.

POS. # Name Bike Overall POS Points
1 7 James Stewart Suzuki RMZ 450 1 100
2 5 Ryan Dungey KTM 450 SX-F 2 86
3 800 Mike Alessi Suzuki RM-Z450 3 70
4 21 Jacob Weimer Kawasaki KX450F 4 61
5 33 Joshua Grant Kawasaki KX450F 6 58
6 29 Andrew Short Honda CRF450 5 61
7 32 Tommy Hahn Honda CRF-450 9 39
8 24 Brett Metcalfe Suzuki RM-Z450 7 53
9 50 Nico Izzi Yamaha YZ450F 10 39
10 53 Ryan Sipes Yamaha YZ 450F 14 23
*15 36 Kyle Regal Kawasaki KX450F 19 17

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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