Pirelli Returns as the Official Motorcycle Tire of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

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12 Lucky Fans to Receive Free Motorcycle Tires for One Year

ROME, GA – May 14, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Pirelli Tire North America is pleased to announce its return as the “Official Motorcycle Tire” of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, marking the third consecutive season for the brand and its championship-proven SCORPION™MX tire lineup. The nation’s most prestigious off-road championship features 12 rounds at historic venues across 11 states. Pirelli continues to increase its commitment to the sport at the grassroots level with technical assistance to help riders improve their riding experience through ideal tire selection.

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”Pirelli is proud to continue its supporting role as the official motorcycle tire of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship,” said Josh Whitmire, Director of Sales, Pirelli. “Throughout the years the brand continues to produce high-performance tires that have been designed to excel on the same tracks, and under the same conditions, that everyday riders are experiencing. Our focus remains on the backbone of the sport, its riders, which is why we encourage riders of all skill levels to visit the Pirelli booth to better understand their tire setup and improve their experience.”

Racing fans will have the unique opportunity to speak one-on-one and seek tire advice from Pirelli’s team of technical specialists who will be present at each round of the championship, located at the Pirelli booth in the Sponsor Village. The Pirelli team brings decades of race-winning experience at the pinnacle of the sport and boasts the expertise needed to maximize tire setup at local tracks.

The excitement for racing fans doesn’t stop there as Pirelli will be launching its biggest giveaway to date by selecting 12 lucky winners throughout the season to win FREE motorcycle tires for one year. One winner will be randomly selected at each event to receive one set of tires per month for up to one year. For eligibility, participants must visit the Pirelli booth that is located inside of the Sponsor Village and sign up via the iPad on-site for the chance to win. Each of the 12 winners will go into a grand prize drawing at the end of the season for a chance to win a VIP trip to the 2018 Motocross of Nations at RedBud Motocross Park.

“The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is privileged to continue its partnership with Pirelli,” said Roy Janson, Managing Director, MX Sports Pro Racing. “Pirelli’s dedication to motorsports racing throughout the world is proof that having them as the official motorcycle tire only continues to elevate the level of racing in America. It’s truly special to see the brand maintain the same passion as when they started for supporting racers at the privateer and grassroots levels.”

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Pirelli offers a distinct advantage over the competition through its “we race what we sell, we sell what we race” mindset, which allows racers and riders of all skill levels to purchase the exact same race-winning tires found on the bikes of the sport’s brightest stars, such as 2017 Ironman National 450MX Class overall winner Jeffrey Herlings and nine-time World Champion Antonio Cairoli. The wide-ranging SCORPION MX lineup offers six different tread patterns and nineteen different sizes.

All privateer racers who compete with Pirelli-branded tires in the Pro Motocross Championship and qualify inside of the top 40 will have the opportunity to redeem a set of tires FREE of charge through The Privateer Journey (TPJ) racing team.

2018 AMA Pro Motocross Schedule

  1. Hangtown Motocross Classic – May 19
  2. Glen Helen National – May 26
  3. Thunder Valley National – June 2
  4. High Point National – June 16
  5. Tennessee National – June 23
  6. Southwick National – June 30
  7. RedBud National – July 7
  8. Spring Creek National – July 21
  9. Washougal National – July 28
  10. Unadilla National – August 11
  11. Budds Creek National – August 18
  12. Ironman National – August 25


Founded in 1872, Pirelli is among the largest global tire makers, and focuses its business on the high end, premium product segment where it is a world leader. Present in over 160 countries, Pirelli has 22 manufacturing sites and employs approximately 38,000 people around the world. Successfully competing in motorsports since 1907, Pirelli is currently the exclusive supplier of the Formula 1 championship, the Superbike world championship, and many other championships around the world.

Pirelli Tire North America (PTNA) services NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) member countries through its Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) facility and research and development center at its Rome, Georgia headquarters, its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Silao, Mexico and its New York City, Montreal and Mexico City sales and marketing offices. The company manufactures, distributes and markets original equipment and replacement tires for export and domestic car/motorcycle applications (US, CA, MX) and Agro/Heavy Truck platforms (MX).

Source: Pirelli Tire North America

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