Pirelli Sweeps the Final Round of the International Italian MX Championship at Mantova

Pirelli - Jorge Prado - Mantova International Italian MX Championship

Tim Gajser Wins the MX1 Race, While Antonio Cairoli Takes Victory in the Superfinal. Jorge Prado Tops the MX2 Division

MANTOVA, ITALY – February 11, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Tazio Nuvolari circuit in Mantova hosted the third and final round of the International Italian MX Championship. On the sandy soil of the spectacular Italian track, Pirelli riders were able to excel with the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and the SCORPION™ MX Soft rear. Pirelli confirmed the excellent performance and versatility of their products in addition to the high level of service rendered to riders directly on the track, equipping the majority of the bikes in all classes.

Pirelli - Antonio Cairoli - Mantova, International Italian MX Championship
Antonio Cairoli

In MX1, Tim Gajser took victory after a good fight with Romain Febvre who finished second. There was a great comeback by Antonio Cairoli who, after a bad start, climbed up to third place. Max Nagl finished an excellent fifth. The MX1 championship standings were dominated by Pirelli with Cairoli taking the top honors and followed by Febvre and Gajser in second and third place, respectively.

Jorge Prado celebrated his third victory in three races in the MX2 class and grabbed the overall title with a perfect score. Tom Vialle made an impressive debut riding the factory KTM and finished third.

Pirelli - Tim Gajser - Mantova, International Italian MX Championship
Tim Gajser

Antonio Cairoli confirmed his off-season form on home soil by winning the Superfinal class. Behind him was Nagl in second and Prado who managed to bring the less powerful 250 SX-F to the third step of the podium. Cairoli also claimed the Superfinal title ahead of Pirelli-equipped riders Tim Gajser, fourth in Mantova, and Prado. Febvre classified fifth in the standings even though he did not finish the final race due to a crash at the start.

The three round International Italian MX Championship is now in the books. Riders and teams will now complete the final tests in anticipation of the opening round of the FIM Motocross World Championship that will start on March 2-3 at Neuquen in Argentina for the Grand Prix of Patagonia.

Results (Pirelli riders in bold):

MX1

1. GAJSER Tim(SLO) CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)
2. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)
3. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)
4. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)
5. NAGL Max (GER)

MX2

1. PRADO Jorge (SPA)
2. MOREAU Brian (FRA)
3. VIALLE Tom (FRA)
4. GEERTS Jago (BEL)
5. RUBINI Stephen (FRA)

SUPERCAMPIONE

1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)
2. NAGL Max (GER)
3. PRADO Jorge (SPA)
4. GAJSER Tim (SLO)
5. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)

Championship overall:

MX1

1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.320
2. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.300
3. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.280
4. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.195
5. LEOK Tanel (EST) p.165

MX2

1. PRADO Jorge (SPA) p.360
2. HAARUP Mikkel (DEN) p.195
3. CERVELLIN Michele (ITA) p.180
4. RENAUX Maxime (FRA) p.148
5. GEERTS Jago (BEL) p.148

SUPERCAMPIONE

1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.240
2. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.200
3. PRADO Jorge (SPA) p.160
4. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.125
5. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.125

ABOUT PIRELLI

Pirelli was founded in Milan in 1872 and today stands as a global brand known for its cutting edge technology, high-end production excellence and passion for innovation that draws heavily on its Italian roots. With around 30,000 employees, Pirelli is a major player in the tire industry and the only global player focused solely on the Consumer tire market, which includes tires for cars, motorcycles and bicycles. Pirelli is now concentrating on High Value tire markets, delivering innovative tires and developing Specialties and Super Specialties for its comprehensive product portfolio. Pirelli has a long link with motorsport and it sustains its technological excellence by bringing innovations developed within the motorsport arena into its consumer products. The company currently supports over 460 car and motorcycle sport events and has been the exclusive tire supplier to the Formula One™ World Championship since 2011. Such a strong presence in motorsport enables Pirelli to transfer a series of avant-garde solutions to its day-to-day operations providing the final consumer with the maximum levels of performance and safety.

Pirelli Tire North America (PTNA) services North America 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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