Pirelli Returns as the Official Motorcycle Tire of the 2020 Walton TransCan Grand National Championship

SCORPION™ MX Range is Ready for the Challenge on August 12-15

ROME, GA – July 30, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Pirelli Tire North America is pleased to announce its return as the “Official Motorcycle Tire” of the 2020 Walton TransCan Grand National Championship, marking the second consecutive season for the brand and its championship-proven SCORPION™ MX tire lineup. Canada’s most prestigious amateur national championship is known as the annual “Celebration of Canadian Motocross” and is slated to take place from August 12-15, 2020.

“Pirelli is looking forward to returning as the official motorcycle tire of the 2020 Walton TransCan and continuing its mission to support riders and their families at the grassroot level of the sport,” said Nick Walton, off-road race manager, Pirelli. “Throughout the last several years, we’ve watched some of Canada’s greatest up-and-coming talent use this event to show off their skills against the best riders in the country. The Pirelli brand has had a lot of success not just around the world, but in Canada specifically, and we believe the SCORPION™ MX range has the capability needed to elevate a rider’s performance and help get them to the top step of the podium.”

Pirelli’s SCORPION™ MX tire range is the tire of choice for the Rockstar OTSFF Yamaha team, which captured the 2019 Rockstar Triple Crown 450 Pro Class Championship and 2019 450 Pro Class victory at Walton with team rider Phil Nicoletti.

2019 Jetwerx MX series Walton Raceway Walton, Ontario August 17, 2019

Rockstar OTSFF Yamaha rider Phil Nicoletti captured the victory in the 2019 450 Pro Class at Walton. Photo – James Lissimore

With an impressive 72 Motocross World Titles, Pirelli’s SCORPION™ MX lineup offers a tire suitable for all track conditions and riders of all skill levels. The tire range includes the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft, SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Hard, and SCORPION™ MX Soft. Pirelli’s vision and focus remain on the grassroot level of the sport and the brand continues to stand by its motto “we sell what we race, we race what we sell”, offering everyone access to the same tires found on the bikes of Pirelli’s factory racing teams.

Trackside support will be available through Pirelli Canadian racing vendor Steve Simms Racing throughout the event week.  Racers will be able to purchase SCORPION™ MX tires on-site as well as take advantage of technical advice and service regarding tire setup.

Pirelli Trackside Vendor (Canada)

Steve Simms Racing
Steve Simms – stevesimmsracing@gmail.com
(519) 717-4800

To learn more about the 2020 Walton TransCan Grand National Championship, Click Here.

For more information about the complete line of Pirelli motorcycle tires, please visit Pirelli.com


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. In particular, Pirelli is a global leader in the production of racing and high performance motorcycle tires both for on and off road applications. Pirelli has a long link with motorsport and the multitude of successes include a record of seventy-two world titles gained in the FIM Motocross World Championship thanks to the performance of its mx product range. In road-racing, since 2004 Pirelli has made the FIM Superbike World Championship for production-based motorcycles the ideal proving ground to develop not only the products used in competition, but also tires used daily by motorcyclists all over the world. Inspired by the philosophy now become a motto “We sell what we race, we race what we sell”, Pirelli has managed to bring to fruition all the experience acquired in this championship, applying some of the patents and materials developed for racing activity to the product portfolio dedicated to road use.

For Additional Information Please Contact:

Scott Roegner
Pirelli Moto Communications and Media Relations
Tel: 805-729-1078
Mail: motopress.nafta@pirelli.com

Nicholas Walton
Pirelli Off-Road Race Manager
Tel: 706-506-2963
Mail: nicholas.walton@pirelli.com

Source: Pirelli Tire LLC