Double Victory for Pirelli at the MXGP of Italy in Faenza

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Jeffrey Herlings Sweeps the MXGP Class and Continues to Lead the Championship, While Maxime Renaux Takes a First-Career Win in the MX2 Class. Tom Vialle Keeps Hold of the MX2 Red Plate

FAENZA, ITALY – September 7, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The Monte Coralli circuit hosted the Grand Prix of Italy, the sixth round of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship and the first of three consecutive races that will be held on the spectacular Italian track. The Faenza-based course is largely hard-packed with a soft surface in places which can be extremely slippery. Pirelli riders were able to rely on the fantastic performance of the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and rear tires. These products offered good traction combined with very limited wear allowing Pirelli to sweep the overall podiums in both classes.

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With a double moto win, Jeffrey Herlings claimed overall victory in the MXGP class and reached 90 Grand Prix wins from his fantastic career. There was an excellent second place finish by Jeremy Seewer who ended both heats behind Herlings. The third step of the podium belonged to Antonio Cairoli who also climbed to second position in the championship standings, passing Tim Gajser. The reigning champion was sixth overall behind Jorge Prado.

It was a memorable day for Maxime Renaux in the MX2 class. The Frenchman seized his first checkered flag and Grand Prix victory. Second in race one behind Jago GeertsRenaux dominated the final race and moved up to third in the championship. Geerts finished in second position ahead of Tom Vialle. The Frenchman is still first in the standings but Geerts has reduced his advantage to just three points. Good performances also for Mathys Boisrame and Jed Beaton who finished in fourth and fifth positions.

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Next Wednesday the riders will race again in Faenza for the Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna, the seventh round of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship and the second consecutive race to be held at Monte Coralli.

Results (Pirelli riders in bold):

MXGP race 1

  1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)
  2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
  3. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)
  4. PRADO Jorge (SPA)
  5. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)

MXGP race 2 

  1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)
  2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
  3. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)
  4. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)
  5. GAJSER Tim (SLO)

MX2 race 1

  1. GEERTS Jago (BEL)
  2. RENAUX Maxime (FRA)
  3. BOISRAME Mathys (FRA)
  4. VIALLE Tom (FRA)
  5. MEWSE Conrad (GBR)

MX2 race 2

  1. RENAUX Maxime (FRA)
  2. VIALLE Tom (FRA)
  3. GEERTS Jago (BEL)
  4. BOISRAME Mathys (FRA)
  5. VAN DE MOOSDIJK Roan (NED)

GP Overall:

MXGP

  1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)
  2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
  3. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)
  4. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)
  5. GAJSER Tim (SLO)

MX2

  1. RENAUX Maxime (FRA)
  2. GEERTS Jago (BEL)
  3. VIALLE Tom (FRA)
  4. BOISRAME Mathys (FRA)
  5. BEATON Jed (AUS)

Championship overall:

MXGP

  1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) p.263
  2. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.203
  3. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.196
  4. JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) p.186
  5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.178
  6. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) p.173

MX2

  1. VIALLE Tom (FRA) p.257
  2. GEERTS Jago (BEL) p.254
  3. RENAUX Maxime (FRA) p.196
  4. BEATON Jed (AUS) p.178
  5. VAN DE MOOSDIJK Roan (NED) p.169
  6. BOISRAME Mathys (FRA) p.166

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. 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.

Source: Pirelli Tire LLC

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