Double Victory for Pirelli at the Motocross Grand Prix of Europe

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Tim Gajser wins the MXGP class and consolidates his lead in the championship. Jago Geerts owns MX2 while Tom Vialle remains at the top in the standings.

MANTOVA, ITALY – October 5, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The Grand Prix of Europe, Round 11 of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship, closed the series of three consecutive races hosted by the Mantova’ ‘Tazio Nuvolari’ circuit over the last eight days. Once again, the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and the SCORPION MX™ Soft rear tires were chosen by Pirelli riders to best face the sandy and hard surface of the Italian track. This time they combined their choice with a medium-hard mousse to deal with the degradation of the track during the event.

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In the MXGP class, the overall victory belonged to reigning champion Tim Gajser who also marginally increased his advantage in the championship. Antonio Cairoli finished second after winning the second moto. There were also strong performances by Jeremy Seewer who was fourth overall and is still third in the standings, and Mitchell Evans in fifth.

Jago Geerts and Tom Vialle closed the MX2 category with the same score, but the Belgian earned the overall by winning race two. Vialle, second, kept the red plate. The winner of the last two rounds Thomas Kjer Olsen took the third step of the podium just in front of Ben Watson.

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Pirelli also excelled in the seventh round of the EMX250 European Championship thanks to the second place of Jorgen-Matthias Talviku and the third position registered by Hakon FredriksenThibault Benistant kept the red plate. There was a good third place for Max Palsson in the fourth round of EMX125, while Pietro Razzini confirmed second in the championship standings.

Next weekend the riders will tackle Round 12, the Grand Prix of Spain, which will be held at Intu Xanadù-Arroyomolinos and a brand new venue located 30-kilometers south of Madrid.

Results (Pirelli riders in bold):

MXGP race 1

  1. GAJSER Tim (SLO)
  2. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED)
  3. PRADO Jorge (SPA)
  4. EVANS Mitchell (AUS)
  5. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

MXGP race 2

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

MX2 race 1

  1. VIALLE Tom (FRA)
  2. GEERTS Jago (BEL)
  3. MEWSE Conrad (GBR)
  4. OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)
  5. BEATON Jed (AUS)

MX2 race 2

  1. GEERTS Jago (BEL)
  2. VIALLE Tom (FRA)
  3. WATSON Ben (GBR)
  4. OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)
  5. BEATON Jed (AUS)

GP Overall:

MXGP

  1. GAJSER Tim (SLO)
  2. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)
  3. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED)
  4. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
  5. EVANS Mitchell (AUS)

MX2

  1. GEERTS Jago (BEL)
  2. VIALLE Tom (FRA)
  3. OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)
  4. WATSON Ben (GBR)
  5. MEWSE Conrad (GBR)

Championship overall:

 MXGP

  1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.399
  2. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.388
  3. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.369
  4. PRADO Jorge (SPA) p.341
  5. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) p.341
  6. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.304

MX2

  1. VIALLE Tom (FRA) p.478
  2. GEERTS Jago (BEL) p.432
  3. BEATON Jed (AUS) p.348
  4. RENAUX Maxime (FRA) p.341
  5. OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN) p.311
  6. VAN DE MOOSDIJK Roan (NED) p.293

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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