Pirelli to Continue Trackside Support for 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

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All Riders Equipped with SCORPION™ MX Tires will Have Access to a
Dedicated Team for Technical Assistance 

ROME, GA – May 25, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Pirelli Tire North America will continue its trackside support and racing service in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship for 2021. With an expanded presence of the #PirelliNation rider support program heading into the season opener at Pala Raceway on May 29, Pirelli looks to build on a successful Monster Energy Supercross Championship that saw the brand capture podium results in both the 250 and 450 classes. Pirelli will have its 18-wheeler race transporter on-site to provide technical support and trackside assistance to all racers competing on SCORPION™ MX tires.

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Pirelli continues to race what they sell with the SCORPION MX tire range. | Photo: Align Media 

Pirelli continues to pride itself on its “we sell what we race, we race what we sell” motto, meaning anyone can purchase the exact tires used by its professional riders and racing teams. This has allowed Pirelli to focus on development for motocross specific tracks and ensure that the consumer is receiving its latest technology and products.

“It’s been a good start to 2021 for our brand and our goal is to keep that momentum rolling into the upcoming motocross season,” said Nick Walton, off-road race manager, Pirelli. “We’ve been able to expand our presence this year in both classes, continuing with many of our longtime partners as well as adding several new faces.  Our SCORPION™ MX range had great success last summer, and for 2021, we’d like to continue by adding more podiums and race wins.”

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Club MX rider Garrett Marchbanks will look to carry his supercross momentum into the outdoors. | Photo: Align Media

For 2021, Pirelli’s efforts will support several teams that include FXR/Chaparral Honda Racing, BarX/Chaparral/Ecstar Suzuki Racing, Club MX, TPJ Racing, JMC Motorsports Racing, and PR-MX Kawasaki. In addition to the race teams, Pirelli’s support and dedication to privateers at the grassroots level of the sport remains unchanged with riders like Freddie Noren, Henry Miller, and more.

Pirelli’s motocross global dominance remains unmatched with 74 Motocross World Championships that includes riders such as defending MXGP Champion Tim Gajser, nine-time World Champion Antonio Cairoli, multi-time World Champion Jeffrey Herlings, and the current MX2 World Champion Tom Vialle.

The SCORPION™ MX range will rely on the performance of three different soil applications for the upcoming 12-round season with the SCORPION™ MX Soft, SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft, and SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Hard. Pirelli riders will use the SCORPION MX32 Mid Soft front and rear tires set at a recommended 14-psi for a starting point at the season opening Pala National.

2021 Pirelli Race Teams

FXR/Chaparral Honda Racing

  • Carson Mumford
  • Coty Schock

BarX/Chaparral/Ecstar Suzuki Racing

  • Dilan Schwartz
  • Derek Drake

Club MX

  • Garrett Marchbanks
  • Jace Owen
  • Phil Nicoletti

TPJ Racing

  • Derek Kelley
  • Matt Hubert

JMC Motorsports Racing

  • Ramy Allves

PR-MX Kawasaki

  • Cade Clason
  • Luke Neese
  • Devin Simonson

Privateers

  • Freddie Noren
  • Henry Miller
  • Lane Shaw
  • Colby Copp
  • Jeremy Hand
  • Bryton Carroll
  • Connor Olson
  • Hunter Schlosser

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

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.

For Additional Information Please Contact:

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

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

Source: Pirelli Tire LLC

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