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Pirelli Triumphs with 67th Motocross World Title at Uddevalla for the Grand Prix of Sweden


Pirelli Triumphs with 67th Motocross World Title at Uddevalla for the Grand Prix of Sweden

 

Tim Gajser Returns to Victory in MXGP and Jeremy Seewer Wins MX2. Antonio Cairoli Increases his Lead in MXGP Standings as Pauls Jonass Continues to Control MX2.

 

Uddevalla, Sweden (August 21, 2017) – The sixteenth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship was run at Uddevalla. The Swedish terrain was hard and slippery due to frequent thunderstorms and rain that fell throughout the weekend. Pirelli’s SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft tire was used by all Pirelli riders in the conditions and demonstrated their versatility by helping achieve the overall victory in both classes.    In MXGP, the win belonged to Tim Gajser. The world champion claimed the first race and finished as runner-up in the second. Romain Febvre finished second and had a tough comeback in the first race due to a crash, but won the second outing. Gautier Paulin showed more of his potential to reach third place. Glenn Coldenhoff was fifth and Jeremy Van Horebeek took sixth, just ahead of Antonio Cairoli who, thanks to Jeffrey Herlings' mechanical problem in the second moto, increased his advantage to 101 points over the Dutch rider. With two GP’s still to run, Cairoli could clinch his ninth career championship at the next round.

 


A 67th title for Pirelli in the FIM Motocross World Championship was mathematically claimed in the MX2 division, and now only Jonass and Seewer can win it. Jeremy Seewer achieved overall victory with two runner-up positions in the motos. The Swiss rider managed to cut a few more points away from Pauls Jonass’ lead as the MX2 title fight looks set to drop to the final round. Jorge Prado, winner of Race 1, stood on the second step of the podium. Third was taken by Jonass who, on an extremely technical track, preferred to defend his championship margin without taking any risks. Conrad Mewse finished a career best in fourth, just ahead of Thomas Covington. The American won the second moto with an exciting comeback.


In two weeks time the riders will tackle the U.S. Grand Prix at WW Motocross Park in Jacksonville, Florida.   

Race results (in bold Pirelli riders): 

MXGP race 1  

1. GAJSER Tim (SLO)  2. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)  3. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)  4. DESALLE Clement (BEL) 5. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED)    

MXGP race 2  

1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)  2. GAJSER Tim (SLO)  3. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)  4. DESALLE Clement (BEL) 5. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED)    

MX2 race 1  

1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)  2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)  3. JONASS Pauls (LAT)  4. MEWSE Conrad (GBR)  5. BOGERS Brian (NED) 

  MX2 race 2  

1. COVINGTON Thomas (USA)  2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)  3. JONASS Pauls (LAT)  4. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN)  5. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)    

GP Overall:     

MXGP  

1. GAJSER Tim (SLO)  2. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)  3. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)  4. DESALLE Clement (BEL) 5. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED)    

MX2  

1. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)  2. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)  3. JONASS Pauls (LAT)  4. MEWSE Conrad (GBR)  5. COVINGTON Thomas (USA)     

Championship overall:     

MXGP  

1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.631  2. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) p.530  3. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.526  4.DESALLE Clement (BEL) p.519 5. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.453  6. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.441     

MX2  1. JONASS Pauls (LAT) p.669  2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.624  3.PATUREL Benoit (FRA) p.504 4. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN) p.497  5. LIEBER JULIEN (BEL) p.436  6. COVINGTON Thomas (USA) p.417 

  

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ABOUT PIRELLI

Founded in 1872, Pirelli is among the largest global tire makers, and focuses its business on the high end, premium product segment where it is a world leader. Present in over 160 countries, Pirelli has 22 manufacturing sites and employs approximately 38,000 people around the world. Successfully competing in motorsports since 1907, Pirelli is currently the exclusive supplier of the Formula 1 championship, the Superbike world championship, and many other championships around the world.

 

Pirelli Tire North America (PTNA) services NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) member countries 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).

 

For Additional Information Please Contact:

 

Scott Roegner

Pirelli Moto Communications and Media Relations

NAFTA Region

Tel: 949-365-5750

Mail: motopress.nafta@pirelli.com  

 

Emily Grannis

Marketing Director, Moto BU

NAFTA Region

Tel: 706-331-1585

Mail: emily.grannis@pirelli.com  

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