Pirelli Dominates the Motocross of Nations with the French Team

Pirelli Dominates the Motocross of Nations with the French Team


After Winning the 2017 MXGP Title with Antonio Cairoli and MX2 with Pauls Jonass, Pirelli Crowns a Sensational Season with First Place at Matterley Basin


MATTERLEY BASIN, Great Britain (October 2, 2017) – In front of more than 50,000 patriotic fans, 38 Nations took part in the most important event of the international season, the “Motocross of the Nations.” The scenic Matterley Basin circuit once again hosted the event after an 11-year hiatus. Pirelli tires equipped around fifty percent of the one 114-rider entry list.   

The soil was slippery and muddy due to rain leading up to the event and across the racing weekend all Pirelli riders opted for the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front tire to fight any traction issues. For rear rubber riders went with their personal choice even though the MXoN was the stage for the new SCORPION MX™ Soft tire, which also on this occasion showed a great level of performance. The SCORPION MX Soft was the first choice for Max Anstie, winner of Race 1 and 3, Jeffrey Herlings, winner of Race 2, and also by Gautier PaulinChristophe Charlier and Romain Febvre, winners of the Nations Trophy with the French team.


Success in each individual class ended a memorable day for PirelliMax Anstie triumphing in MXGPHunter Lawrence in MX2 and Jeffrey Herlings in MX Open, ending another strong event for the brand.


The final podium ceremony of the year at the Motocross of the Nations brought the 2017 season to a close. The first race of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship will be hosted at Neuquen in Patagonia Argentina on March 4th.   

Race results (in bold Pirelli riders):    

Race 1 (MXGP+MX2)  

1. ANSTIE Max (GBR)  2. GAJSER Tim (SLO)  3. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)  4. LAWRENCE Hunter (AUS)  5. TONUS Arnaud (SUI)

Race 2 (MX2+OPEN)  

1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)  2. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)  3. OSBORNE Zachary (USA) 4. LUPINO Alessandro (ITA)  5. GIBBS Kirk (AUS) 

  Race 3 (MXGP+OPEN)  

1. ANSTIE Max (GBR)  2. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)  3. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)  4. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL)  5. GAJSER Tim (SLO)               

Class Overall:     


1. ANSTIE Max (GBR)  2. GAJSER Tim (SLO)  3. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)  4. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL)  5. TONUS Arnaud (SUI)   


1. LAWRENCE Hunter (AUS)  2. OSBORNE Zachary (USA) 3. OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)  4. CHARLIER Christophe (FRA)  5. BOGERS Brian (NED)   


1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)  2. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)  3. WILSON Dean (GBR) 4. LUPINO Alessandro (ITA)  5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)     

Nations overall  

1. FRANCE p.20  2. THE NETHERLANDS p.31  3. GREAT BRITAIN p.32  4. BELGIUM p.53  5. SWITZERLAND p.56  6. AUSTRALIA p.58 


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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



Emily Grannis

Marketing Director, Moto BU

NAFTA Region

Tel: 706-331-1585



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