With another double by Antonio Cairoli and Tommy Searle Scorpion MX rules MX1 and MX2 respectively once more

After securing his sixth world title with one round remaining, Antonio Cairoli was yet again unstoppable with the Pirelli Scorpion MX to win the Grand Prix of Germany and the sixteenth and final round of the 2012 season.

Using the full potential of the Scorpion MX MidSoft 32 that was ideal for the hard but slick German terrain – and in spite of an injured hand sustained in qualification on Saturday – the factory KTM rider controlled both motos to mark his seventh consecutive success in front of German and brand-mate Ken Roczen who had won the 2011 MX2 world title with Pirelli tyres. The premier class podium was completed by 2012 runner-up Clement Desalle who grabbed the final step of the rostrum ahead of another German, Max Nagl.

Victory was sweet in MX2 thanks to the dominance of Tommy Searle who gained a small piece of revenge against title rival and KTM’s Jeffrey Herlings; the Dutchman’s triumph in the previous meeting had decided the fate of the MX2 crown after their season-long duel. The English Kawasaki rider, using Scorpion MX MidSoft 32 front and rear and with 120/80 dimensions, beat Yamaha duo Zach Osborne and Arnaud Tonus. Herlings didn’t make the podium due to a technical problem in the first moto and partially reversed his bad luck with a lonely ride to second spot in the second race.

“It has been another outstanding season for Pirelli,” said Giovanni Gatti, Pirelli Racing Service Manager. We racked-up our 58th world title but also claimed five places in the top group of the MX1 class and six of the first seven in MX2 supported by tyres that were able to make the difference in all types of terrain and conditions.”

MX1 Overall Classification:

1. Antonio Cairoli KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
2. Ken Roczen KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
3. Clement Desalle Suzuki Team Rockstar Energy
4. Max Nagl KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
5. Gautier Paulin Kawasaki Team KRT

MX1 Final Championship standings:

1. Antonio Cairoli KTM p. 692
2. Clement Desalle Suzuki p. 594
3. Gautier Paulin Kawasaki p. 536
4. Christophe Pourcel Kawasaki p. 521
5. Ken De Dycker KTM p. 505

MX2 Overall Classification:

1. Tommy Searle Kawasaki Team Floride
2. Zac Osborne Yamaha Monster Energy
3. Arnaud Tonus Yamaha Monster Energy
4. Jake Nicholls KTM Nestaan JM Racing
5. Jordi Tixier KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

MX2 Final Championship standings:

1. Jeffrey Herlings KTM p. 694
2. Tommy Searle Kawasaki p. 651
3. Jeremy V. Horebeek KTM p. 559
4. Jake Nicholls KTM p. 443
5. Jordi Tixier KTM p. 434