- 05 May 2015 15:25 UTC
Created in 1974, Supercross is the most important motorcycle championship in the world in terms of TV and onsite audience. Supercross is an extreme competition that, unlike motocross, takes place on tracks made of dirt built within baseball or football arenas. In 2008, the Supercross World Championship sponsored by FIM merged with the AMA Supercross thus giving rise to a united single World Supercross Championship, named Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
This year, Pirelli has partnered with the following teams: AutoTrader/ Toyota/ Yamaha/ JGRMX Team, Discount Tire Racing/ Two Two Motorsports (new team) and BTO Sports-KTM-WPS Team.
Pirelli works closely with all teams to provide the full range of Pirelli Scorpion™ tires suitable for various terrain and conditions of each arena – including the Scorpion MX32™ Mid-Soft, the original Motocross tire from Pirelli that has become renowned worldwide in motocross racing, where Pirelli has won 62 MX World Championships overall. Pirelli secured the 2014 Motocross FIM World Championship with Antonio Cairoli in the MXGP class, as well as the top four overall rankings and the MX2 class.
Pirelli has also been the sole tire supplier for all four classes of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship since 2004, marking Pirelli’s unrivaled know-how in motorcycle competitions. Consequently, the brand with the long “P” has become the most successful control-tire supplier in the history of international motor sports.
The penultimate round of the AMA Monster Energy Supercross takes place Saturday April 25th at Metlife Stadium, NJ, ahead of the final round in Las Vegas on May 2nd at Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV.