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FIM Motocross Championship in the sign of Pirelli

The Neuquen track hosted the Grand Prix of Patagonia-Argentina, the inaugural race of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship. Excellent performance was provided by the Pirelli SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and the SCORPION™ SOFT rear tyres that were chosen by the majority of the riders in the MXGP and MX2 classes. On the sandy volcanic soil, the products allowed Pirelli to fill both podiums (MXGP and MX2) with its riders. Antonio Cairoli won both MXGP races at the Grand Prix of the Patagonia-Argentina and grabbed the first Red Plate of the season. Jorge Prado won both races in the MX2 class and was the clear fastest rider of the field.

After brilliant results obtained in the opening round in Argentina, Pirelli confirmed the excellent performance of its products by dominating the Grand Prix of Great Britain – the second round of 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship – that took place at the Matterley Basin circuit. SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and rear were the tyres chosen by almost all the riders equipped by the Italian brand to face the medium-hard soil of the British track. 129 racers from 192 starters in four categories chose to rely on Pirelli. Thanks to first and second positions, Antonio Cairoli secured his second overall victory in the MXGP class. Thomas Kjer Olsen won both MX2 races and jumped into the lead in the championship standings. At the Grand Prix of Great Britain Pirelli presented to the teams the SCORPION™ MX SOFT in the new 100/90-19 size, suitable for use with 250F bikes.

The historic Valkenswaard circuit in the Netherlands hosted the Dutch Grand Prix and the third round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship. On the hard bumpy sand of the Dutch track, Pirelli-equipped riders were able to count on the excellent drive and traction of the front SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft and the rear SCORPION™ MX SOFT. These tires allowed the racers to ride at their best on the demanding circuit that, from the first sessions, was particularly rippled.

With his third consecutive victory in the MXGP class Antonio Cairoli increased his advantage in the Championship standings. Jorge Prado was back in action in the MX2 class after his shoulder injury and won both heats, but the red plate is still held by Thomas Kjer Olsen.

The spectacular ‘Il Ciclamino’ circuit in Pietramurata hosted the Grand Prix of Trentino for the fourth round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship. On the rough and rain-hit soil, that hardened through the race program: the Pirelli SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and rear allowed the Italian brand to toast overall victory in both classes.

Tim Gajser achieved a double victory, managing to beat Antonio Cairoli on his rival’s home soil, but the Sicilian continues to lead the Championship. An unstoppable Jorge Prado dominated both heats in MX2, but Thomas Kjer Olsen remains in the lead in the championship with a twenty points advantage.

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