Pirelli Dominates at Loket for the MXGP of Czech Republic

Press Release | July 29, 2019

Romain Febvre rules the MXGP class, while Tim Gajser keeps the red plate. Jorge Prado uses a double victory in the MX2 Championship to extend his championship points lead.

Pirelli Dominates at Loket for the MXGP of Czech Republic

This is a press release from Pirelli…

Loket, Czech Republic (July 29, 2019) – Loket’s historic Serpentine circuit hosted the Grand Prix of Czech Republic for the 13th round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship and the race that marked the return to Europe for the series after the Indonesian double-header. On the hard and rocky soil of the Czech course, all the Pirelli-equipped riders put their trust in the Scorpion™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and rear. Tires that, in different sizes combined with mousses of various hardness provided by the racing service of the Italian company, met the needs of each rider. Pirelli swept the event by setting the fastest laps in all the sessions with different riders and bikes, capturing all the holeshots, and sweeping the podiums in both classes.

Pirelli Dominates at Loket for the MXGP of Czech Republic
Romain Febvre rules the MXGP class, while Tim Gajser (pictured) keeps the red plate.

In MXGP, Romain Febvre managed to break Tim Gajser’s seven race winning streak. The Frenchman won the Qualification Heat and both races, taking his first victory in the premier class since 2016 in Thailand. Following his recent wins streak, Gajser finished in second place, but he remains firmly in control of the championship point lead. There was an excellent performance by Jeremy Seewer who, thanks to the third place, continues to hold second position in the championship. Jeremy Van Horebeek finished fifth with his privateer Honda, confirming the strong and consistent performance of Pirelli tires.

Pirelli Dominates at Loket for the MXGP of Czech Republic
Jorge Prado uses a double victory in the MX2 Championship to extend his championship points lead.

Pirelli dominated the MX2 class by taking nine positions out of the top-10. First place once again went to Jorge Prado who has claimed each Grand Prix (12) he has contested in 2019. There were two good outings for Henry Jacobi who was second overall, just ahead of Thomas Kjer Olsen. Adam Sterry missed out on his first podium by just a single point and had to settle for fourth position.

Pirelli also won the EMX85 European Championship. The victory went to Latvian Edvard Bidzans.

The deep sand of Lommel will host the Grand Prix of Belgium, Round 14 of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, next weekend.

Race results (Pirelli riders in bold):

MXGP Race 1

  1. Romain Febvre
  2. Tim Gajser
  3. Jeremy Seewer
  4. Gautier Paulin
  5. Arminas Jasikonis

MXGP Race 2

  1. Romain Febvre
  2. Tim Gajser
  3. Jeremy Seewer
  4. Gautier Paulin
  5. Arnaud Tonus

MX2 Race 1

  1. Jorge Prado
  2. Henry Jacobi
  3. Thomas Kjer Olsen
  4. Jed Beaton
  5. Jago Geerts

MX2 Race 2

  1. Jorge Prado
  2. Adam Sterry
  3. Henry Jacobi
  4. Thomas Kjer Olsen
  5. Calvin Vlaanderen

GP Overall:

MXGP

  1. Romain Febvre
  2. Tim Gajser
  3. Jeremy Seewer
  4. Gautier Paulin
  5. Jeremy Van Horebeek

MX2

  1. Jorge Prado
  2. Henry Jacobi
  3. Thomas Kjer Olsen
  4. Adam Sterry
  5. Jago Geerts

Championship Standings:

MXGP

  1. Tim Gajser – 582
  2. Jeremy Seewer – 405
  3. Gautier Paulin – 379
  4. Arnaud Tonus – 373
  5. Antonio Cairoli – 358

MX2

  1. Jorge Prado – 594
  2. Thomas Kjer Olsen – 504
  3. Jago Geerts – 391
  4. Tom Vialle – 380
  5. Henry Jacobi – 377

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