Pirelli Race Recap of MXGP of Belgium

Press Release | August 5, 2019

Pirelli mathematically confirms World Championships in both classes at the MXGP of Belgium, bringing its all-time haul to 72 motocross world titles.

Tim Gajser Closes in on his Third World Title by Capturing his Ninth MXGP Win of the Season, While Jorge Prado Increases his Championship Point Lead in MX2 with a Double Moto Victory

Tim Gajser Closes in on his Third World Title by Capturing his Ninth MXGP Win of the Season, While Jorge Prado Increases his Championship Point Lead in MX2 with a Double Moto Victory

This is a press release from Pirelli…

Lommel, Belgium (August 4, 2019) – The world famous Lommel circuit hosted the Grand Prix of Belgium, Round 14 of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship. It was a fantastic weekend for Pirelli who mathematically confirmed the 2019 MXGP and MX2 world titles; bringing its all-time haul to 72 world titles in motocross since 1980. The product development introduced during the season for the SCORPION™ MX32™- for hard pack soil – and SCORPION™ MX SOFT – for soft sandy soil – combined with the high-performing mousses have made it possible to reach this prestigious milestone with four races to go before the end of the season. The tires again showed their full potential and performance even on the sandy Belgian circuit, which is always a difficult physical and technical drain for the riders.

Tim Gajser Closes in on his Third World Title by Capturing his Ninth MXGP Win of the Season,

Tim Gajser won the MXGP class race for the first time at Lommel. The Slovenian is far adrift at the top of the championship and will have the chance to win the title in the next Grand Prix at Imola. A strong second place went to Romain Febvre, who won the first moto for his third moto win of the season. Jeremy Seewer, in fourth, is still in second in the point standings. Jeremy Van Horebeek, riding his private Honda, repeated his fifth place captured the previous weekend at Loket in the Czech Republic.

Jorge Prado Increases his Championship Point Lead in MX2 with a Double Moto Victory

Jorge Prado dominated both MX2 races and easily pulled away from his rivals. The Spaniard further increased his advantage in the standings. Calvin Vlaanderen was very fast in the second moto and was runner-up overall. There were excellent rides also for Tom Vialle, in fourth overall and back to third spot in the championship, and Adam Sterry with fifth.

Pirelli confirmed the excellent performance of its product by winning the seventh round of the EMX250 European Championship thanks to the amazing performance by Roan Van De Moosdijk. The Dutchman ruled both heats and beat Kevin Horgmo to the top step of the podium. The Italian brand also won the fifth round of the EMX125 European Championship with Simon Laengenfelder.

In two weeks time the riders will tackle the Grand Prix of Italy, which will be hosted for the second year in a row by the spectacular track built inside the “Enzo e Dino Ferrari” racetrack in Imola.

Race results (Pirelli riders in bold):

MXGP race 1
1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)
2. GAJSER Tim (SLO)
3. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED)
4. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
5. TONUS Arnaud (SUI)

MXGP race 2
1. ANSTIE Max (GBR)
2. GAJSER Tim (SLO)
3. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED)
4. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)
5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
 
MX2 race 1
1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)
2.GEERTS Jago (BEL)
3. STERRY Adam (GBR)
4. VIALLE Tom (FRA)
5. WATSON Ben (GBR)

MX2 race 2
1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)
2. VLAANDEREN Calvin (NED)
3.WATSON Ben (GBR)
4. VIALLE Tom (FRA)
5. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN)
 
GP Overall:
 
MXGP
1. GAJSER Tim (SLO)
2. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)
3. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED)
4. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
5. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL)
 
MX2
1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)
2. VLAANDEREN Calvin (NED)
3. WATSON Ben (GBR)
4. VIALLE Tom (FRA)
5. STERRY Adam (GBR)
 
Championship overall:

MXGP
1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.626
2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.439
3.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.402
4.TONUS Arnaud (SUI) p.396
5. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.358
6.JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) p.355

MX2
1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA) p.644
2. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN) p.520
3. VIALLE Tom (FRA) p.416
4. GEERTS Jago (BEL)p.413
5. JACOBI Henry (GER) p.399
6. STERRY Adam (GBR) p.314

 

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