64th Motocross World title for Pirelli at the GP of USA
Romain Febvre winner at Glen Helen reconfirms MXGP World Champion status while Tim Gajser grabs the title in MX2 class and Pauls Jonass is runner-up
The last race of the FIM MXGP World Championship was held on the Californian circuit of Glen Helen; an authentic mecca of American motocross. The track with hard-pack ground and loose soil sections has seen yet more superb performance of the SCORPION™ MX32™ and has allowed Pirelli to achieve great results in both categories.
Round eighteen saw a great race for Romain Febvre in the MXGP class who, thanks two superlative motos, has won the Grand Prix to boast eight victories in an amazing season. The SCORPION™ MX32™ 80/100-21 front and 110/90-19 rear allowed the French rider to own the first race and to finish second in the last outing of 2015. A bright comeback to racing was enjoyed by Antonio Cairoli after the long break due to an elbow injury. The Sicilian, with the same Pirelli selection as the winner finished the first moto in fifth position and grabbed the holeshot in the second. Motocross World Title No. 64 for Pirelli came thanks to young hotshot Tim Gajser who clinched the crown in the MX2 class. 2015 has been an excellent season for the Slovenian that, at only nineteen years old, has risen to the status of World Champion. Gajser had an advantage of 18 points over Pauls Jonass, before the Grand Prix and with Pirelli tyres SCORPION™ MX32™ 80/100-21 front and 110/90-19 rear, controlled a margin over his opponent, avoided mistakes and became the first ever MX champion from Slovenia. Pauls Jonass had to settle for second place but proved that he has what it takes to be one of the protagonists for the coming years. With the close of the US Grand Prix a curtain fell over the 2015 season; one that has given Pirelli the world title in both classes. One more appointment awaits in the international racing calendar with the 69th Motocross of Nations prepped for the atmospheric circuit of Ernée, France next weekend. Results: MXGP race 1 1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 2. WEBB Cooper (USA) 3.GRANT Josh (USA) 4.ANDERSON Jason (USA) 5. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)
MXGP race 2 1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 2. SIMPSON Shaun (GBR) 3.BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) 4. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL) 5. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) MX2 race 1 1.NELSON Jessy(USA) 2. ALLDREDGE Chris (USA) 3. MCELRATH Shane (USA) 4. ANSTIE Max (GBR) 5. GUILLOD Valentin (SUI) MX2 race 2
1.NELSON Jessy(USA) 2. MCELRATH Shane (USA) 3. GUILLOD Valentin (SUI) 4. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) GP overall: MXGP 1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 2.GRANT Josh (USA) 3.WEBB Cooper (USA) 4. WILSON Dean (GBR) 5. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) MX2 MX2 race 2
1.NELSON Jessy(USA) 2. MCELRATH Shane (USA) 3. GUILLOD Valentin (SUI) 4. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 5. ANSTIE Max (GBR) Championship overall: MXGP 1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.735 2.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p. 592 3.BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) p.567 4. SIMPSON Shaun (GBR) p. 481 5. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL) p.449 6. NAGL Maximilian (GER) p.442 MX2 1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.589 2. JONASS Pauls (LAT) p.564 3.ANSTIE Max (GBR) p.537 4.GUILLOD Valentin (SUI) p.511 5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.496 6. LIEBER Julien (BEL) p.430