FIM MotocrossWorld Championship ROUND 10 – LATVIA 16-17 JULY

A memorable day for Pirelli Scorpion MX tyres with not only the first three positions in the sixth round of the Women’s World Championship that occurred in Slovenia but also victory in all four categories at the Grand Prix of Latvia for the tenth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship. MX1 was won by works KTM rider Antonio Cairoli who consolidated his lead at the top of the premier class standings with a perfect score of two first positions over Yamaha’s Steven Frossard. The Frenchman has drawn to within four points of second-placed Clement Desalle who fell in both motos. Other slots in the top ten were taken by Pirelli riders: David Philippaerts (5th), Max Nagl (6th) and Steve Ramon (8th). MX2 witnessed a familiar ‘one-two’ with Ken Roczen triumphant for the fourth time in a row and ahead of fellow Pirelli runners Jeffrey Herlings, Tommy Searle and Max Anstie. Bad luck cursed Gautier Paulin, who recovered after a harsh crash in the first moto to 8th but a painful back and another ‘near-miss’ when he lost traction on the waves meant a 10th position at the second time of asking. The Scorpion MX was prevalent in the Veteran’s contest thanks to the success of reigning number one Mats Nilsson, and the latest round of the MX2 European Championship fell in the favour of Priit Ratsep. “It was an all-round success,” said Giovanni Gatti, Head of the Pirelli Racing Service “both for the MidSoft 32 used by the women in Slovenia and the MidSoft 32 Mud that was the tyre of choice for all four winners here in Latvia. The latter’s formidability is down to the design with the alternative cut offering great traction for the hard-pack sand but also for the starts.” The FIM Motocross World Championship will break for a week before heading to the sand of Lommel (Limburg, Belgium) on July 31st. MX1 Overall Classification:

1. Antonio Cairoli KTM Team Red Bull Factory  
2. Steven Frossard Yamaha Team Monster Energy  
3. Evgeny Bobryshev Honda World Motocross  

Championship standings

1. Antonio Cairoli KTM p. 416  
3. Clement Desalle Suzuki p. 374  
3. Steve Frossard Yamaha p. 370  

MX2 Overall Classification:

1. Ken Roczen KTM Team Red Bull Factory  
2. Jeffrey Herlings KTM Team Red Bull Factory  
3. Tommy Searle Kawasaki Team CLS  

Championship standings

1. Ken Roczen KTM p. 446  
2. Jeffrey Herlings KTM p. 419  
3. Tommy Searle Kawasaki p. 370