Pirelli dominates the Motocross of the Nations winning with the French team
After winning the 2017 MXGP title with Antonio Cairoli and the MX2 with Pauls Jonass, at Matterley Basin Pirelli crowns a sensational season with first place at this important international event
In front of over fifty thousand fans, thirty-eight Nations took part in the most important event of the international season: the ‘Motocross of the Nations’, which was hosted again on the scenic Matterley Basin circuit after eleven years. Around fifty per cent of the one hundred-fourteen rider entry list was equipped by Pirelli tyres.
On slippery and muddy soil after the rain of the previous days and across the racing weekend all Pirelli riders opted for the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front tyre to fight any traction issues. For rear rubber each rider went with their choice even though the MXoN was the stage for the new SCORPION MX™ Soft tyre, which also on this occasion showed a great level of performance and was the first choice for Max Anstie, winner of Race 1 and 3, Jeffrey Herlings, winner of Race 2, and also by Gautier Paulin, Christophe Charlier and Romain Febvre, winners of the Nations Trophy with the French team.
Success in each individual class ended a memorable day for Pirelli: Max Anstie triumphing in MXGP, Hunter Lawrence in MX2 and Jeffrey Herlings in MX Open, ending another strong meeting for the brand.
The final podium ceremony of the year at the Motocross of the Nations brought the 2017 season to a close. The first race of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship will be hosted at Neuquen in Patagonia Argentina on March 4th. Race results (in bold Pirelli riders): Race 1 (MXGP+MX2) 1. ANSTIE Max (GBR) 2. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 3. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 4. LAWRENCE Hunter (AUS) 5. TONUS Arnaud (SUI) Race 2 (MX2+OPEN) 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) 2. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 3. OSBORNE Zachary (USA) 4. LUPINO Alessandro (ITA) 5. GIBBS Kirk (AUS) Race 3 (MXGP+OPEN) 1. ANSTIE Max (GBR) 2. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) 3. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 4. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL) 5. GAJSER Tim (SLO) Class Overall: MXGP 1. ANSTIE Max (GBR) 2. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 3. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 4. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL) 5. TONUS Arnaud (SUI) MX2 1. LAWRENCE Hunter (AUS) 2. OSBORNE Zachary (USA) 3. OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN) 4. CHARLIER Christophe (FRA) 5. BOGERS Brian (NED) OPEN 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) 2. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 3. WILSON Dean (GBR) 4. LUPINO Alessandro (ITA) 5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) Nations overall 1. FRANCE p.20 2. THE NETHERLANDS p.31 3. GREAT BRITAIN p.32 4. BELGIUM p.53 5. SWITZERLAND p.56 6. AUSTRALIA p.58