29
March
2016
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15:04
Europe/Amsterdam

Pirelli monopolizes the podiums of the Grand Prix of Europe of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Valkenswaard

Romain Febvre wins again and leads the field in MXGP, fiftieth career victory for Jeffrey Herlings in MX2

Third round of the FIM Motocross World Championship that has made stops in Valkenswaard for the Grand Prix of Europe. The Dutch track is characterized by a sandy soil that, due to the rain showers that have lashed the area during the day, was very slimy and slippery on the upper side on a more compact ground. These conditions have confirmed the excellent performance of SCORPION™ MX SOFT 410 rear and SCORPION™ MX32™ front, the tyres which allowed Pirelli to monopolize the podium in both classes with six riders aboard four different motorcycle brands.

Romain Febvre action

Romain Febvre won the MXGP consolidating his top spot in the championship standings. The defending champion, that has used SCORPION™ MX SOFT 410™ 120/80-19 rear and SCORPION™ MX32™ 80/100-21 front, after ending third in the first heat, has won with an unstoppable comeback, the second. A great second place belonged to Max Nagl that, unlike the winner, preferred the SCORPION MX™ 410™ 110/90-19 rear. Third place overall for rookie Tim Gajser. The Slovenian, equipped by the Pirelli tyres in same sizes as Febvre, won the opening heat and finished eighth in the last despite a fall which slowed down his pace. To crown a triumphant Grand Prix of Europe for Pirelli has arrived also the fourth place overall of Antonio Cairoli and the fifth of Jeremy Van Horebeek.

The gold laurel Pirelli hats filled the podium of the MX2 category that was won by Jeffrey Herlings. The Dutchman also reached the fiftieth Grand Prix victory of his career. Herlings, equipped by SCORPION™ MX SOFT 410 110/90-19 rear and SCORPION™ MX32™ 80/100-21 front, fronts the championship standings with maximum points after three rounds. Pauls Jonass, second overall, finished the race behind Herlings and just ahead of Jeremy Seewer who was excellent in third.

Romain Febvre action

Victory for Pirelli also arrived in the first rounds of European Championship with Conrad Mewse (Husqvarna), prevailing in EMX250 and Yentel Martens (Husqvarna) in EMX300.

In two weeks time the riders and teams will gather again at Neuquen, in Argentina, on April 10th for the fourth appointment from eighteen on the 2016 calendar.

Race results:

MXGP Race 1

1. GAJSER Tim (SLO)

2. NAGL Maximilian (GER)

3. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)

4.BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS)

5. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL)

MXGP race 2

Jeffrey Herlings action

1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)

2. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

3. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL)

4. NAGL Maximilian (GER)

5. STRIJBOS Kevin (BEL)

MX2 race 1

1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)

2. JONASS Pauls (LAT)

3. PETROV Petar (BUL)

4. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)

5.VAN DONINCK Brent (BEL)

MX2 race 2

Podium MXGP

1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)

2. JONASS Pauls (LAT)

3. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)

4. VAN DONINCK Brent (BEL)

5. VLAANDEREN Calvin (NED)

GP Overall:

MXGP

1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)

2. NAGL Maximilian (GER)

3. GAJSER Tim (SLO)

4. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL)

5. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

MX2

1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)

2. JONASS Pauls (LAT)

3. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)

4. VAN DONINCK Brent (BEL)

5. PATUREL Benoit (FRA)

Championship overall:

MXGP

1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.137

2. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.124

3. BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) p.107

4. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL) p.104

5. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.100

6. NAGL Maximilian (GER) p.84

MX2

1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)  p.150

2. JONASS Pauls (LAT) p.112

3. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.112

4. TONKOV Aleksandr (RUS) p. 91

5. VAN DONINCK Brent (BEL) p.78

6. PETROV Petar (BUL) p.76

Third round of the FIM Motocross World Championship that has made stops in Valkenswaard for the Grand Prix of Europe. The Dutch track is characterized by a sandy soil that, due to the rain showers that have lashed the area during the day, was very slimy and slippery on the upper side on a more compact ground. These conditions have confirmed the excellent performance of SCORPION™ MX SOFT 410 rear and SCORPION™ MX32™ front, the tyres which allowed Pirelli to monopolize the podium in both classes with six riders aboard four different motorcycle brands.