30
March
2015
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12:50
Europe/Amsterdam

Pirelli SCORPION™ MX monopolizes the podium of both classes at 2015 Motocross Grand Prix of Argentina

Pirelli still leads MXGP and MX2 with Desalle and Herlings

After twenty years the FIM Motocross World Championship returned to Argentina. The third round of 2015 was held in Villa La Angostura, Patagonia, in the area of the Seven Lakes, a beautiful natural reserve at the foot of the Cordilleras Andes near the Argentina-Chile border. Breathtaking views, perfect weather and an audience of over twenty thousand fans were the backdrop to the spectacular Argentine circuit characterized by unusual sandy ground that caused the top riders to choose different types of Pirelli tyres. In the MXGP class Maximilian Nagl, equipped by Pirelli SCORPION™ Soft 410 110/90 - 19 at the rear and the SCORPION™ MX32™ 80/100 - 21 front, repeated his success achieved in the season-opening Grand Prix of Qatar. The German rider finished third in the first moto and won the second after a good comeback. Second place went to championship leader Clement Desalle who preferred the SCORPION™ Soft 410 120/80 19 rear and, despite having achieved the same points as the winner, finished behind Nagl due to the second moto ranking. Third place, just one point from the leaders, was Antonio Cairoli who used the same Pirelli tyres as Nagl and is equal on points with the German rider in second place in the championship, just 10 behind provisional leader Desalle. Rounding out the positive day of Pirelli representatives in MXGP came the sixth overall of Jeremy Van Horebeek. Pirelli also ruled the MX2 class that was won by Dylan Ferrandis. The Kawasaki racer grabbed first position thanks to SCORPION™ Soft 410 110/90 - 19 rear and SCORPION MX32™ 80/100 - 21 front. A different choice was taken by Pauls Jonass, second overall, who went for SCORPION MX32™ MUD 110/90 - 19 at the rear and reached another podium placement after the one he achieved in Thailand. Great third spot for Jeremy Seewer who, like Jonass, elected for the SCORPION MX32™ MUD 110/90  - 19. Bad luck for former world champion Jeffrey Herlings who was forced to retire in the first moto due to a blameless crash but thanks to the victory in the second moto keeps the red plate in the championship. After the first three rounds outside Europe, the Motocross World Championship will return to the old continent for the Grand Prix of Trentino on "The Ciclamino" circuit of Arco on April 19. Race results: MXGP race 1 1. DESALLE Clement SUZUKI (BEL) 2. CAIROLI Antonio KTM (ITA) 3. NAGL Max HUSQVARNA (GER) 4.VILLOPOTO Ryan KAWASAKI (USA) 5.BOBRYSHEV Evgeny HONDA (RUS)
Maximilian Nagl

MXGP race 2 1. NAGL Max HUSQVARNA (GER) 2. CAIROLI Antonio KTM (ITA) 3. DESALLE Clement SUZUKI (BEL) 4.VILLOPOTO Ryan KAWASAKI (USA) 5. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy YAMAHA (BEL)
Dylan Ferrandis

MX2 race 1 1. FERRANDIS Dylan KAWASAKI (FRA) 2. JONASS Pauls KTM (LAT) 3. ANSTIE Max KAWASAKI (GBR) 4. LIEBER Julien YAMAHA (BEL) 5. SEEWER Jeremy SUZUKI (BEL)
Cairoli in action

MX2 race 2 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey KTM (NED) 2. FERRANDIS  Dylan KAWASAKI (FRA 3. JONASS Pauls KTM (LAT) 4. GAJSER Tim HONDA (SLO) 5. SEEWER Jeremy SUZUKI (SUI) GP Overall: MXGP 1. NAGL Max (GER) 2. DESALLE Clement (BEL) 3. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) 4.VILLOPOTO Ryan (USA) 5. PAULIN Gautier(FRA) MX2 1. FERRANDIS  Dylan (FRA) 2. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 3. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) 4. COVINGTON Thomas (USA) 5. GAJSER Tim (SLO) Championship overall: MXGP 1. DESALLE Clement (BEL) p.133 2. CAIROLI  Antonio (ITA) p.123 3. NAGL Max (GER) p.123 4. VILLOPOTO Ryan (USA) p.106 5. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p. 96 6. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.95 MX2 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) p.125 2. FERRANDIS  Dylan (FRA) p.125 3. JONASS Pauls (LET) p.112 4. TONKOV Aleksandre (RUS) p.82 5. COVINGTON Thomas (USA) p.81 6. LIEBER Julien (BEL) p.80