Pirelli SCORPION™ MX SOFT 410 takes the spotlight in Belgian sand of Lommel in the FIM Motocross World Championship
Pirelli continues to lead the MXGP standings with Romain Febvre while in the MX2 class Pauls Jonass takes the red plate from Jeffrey Herlings and heads Tim Gajser by four points
Lommel, with its treacherous dark sand, hosted the fourteenth round of the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship: the Grand Prix of Belgium. The Flemish track, located in the Limburg region and very close to the Dutch and German borders, is considered the ‘capital’ of European motocross because most of the teams have their headquarters close to the facility. Its soft base constantly changes due to the lines and wear from the racing and puts a strain on the stamina of the riders who struggle to reach the finish for fatigue. Pirelli is still leading the MXGP class with Romain Febvre who showed maturity to think about the championship picture and settled for third place overall without taking unnecessary risks. The French rider has an advantage of 84 points with four races left in the season. Rounding out a positive day for Pirelli in the premier class were home riders Kevin Strijbos and Jeremy Van Horebeek who came fifth and sixth positions overall. Antonio Cairoli, still struggling with the elbow injury, was only able to attend the race as a spectator.
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Pirelli monopolized the podium in the MX2 category. All the riders equipped by Pirelli went for the SCORPION™ MX32™ 80-100/21 front and SCORPION™ MX SOFT 410 110-90/19 rear that proved to be the most suitable tyres in these conditions. It was a perfect weekend for Max Anstie who won the qualifying heat and both motos. The English rider on this occasion also opted for Pirelli tyres. Second place overall went to a surprising Pauls Jonass that in his rookie year as a factory rider has also grabbed the red plate in the standings. Third place was for Bulgarian Petar Petrov, who was incredibly fast and consistent on the Belgian sand. Fifth and sixth positions belonged to Harri Kullas and Tim Gajser; the latter is still second in the standings. Good results for Pirelli were also enjoyed in the eighth round of the European Championship EMX250 which was won by Dutchman Lars Van Berkel while countryman Nick Kouwemberg consolidated his lead in the championship with only one race to run. The riders can look forward to a two-week summer break to recharge their batteries and be in perfect condition for the Grand Prix of Lombardia which will take place at "Tazio Nuvolari" circuit of Mantova on August 23rd. Results:
MXGP race 1 1. SIMPSON Shaun (GBR) 2. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 3. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 4. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL) 5. BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) MXGP race 2 1. SIMPSON Shaun (GBR) 2. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 3. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 4.BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) 5. STRIJBOS Kevin (BEL) MX2 race 1 1. ANSTIE Max (GBR) 2. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 3. PETROV Petar (BUL) 4. KULLAS Harri (FIN) 5. GAJSER Tim (SLO) MX2 race 2 1. ANSTIE Max (GBR) 2. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 3. LIEBER Jonas (BEL) 4. PETROV Petar (BUL) 5. KULLAS Harri (FIN) Results:
GP overall: MXGP 1. SIMPSON Shaun (GBR) 2. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 3. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 4. BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) 5. STRIJBOS Kevin (BEL) MX2 1. ANSTIE Max (GBR) 2. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 3. PETROV Petar (BUL) 4.LIEBER Julien (BEL) 5. KULLAS Harri (FIN) Championship overall: MXGP 1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.547 2.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p. 463 3.BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) p.423 4. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.416 5. NAGL Max (GER) p.360 6.SIMPSON Shaun (GBR) p.356 MX2 1. JONASS Pauls (LAT) p.433 2. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.429 3. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) p.423 4.GUILLOD Valentin (SUI) p.408 5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.395 6. TIXIER Jordi (FRA) p.393