Pirelli SCORPION™ MX SOFT 410 tames Latvian mud

First MXGP win for Glenn Coldenhoff while Max Anstie using Pirelli tyres wins the MX2 class; Febvre and Herlings still leading the championship in MXGP and MX2


Coldenhoff in aztione

There were extreme conditions at Kegums for the Grand Prix of Latvia and the twelfth round of the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship. Heavy rain affected the track on Saturday night and forced the riders to face the motos on slick ground, upon which Pirelli SCORPION ™ MX SOFT 410 showed excellent performance in both classes with the rear tyre in 110/90 - 19 and 120/80 - 19 sizes. The final tyre selection was dictated by the feeling of the riders although the 120/80 - 19 proved to be particularly suitable for the powerful 450cc bikes that had more grip on a very slippery track but with many hard, compact zones.

It was an excellent performance by the amazing Glenn Coldenhoff who grabbed - for the first time in his career - victory in MXGP class. The Dutchman equipped with SCORPION™ MX32™ 80/100 - 21 front and the SCORPION™ MX SOFT 410 110/90 - 19 rear, has deservedly won the first moto and finished runner-up in the second race. Third place went to Romain Febvre who entrusted his Yamaha with a SCORPION™ MX SOFT 410 120/80 - 19 on the rear. The French rider made an incredible comeback in the first heat after falling at the start and won the second outing. He has maintained control of the Red Plate and increased his lead in the standings over the heroic Antonio Cairoli, fifth overall despite not having yet recovered from the left arm he injured in Maggiora. Fourth place was taken by Kevin Strijbos who keeps hitting good results.

Coldenhoff action

Max Anstie won the Grand Prix in the MX2 class. The Brit, competed with Pirelli tyres, the SCORPION™ MX32™ 80/100 - 21 front and SCORPION™ MX SOFT 410 110/90 - 19 rear, to win both motos. The same set of Pirelli tyres was also used by Pauls Jonass who made the most of home advantage by ending the race in second place. There was an excellent third place for Harri Kullas and fourth for Jeremy Seewer. Tim Gajser was fifth overall and has reduced his deficit in the championship standings to 46 behind Jeffrey Herlings. The latter could not compete in Latvia due to the left hand injury he suffered last weekend in Uddevalla. Pirelli grabbed good results also in the EMX250 European Championship thanks to the second place of Brian Hsu and the fourth position of Nick Kouwenberg. Kouwenberg is still leading the standings with only two races to go until the end of the series. After a week off, the FIM Motocross World Championship will resume its run on 25th/26th July in Czech Republic, on the historical “Serpentine Circuit” at Loket. Results:


MXGP race 1 1. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) 2. STRIJBOS Kevin (BEL) 3.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 4. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) 5. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL) MXGP race 2 1. ROMAIN Febvre (FRA) 2. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) 3.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 4 CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) 5.BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) MX2 race 1 1. ANSTIE Max (GBR) 2. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 3. POOTJES Davy (OLA) 4. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) 5. KULLAS Harri (RUS) MX2 race 2 1. ANSTIE Max (GBR) 2. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 3. KULLAS Harri (RUS) 4. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) GP overall: MXGP 1. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) 2.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 3. ROMAIN Febvre (FRA) 4. STRIJBOS Kevin (BEL) 5. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) MX2 1. ANSTIE Max (GBR) 2. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 3. KULLAS Harri (RUS) 4. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) Championship overall: MXGP 1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.457 2. CAIROLI  Antonio (ITA) p.416 3.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p. 391 4. NAGL Max (GER) p.360 5. BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) p.345 6. DESALLE Clement p.291 MX2 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) p.423 2. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.377 3.GUILLOD Valentin (SUI) p.352 4. JONASS Pauls (LAT) p.351 5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.345 6. TIXIER Jordi (FRA) p.334