Pirelli SCORPION™ MX32™ majestic in the MXGP Grand Prix of Great Britain
Pirelli is still on top after the seventh round of the FIM Motocross World Championship - the British Grand Prix - that was hosted at the spectacular track of Matterley Basin located about twenty kilometres north of Southampton. The British circuit is beautifully situated in a green and nice valley and is characterized by a medium-hard terrain that perfectly suited the Pirelli SCORPION™ MX32™; a selection that has once again provided proof of being the most successful tyre with superior performance.
In the MXGP class Antonio Cairoli repeated his victory of two weeks ago in Spain and grabbed for the sixth time in his career a Grand Prix win in the UK. The eight-time world champion entrusted his 450SX-F to SCORPION™ MX32™ 80/100-21 front and, for the first time, the 120/90-19 at the rear; a size certainly more suited to the power of the 450. The Sicilian won the first heat and then managed a good comeback in race two to get third place finish after a harmless crash in the early laps. Two second places and second overall for Clement Desalle, equipped as Cairoli with the SCORPION™ MX32™, but the strong Belgian rider chose a different size, 110/90-19, at the rear. Romain Febvre brought Pirelli again on the third step of the podium and with a sweep of all three positions. The Frenchman - with the same combination as Desalle – made a good comeback in the first race to seventh and then won the second moto for his first triumph in the MXGP class. SCORPION™ MX32™ was in place for Max Nagl too and the German was fifth overall at the British Grand Prix and is still leading the championship standings four points ahead of Desalle. In the MX2 class Jeffrey Herlings scored the same points as winner Valentin Guillod but had to settle for second place due to the ranking in the second race. The Dutchman, equipped by SCORPION™ MX32™ 80/100-21 front and 110/90-19 at the rear, has extended his lead in the championship to 92 points and keeps firm hold of the red plate. Yet another podium - the fourth from the last four races - for reigning champion Jordi Tixier who was third overall and is sixth in the championship standing. Pauls Jonass grabbed a great fourth place overall and is deservedly occupying third position in the championship in his rookie season.
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After the Grand Prix of Great Britain the Motocross World Championship will move to Villars sous Ecot, France, next weekend for the eighth round of the championship. Results: MXGP race 1 1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) 2. DESALLE Clement (BEL) 3. NAGL Max (GER) 4.BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) 5.SIMPSON Shaun (GBR) MXGP race 2 1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 2. DESALLE Clement (BEL) 3. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) 4.BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) 5. NAGL Max (GER) MX2 race 1 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) 2. GUILLOD Valentin (SUI) 3. ANSTIE Max (GBR) 4. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 5. TIXIER Jordi (FRA) MX2 race 2 1.GUILLOD Valentin (SUI) 2. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) 3. TIXIER Jordi (FRA) 4. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) GP overall: MXGP 1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) 2. DESALLE Clement (BEL) 3. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 4.BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) 5. NAGL Max (GER) MX2 1.GUILLOD Valentin (SUI) 2. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) 3. TIXIER Jordi (FRA) 4. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 5. ANSTIE Max (GBR) Championship overall: MXGP 1. NAGL Max (GER) p.295 2. DESALLE Clement (BEL) p.291 3. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.274 4. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.237 5. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.235 6.BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) p.207 MX2 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) p.308 2. GUILLOD Valentin (SUI)p.216 3. JONASS Pauls (LET) p.213 4. FERRANDIS Dylan (FRA) p.205 5. TONKOV Aleksandr (RUS) p.189 6. TIXIER Jordi (FRA) p.189