Pirelli SCORPION™ MX32™ on top of MXGP in Czech Republic
Pirelli won MXGP with Romain Febvre and scored second position in MX2 with Pauls Jonass; Febvre and Herlings are still leading the Championships in MXGP and MX2 but the Dutchman is out for the rest of the season due to a hip injury
Loket’s mythical ‘Serpentine’, in the Czech Republic, hosted the thirteenth round of the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship. The circuit is located near the spa town of Karlovy Vary around 120km from Prague. The hard-pack and very slippery ground highlighted the excellent performance of the SCORPION™ MX32™ that permitted Pirelli’s elite to grab excellent results in both classes.
|Tixier in action|
In MXGP Romain Febvre, equipped by SCORPION™ MX32™ 120/90-19 rear and 80/100-21 front, won both races and now leads the championship by 88 points over second place. It was a great comeback after a knee injury for Clement Desalle who, with the same Pirelli tyres as Fevbre, managed to finish in an encouraging third place. Right behind him in fourth was Kevin Strijbos. After trying the new front tyre especially developed by Pirelli for this type of ground in warm-up, the Belgian decided to use it also for the motos. The capabilities of the tyre have been noticed by the riders and maybe it will be absorbed into the potent range of Pirelli SCORPION™ MX32™mid-hard options. Fifth place overall went to Jeremy Van Horebeek, the only Pirelli athlete to prefer the SCORPION™ MX32™ 90/100-21 front. Sadly Antonio Cairoli - after some races in substantial pain - has opted to miss two Grands Prix to fully heal from the elbow injury that he suffered in Maggiora last month.
Pirelli did not achieve overall victory in the MX2 class but Max Anstie, equipped again with the SCORPION™ MX32™, grabbed first place in race one and Pauls Jonass and Jordi Tixier finished the GP on the second and third steps of the podium. The young Latvian registered second position overall in a Grand Prix for the second time in a row and the 2014 Champion climbed back on the ‘box’ after some unlucky races. Jeffrey Herlings has retained the lead in the championship standings but due to a hip injury he suffered in Saturday’s Qualification Heat he will probably not be able to race again this season. Next weekend the paddock will tackle the fourteenth round of the season and they will find completely different conditions to the Loket’s hard pack. The race will be hosted on the fearsome and daunting sand circuit of Lommel, Belgium.
|Gajser in action|
Results: MXGP race 1 1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 2. BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) 3. DESALLE Clement (BEL) 4. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL) 5. STRIJBOS Kevin (BEL) MXGP race 2 1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 2. BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) 3. DESALLE Clement (BEL) 4. STRIJBOS Kevin (BEL) 5. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL) MX2 race 1 1. ANSTIE Max (GBR) 2. GUILLOD Valentin (SUI) 3. TIXIER Jordi (FRA) 4. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 5. PATUREL Benoit (FRA) MX2 race 2 1.GUILLOD Valentin (SUI) 2. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 3. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 4.PATUREL Benoit (FRA) 5. TIXIER Jordi (FRA)
|Febvre in action|
GP overall: MXGP 1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 2. BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) 3. DESALLE Clement (BEL) 4. STRIJBOS Kevin (BEL) 5. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL) MX2 1.GUILLOD Valentin (SUI) 2. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 3. TIXIER Jordi (FRA) 4.PATUREL Benoit (FRA) 5. PETROV Petar (BUL) Championship overall: MXGP 1. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.507 2.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p. 419 3. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.416 4. BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) p.389 5. NAGL Max (GER) p.360 6. DESALLE Clement p.331 MX2 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (OLA) p.423 2. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.399 3.GUILLOD Valentin (SUI) p.399 4. JONASS Pauls (LAT) p.389 5. TIXIER Jordi (FRA) p.370 6. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.369