Pirelli wins the Grand Prix of Spain of the FIM Motocross World Championship in MXGP and MX2 classes

Tim Gajser dominates both heats of MXGP and stretches his lead in the Championship while Jeffrey Herlings wins again in MX2 and fronts the standings by 122 points

The ‘Cerro Negro’ circuit in Talavera de la Reina hosted the Grand Prix of Spain at the halfway mark of the 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship; the ninth round out of eighteen on the calendar. The Spanish track is characterized by hard-packed soil and a tight layout that makes it tricky for overtaking. Pirelli confirmed the quality of its tyres once more by celebrating victory in both principal categories and continuing their streak since the start of the season. Tim Gajser dominated the MXGP class for a fifth overall victory. The Slovenian was the fastest in practice and won the Saturday qualification heat. Gajser, equipped by SCORPION™ MX32™ 80/100-21 front, was the only rider to prefer SCORPION™ MX32™ 120/90-19 on the rear that allowed him to make the most of the power of his CRF450RW and comprehensively win both races on Sunday. Thanks to this result Gajser has consolidated his lead in the Championship. Second place belonged to Max Nagl who trusted the SCORPION™ MX32™ 110/90-19 rear and, like Antonio Cairoli, the brand new SCORPION™ MX32™ PRO 80/100-21 front which confirmed its excellent potential also in Talavera. Romain Febvre completed a heroic race in dealing with a nasty blow to the left arm sustained in qualifying and fought like a lion to finish the Grand Prix in sixth place. effrey Herlings took overall victory in MX2. The Dutch rider was able to count on the sterling performance of SCORPION™ MX32™ 110/90-19 rear and SCORPION™ MX32™ 80/100-21 front to claim both races and bring his advantage to 122 points over the first of his pursuers in the championship. Using the same tyres as the winner was Pauls Jonass who grabbed third position overall due to his second moto classification despite having scored the same points as the runner-up. A good fourth place was owned by Dylan Ferrandis who won the qualification heat and grabbed a strong second spot in race one but made some mistakes in the second moto and slipped out of podium contention. Shining results for Pirelli in the third round of EMX125 series which was won by KTM-DeCarli’s team rider Gianluca Facchetti, who took his first victory in the championship. In just one week the world championship will move to Saint Jean d'Angely, France, on the spectacular circuit that will host the tenth round of the season. Race results: MXGP Race 1 1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 2. NAGL Maximilian (GER) 3. DESALLE Clement (BEL) 4.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 5. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) MXGP race 2 1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 2. NAGL Maximilian (GER) 3. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 4. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 5. BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) MX2 race 1 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) 2. FERRANDIS Dylan (FRA) 3. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 4.PATUREL Benoit (FRA) 5.BOGERS Brian (NED) MX2 race 2 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) 2.PATUREL Benoit (FRA) 3. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 4. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) 5. FERRANDIS Dylan (FRA) GP Overall: MXGP 1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) 2. NAGL Maximilian (GER) 3.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 4.DESALLE Clement (BEL) 5. BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) MX2 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) 2.PATUREL Benoit (FRA) 3. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 4. FERRANDIS Dylan (FRA) 5. TONKOV Aleksandr (RUS) Championship overall: MXGP 1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.385 2. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.361 3. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.338 4. NAGL Maximilian (GER) p.317 5.BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS)p.295 6. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL) p.274 MX2 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) p.447 2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.325 3. JONASS Pauls (LAT) p.300 4.PATUREL Benoit (FRA) p.251 5. TONKOV Aleksandr (RUS) p.240 6. PETROV Petar (BUL) p.210