The new SCORPION™ MX410™ is the outstanding Pirelli tyre at GP of Europe of the the FIM Motocross World Championship

Max Nagl

MXGP stopped in Valkenswaard and the Dutch Brabant region of Holland for round five of eighteen in the FIM Motocross World Championship and the Grand Prix of Europe. The sunshine and spring weather of a week ago in Arco di Trento (Italy) were but a memory in the nice Dutch city that for most of the weekend remained covered by dark clouds and chilled by temperatures below fifteen degrees. The ‘Eurocircuit’ of Valkenswaard has a long Grand Prix tradition and has a soft sandy surface that digs deep during the races and is physically demanding for the riders. In the MXGP class Pirelli riders - thanks to the excellent performance of SCORPION MX™ 32™ in sizes 80/100-21 for the front tyre and of the new SCORPION MX™ 410™ in sizes 120/80-19 for the rear - finished second and third in the Grand Prix. The latest addition to the Pirelli range was the ideal tyre for the hard and compact sand of the Dutch track and was the favourite for the 450 riders for stability and also power transfer and traction to the ground. Max Nagl continued his great form by finishing in second place and taking the lead in the championship. The German rider claimed two second positions in the motos and now has four podiums and three victories so far this term. Third place overall went to Clement Desalle who had to pass the red plate to Nagl but follows the leader with a deficit of only five points. It was a difficult day for Antonio Cairoli, the only rider to opt for the SCORPION MX™ 410™ 110/90-19 at the rear, who was forced to retire in the first heat due a bad fall.

Jeffrey HerlingsClement Desalle

In the MX2 class the SCORPION MX™ 32™ 80/100-21 front and SCORPION MX™ 410™ 110/90-19 at the rear allowed Pirelli riders to grab the first three steps of the podium. Dutchman Jeffrey Herlings was peerless in both races and won by a healthy distance. Behind him was a great battle for the other podium spots. 2014 MX2 World Champion Jordi Tixier eventually claimed the ranking as runner-up and a consistent Aleksandr Tonkov was third overall. Seventh place went to Dylan Ferrandis, who was docked ten positions after an incident with Pauls Jonass. He keeps the second position in the championship. Great result in the second round of the EMX250 European series for Team JTech’s rider Nick Kouwemberg who grabbed second place overall and took the same position in the nine-round EMX250 competition. After a two week break the championship will resume at Talavera de la Reina in Spain on 9th-10th May. Results: MXGP race 1 1. PAULIN Gautier HONDA (FRA) 2. NAGL Max HUSQVARNA(GER) 3. BOBRYSHEV Evgeny HONDA (RUS) 4. DESALLE Clement SUZUKI (BEL) 5.SIMPSON Shaun KTM (GBR) MXGP race 2 1. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 2. NAGL Max (GER) 3. DESALLE Clement (BEL) 4.BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) 5. FEBVRE Romain YAMAHA (FRA) MX2 race 1 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey KTM (NED) 2. ANSTIE Max KAWASAKI (GBR) 3. TIXIER Jordie KAWASAKI (FRA) 4. FERRANDIS  Dylan KAWASAKI (FRA) 5. TONKOV Aleksandr HUSQVARNA (RUS) MX2 race 2 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) 2. TONKOV Aleksandr (RUS) 3. TIXIER Jordi (FRA) 4. GUILLOD Valentin YAMAHA (SUI) 5. BOGERS Brian KTM (NED) GP overall: MXGP 1. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) 2. NAGL Max (GER) 3. DESALLE Clement (BEL) 4.BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) 5. SIMPSON Shaun (GBR) MX2 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) 2. TIXIER Jordi (FRA) 3. TONKOV Aleksandr (RUS) 4.BOGERS Brian (NED) 5. GUILLOD Valentin (SUI) Championship overall: MXGP 1. NAGL Max (GER) p.214 2. DESALLE Clement (BEL) p.209 3. CAIROLI  Antonio (ITA) p.184 4. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.178 5. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.156 6.BOBRYSHEV Evgeny (RUS) p.138 MX2 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) p.222 2. FERRANDIS  Dylan (FRA) p.185 3. JONASS Pauls (LET) p.148 4. GAJSER Tim(SLO) p.137 5. TONKOV Aleksandr (RUS) p.133 6. GUILLOD Valentin (SUI) p.129