14
August
2017
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12:06
Europe/Amsterdam

Victory and podiums for Pirelli at the Gand Prix of Switzerland of the FIM Motocross World Championship

Switzerland saw a second consecutive victory for Jeffrey Herlings in MXGP while Jeremy Seewer and Pauls Jonass end up on the podium in MX2. Antonio Cairoli and Pauls Jonass are still leading MXGP and MX2 Championship standings

For the second year in a row the Frauenfeld circuit - located in the region of Thurgau and about 40km from Zurich - hosted the Grand Prix of Switzerland; the fifteenth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship. On the Swiss hard-pack that had been softened by rainfall in the days before the race, Pirelli SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and rear, was largely chosen as the best solution to tackle the latest episode of MXGP and the rough terrain. Jeffrey Herlings won the MXGP class for the second time and just seven days after succeeding in Lommel, Belgium. Sixth in the first outing, the Dutch rider took the lead in race 2 on the second lap and kept it to the flag. Gautier Paulin celebrated a great second place with the same points as Herlings and stood ahead of Antonio Cairoli, who is still firmly in possession of the red plate in the championship. Romain Febvre was fourth and Max Anstie rounded-out a Pirelli top five. Pirelli filled the top eight positions in the MXGPclass overall.



Jeffrey Herlings


Jeremy Seewer performed fantastically in MX2 to finish second overall. The Swiss rider - with great speed prompted by his home crowd - dominated qualification and the first race. Unfortunately, a fall on the first lap of the second moto forced Seewer into a tough flight of recovery that brought him from last to fifth place but denied the Suzuki man the joy of overall victory. Pauls Jonass finished third and holds first position in the championship with 49 points over Seewer. There was a good performance also by Thomas Covington in fourth and Jorge Pradoin fifth.
 
 

Jeremy Seewer

Still no break for the teams and riders. Next weekend will see the paddock facing the Grand Prix of Sweden at Uddevalla.
 
Race results (Pirelli riders in bold):
 
MXGP race 1
1. TONUS Arnaud (SUI)
2. ANSTIE Max (GBR)
3. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)
4. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)
5. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)
 
MXGP race 2
1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)
2. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)
3. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)
4. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)
5. GAJSER Tim (SLO)
 
MX2 race 1
1. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
2.PATUREL Benoit (FRA)
3. JONASS Pauls (LAT)
4. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)
5. LIEBER Julien (BEL)
 
MX2 race 2
1. PATUREL Benoit (FRA)
2. COVINGTON Thomas (USA)
3. JONASS Pauls (LAT)
4. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)
5. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
 
 
GP Overall:
 
MXGP
1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)
2. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)
3. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)
4. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)
5. ANSTIE Max (GBR)
 
MX2
1.PATUREL Benoit (FRA)
2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
3. JONASS Pauls (LAT)
4. COVINGTON Thomas (USA)
5. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)
 
 
Championship overall:
 
MXGP
1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.605
2. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) p.508
3. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.486
4.DESALLE Clement (BEL) p.483
5. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.406
6. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.401
 
MX2
1. JONASS Pauls (LAT) p.629
2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.580
3.PATUREL Benoit (FRA) p.476
4. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN) p.467
5. LIEBER JULIEN (BEL) p.428
6. COVINGTON Thomas (USA) p.387
Thomas Kjer Olsen Jeffrey Herlings on the podium Tim Gajser

Alessandro Lupino Antonio Cairoli Antonio Cairoli on the podium

Antonio Cairoli Jeremy Seewer Pirelli SCORPION MX

Evgeny Bobryshev Start Gautier Paulin