- Pirelli tyres dominate the Grand Prix of Czech Republic of the FIM Motocross World Championship
Pirelli tyres dominate the Grand Prix of Czech Republic of the FIM Motocross World Championship
After a four-week break, the Loket "Serpentine" greeted the riders for the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic, the thirteenth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship season. The Czech track is characterized by a hard-stony soil and very slippery, even due of some summer showers, and has become very difficult to manage. The obvious choice for Pirelli riders for the front tyres has been the excellent SCORPION™ MX32™ MID SOFT 80/100-21, either for the small 250 and either with more powerful 450.
Max Nagl grabbed the top spot in the MXGP class winning both races. The German did not make any mistakes in a very insidious track. Second place belonged to Tim Gajser who always finished behind Nagl and retained the Red Plate in the championship by bringing his lead to 109 points. Excellent performance for Romain Febvre that, returning after the injurie he got in England, has grabbed the third place while his teammate Jeremy Van Horebeek ended fifth level on points with fourth-placed. In MXGP the choice of the rear tyre was dictated by the need to have a better traction and Pirelli SCORPION™ MX32™ MID SOFT 120/90-19 proved to be the winning one. Antonio Cairoli was the only rider who has opted for the 110/90-19 size after his return aboard the small 350.
The same SCORPION™ MX32™ MID SOFT 110/90-19 rear was used also by all Pirelli riders in the MX2 class monopolizing the podium in this category too. With Jeffrey Herlings out for an injury, Dylan Ferrandis won both races while Jeremy Seewer and Max Anstie has finished the Grand Prix on the same points level but, thanks to the better placing in the last race, has been the Swiss rider to get the second position overall.
Excellent results for Pirelli even in the fifth round of the European EMX300 which was won by Mike Kras while Yentel Martens grabbed a good third place. The Dutchman is still leading the series with only one race at the end of the championship.
Next weekend the riders will be engaged in the fourteenth round of the season which will be hosted on the sandy track of Lommel in Belgium.