august 07, 2017 - Pirelli

Pirelli take overall victories at the Grand Prix of Belgium in Lommel

Lommel (Belgium), 7 August 2017 – On the revised layout of Lommel, a true ‘temple’ of sand tracks, Pirelli tyres demonstrated their great performance by dominating both Grand Prix categories. All Pirelli riders chose the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front while opting for the SCORPION™ MX Soft rear.
 
A great victory was taken by Jeffrey Herlings in MXGP, confirming his status as one of the world's best sand riders. Very quick from the first practice session, when he was over two seconds faster than his rivals, the Dutchman won both races and grabbed second place in the championship. Antonio Cairoli was runner-up behind Herlings and was also the only rider to match Jeffrey’s speed. The Sicilian did not take any unnecessary risks and his lead in the championship table rose to 99 points. The third step of the podium belonged to Glenn Coldenhoff. Good results were also seen by Gautier Paulin in fifth and Max Nagl in sixth.
 
Jorge Prado celebrated his second MX2 win of the year. The Spaniard finished second in the first race and won the second. There was a brilliant second place acquired by red plate holder Pauls Jonass, who won race one and made a fantastic comeback in the second, which brought him from last position due to a fall on the first corner to cross the finish line in fifth. Third place was for strong Belgian rider Julien Lieber. To crown an awesome day for Pirelli in the MX2 class a fourth place was scored by Jeremy Seewer, who is still second in the championship and Thomas Kjer Olsen rounded out the top five.
 
Victory for Pirelli was also toasted in the sixth round of the EMX125 European Championship thanks to Mikkel Haarup. The Danish rider is second in the standings, eight points away from the top with only two races to go.
 
Next weekend round fifteen of nineteen will take place with the Grand Prix of Switzerland being hosted by the Frauenfeld circuit near Zurich.
 
Race results:

MXGP race 1
1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)
2. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)
3. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED)
4. VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL)
5. NAGL Maximilian (GER)

MXGP race 2
1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)
2. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)
3. ANSTIE Max (GBR)
4. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED)
5. DESALLE Clement (BEL)
 
MX2 race 1
1. JONASS Pauls (LAT)
2. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)
3. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
4.PATUREL Benoit (FRA)
5. LIEBER Julien (BEL)

MX2 race 2
1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)
2. LIEBER Julien (BEL)
3. OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)
4. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
5. JONASS Pauls (LAT)


GP Overall:

MXGP
1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)
2. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)
3. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED)
4.DESALLE Clement (BEL)
5. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)

MX2
1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)
2. JONASS Pauls (LAT)
3. LIEBER Julien (BEL)
4. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
5. OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)


Championship overall:

MXGP
1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.567
2. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) p.468
3. DESALLE Clement (BEL) p.462
4. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.446
5. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.376
6. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.365

MX2
1. JONASS Pauls (LAT) p.589
2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.539
3. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN) p.437
4. PATUREL Benoit (FRA) p.429
5. LIEBER JULIEN (BEL) p.412
6. COVINGTON Thomas (USA) p.351

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