Double Victory for Pirelli at the Grand Prix of Trentino at Pietramurata for the Fourth Round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship

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Double Victory for Pirelli at the Grand Prix of Trentino at Pietramurata for the Fourth Round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship

 Herlings Wins in MXGP and Takes Possession of the Red Plate. Prado Grabs the MX2 Overall, While Jonass Finishes Fifth and Maintain Championship Lead

 PIETRAMURATA, Italy  (April 9, 2018) – The ‘Al Ciclamino’ circuit in Pietramurata hosted the fourth round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship, the Grand Prix of Trentino. On the hard and slippery soil, Pirelli riders were able to count on the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and rear; the Italian tires dominated Saturday’s qualification and all the races on Sunday.   In the fantastic natural setting of the Trentino mountains, a large electrifying crowd came to watch the latest challenge between Antonio Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings in the MXGP class. On this occasion the Dutchman Herlings was the fastest and won both races and moved to first place in the championship. Cairoli finished third overall despite a small technical problem that slowed him down in the opening laps of Race 1. There were good results also for Romain Febvre in fourth and Glenn Coldenhoff in fifth.

Jorge Prado won the MX2 overall breaking Pauls Jonass‘s win streak who had dominated the first three grand prix of the season. The Spaniard won the first heat and finished runner-up behind Thomas Covington in Race 2. It was an excellent performance by the American who finished second overall. Jonass, despite not having the best starts, finished in fifth place and continues to lead the championship by 28 points over Prado.

In just seven days time the riders will contest the “Grand Prix of Portugal” at the circuit of Agueda for the fifth round of the season.

Race results (Pirelli riders in bold):  

MXGP race 1

1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)

2. DESALLE Clement (BEL)

3. FEBVRE Romain (FRA)

4. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

5. GAJSER Tim (SLO)  

MXGP race 1

1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)

2. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

3. DESALLE Clement (BEL)

4. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED)

5. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)  

MX2 race 1

1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)

2. JACOBI Henri (GER)

3. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN)

4. JONASS Pauls (LAT)

5. COVINGTON Thomas (USA)  

MX2 race 2

1. COVINGTON Thomas (USA)

2. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)

3. BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod (RUS)

4. MEWSE Conrad (GBR)

5. VLAANDEREN Calvin (RSA)  

GP Overall:  

MXGP

1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)

2.DESALLE Clement (BEL)

3. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

4. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED)

5. PAULIN Gautier (FRA)  

MX2

1. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA)

2. COVINGTON Thomas (USA)

3. JACOBI Henri (GER)

4. BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod (RUS)

5. JONASS Pauls (LAT)  

Championship overall:  

MXGP

1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) p.191

2. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.181

3. DESALLE Clement (BEL) p.145

4. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.135

5. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.129

6. COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) p.111  

MX2

1. JONASS Pauls (LAT) p.180

2. PRADO GARCIA Jorge (SPA) p. 152

3. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN) p.145

4.WATSON Ben (GBR) p.105

5. MEWSE Conrad (GBR) p.100

6. LAWRENCE HUNTER (AUS) p.99

 

 

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