Internazionali d’Italia Motocross

Double victory for Tim Gajser who wins in both the MX1 and Supercampione classes. Jago Geerts wins in MX2

Riola Sardo (Italy), 27th January 2020 – The first round of the ‘Internazionali d’Italia Motocross’, held on the ‘Le Dune’ track in Riola Sardo, officially kicked off the 2020 motocross season. The Sardinian circuit is formed from sandy soil and Pirelli riders used the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and the SCORPION™ MX Soft rear tyres to tackle the conditions. Pirelli dominated race day by sweeping the MX1 and MX2 podiums and filling the first two positions of the Supercampione final.

In MX1, Tim Gajser took command early on and maintained control until the chequered flag. Mitchell Evans filled an excellent second position and a noteworthy result on his debut with the 450. There was also a good performance by Jeremy Seewer who, despite some small errors, managed to get on the third step of the podium.

Pirelli dominated in MX2; a contest won by Jago Geerts. The Belgian confirmed his skills on the sand ahead of Yamaha teammate Ben Watson. Frenchman Maxime Renaux finished in third place.

Tim Gajser claimed the Supercampione final which mixed the top twenty MX1 and MX2 riders. The reigning MXGP world champion made another perfect start and rode undisturbed to the finish. Jeremy Seewer was still very fast and classified second. Fourth place belonged to Gautier Paulin who led a couple of MX2 riders fronted by Geerts and Watson.

Tim Gajser

Pirelli also achieving overall victory in the 125 class with Pietro Razzini and third place with Dane Rasmus Pedersen. The sandy circuit at Ottobiano will host the second round of the 2020 ‘Internazionali d’Italia Motocross’ next weekend.

Results (Pirelli riders in bold):

MX1
1. GAJSER Tim(SLO)
2. EVANS Mitchell (AUS)
3. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
4. DESALLE Clement (BEL)
5. JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU)

MX2
1. GEERTS Jago (BEL)
2. WATSON Ben (GBR)
3. RENAUX Maxime (FRA)
4. GUADAGNINI Mattia (ITA)
5. EDELBACHER Roland (AUT)

SUPERCAMPIONE
1. GAJSER Tim (SLO)
2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)
3.JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU)
4.PAULIN Gautier (FRA)
5. GEERTS Jago (BEL)

Championship overall:

MX1
1. GAJSER Tim(SLO) p.120
2. EVANS Mitchell (AUS) p. 100
3. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p. 80
4. DESALLE Clement (BEL) p. 65
5. JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) p. 60

MX2
1. GEERTS Jago (BEL) p. 120
2. WATSON Ben (GBR) p. 100
3. RENAUX Maxime (FRA) p. 80
4. GUADAGNINI Mattia (ITA) p. 65
5. EDELBACHER Roland (AUT) p. 65

SUPERCAMPIONE
1. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p. 120
2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p. 100
3.JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) p. 80
4.PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p. 65
5. GEERTS Jago (BEL) p. 60