Pirelli is celebrating reaching 81 titles in the FIM Motocross World Championship after the penultimate round of the 2023 World Championship (Maggiora Park, Italy). Two new world titles were secured one round early by Jorge Prado Garcia (Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing) in MXGP and Andrea Adamo (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) in MX2. Both riders have used Pirelli’s Scorpion MX32 tyre range throughout the season to dominate.
Romain Febvre claimed his second consecutive victory in MXGP, winning the inaugural FIM Motocross World Championship round in Lombok, Indonesia. It was the second time in two weeks that the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team rider visited the top of the podium. Febvre used Geomax MX34 front and MX14 rear tyres to manoeuvre through the mix of sand and dirt terrain in the high heat and humidity.
After a successful debut in MXGP last year that included in a victory in Lommel for Kawasaki factory rider Romain Febvre as well as the holeshot in three out of five sand races, Dunlop’s new Geomax MX14 motocross tyre is now available for all riders. Developed in collaboration with top riders in the FIM Motocross World Championship, this successor to the Geomax MX12 is tailored to the softest sand and mud surfaces in motocross.
On Sunday 20 February, FIM Motocross World Championship (MXGP) will begin its 2022 campaign at the MXGP of Great Britain in Matterley Basin. From there, the championship will host more than a dozen rounds across Europe and return to a global schedule with races in Argentina and Indonesia for the first time since 2019. Dunlop will once again fight for MXGP victories, supporting top teams and independents alike.
154 days since the last race at Valkenswaard, Netherlands, Glenn Coldenhoff restarted the FIM Motocross World Championship season off in winning form, taking victory with Dunlop tyres at Kegums, Latvia. The Dutch rider gave the new Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team its maiden win on Sunday afternoon after a tense late-race battle in the second of two rounds in the MXGP of Latvia. Earlier in the day, Coldenhoff narrowly missed out on the Race 1 win by 1.9 seconds. Eddy Seel, MXGP event leader, Dunlop: “It was great to see MXGP return to action after a five-month break, and even better that Coldenhoff and GasGas took a memorable victory with Dunlop Geomax tyres. With four more races on the same track over the next week, our partner teams can fight for even more wins soon.”
The promoter of the FIM MXGP World Championship has extended its partnership with Dunlop. Infront Moto Racing has signed the tyre brand up to a new three-year partnership agreement to be an official tyre supplier of the series.
One of the technologies Dunlop race-tested during its engagement in FIM World Motocross Grand Prix Championship (MXGP) last year was an improved tread pattern with tie-bars between shoulder blocks. When coupled with a new block arrangement, this configuration provided higher resistance against cracking when ridden on firm intermediate terrain. Dunlop also found this resistance was further helped by an all-new compound with higher shear resistance. It has now incorporated these developments into a new multi-terrain MX tyre, the Dunlop Geomax MX33.
At the start of the 2012 FIM World Motocross Grand Prix (MXGP) Championship, Dunlop began working with Kawasaki Racing Team, developing its Geomax range of tyres around the needs of the team’s top-level riders. Now, 11 MXGP wins later, the relationship continues with the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team’s signing of an extended Technical Partnership with Dunlop for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 MXGP seasons.