Friday, May 20, 2016

Pirelli Becomes Official Motorcycle Tire of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

Courtesy of Pirelli

ROME, Ga. (May 19, 2016) – Pirelli announced today that it has reached a multi-year agreement to become the official motorcycle tire of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, beginning May 21 in Sacramento, California, at the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic. The iconic Italian manufacturer boasts an incredible 64 Motocross Grand-Prix World Championships and the recent partnership confirms Pirelli’s commitment to off-road racing worldwide. Racers across the paddock will have the opportunity to line up with high-performance tires, such as the all-new SCORPION™ MX32™ PRO.

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“It’s an exciting day for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross to have reached a multi-year partnership with Pirelli,” said Davey Coombs, President of MX Sports Pro Racing. “The brand has reached a high level of success in many forms of racing across the world and having them as an integral part of the championship is only going to elevate our sport to the next level.”

Pirelli recently debuted its all-new motocross tire, the MX32™ PRO, adding to the already highly successful SCORPION™ MX™ lineup. The highly versatile tire is designed to perform across a variety of conditions and used for a wide-range of skillsets. As an official sponsor in the 2016 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Pirelli’s newest tire is no stranger to grabbing the holeshot or standing on the podium.

“On behalf of Pirelli, we’re pleased to announce that we will be the official motorcycle tire of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross,” said Chet Plewacki, Pirelli Marketing Director, Moto, NAFTA Region. “As a company Pirelli is driven to do whatever it takes to raise the bar in North America and the MX32™ and new MX32™ PRO show we are in this long-term.”
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Last summer’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship served as a critical role for Pirelli-supported teams such as Autotrader/Monster Energy/Yamaha and BTO Sports/WPS/KTM to develop the MX32™ PRO in race conditions. Off-road enthusiasts benefit from Pirelli’s “we race what we sell, we sell what we race” mindset as the public can purchase the exact tires used by the sports biggest stars like Justin Barcia, Weston Peick, Davi Millsaps, Justin Brayton, and Andrew Short.
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 2016 AMA Pro Motocross Schedule
Hangtown Motocross Classic – May 21
Glen Helen National – May 28
Thunder Valley National – June 4
High Point National – June 18
Tennessee National – June 25
Red Bud National – July 2
Southwick National – July 9
Spring Creek National – July 16
Washougal National – July 23
Unadilla National – August 13
Budds Creek National – August 20
Ironman National – August 27
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Founded in 1872, Pirelli is among the largest global tire makers, and focuses its business on the high end, premium product segment where it is a world leader. Present in over 160 countries, Pirelli has 22 manufacturing sites and employs approximately 38,000 people around the world. Successfully competing in motorsports since 1907, Pirelli is currently the exclusive supplier of the Formula 1 championship, the Superbike world championship, and many other championships around the world.
Pirelli Tire North America (PTNA) services NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) member countries through its Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) facility and research and development center at its Rome, Georgia headquarters, its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Silao, Mexico and its New York City, Montreal and Mexico City sales and marketing offices. The company manufactures, distributes and markets original equipment and replacement tires for export and domestic car/motorcycle applications (US, CA, MX) and Agro/Heavy Truck platforms (MX).
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