The historic Uddevalla circuit hosted the Grand Prix of Sweden for the sixteenth round of eighteen in the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship . The Scandinavian track was softer and rougher than expected after rain had fallen in the days leading up to the event but still hardened during the weekend. Pirelli -equipped riders were able to count on the excellent performance of the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and rear. Tyres that, combined with a medium hard mousse, have allowed the Italian company to rule the podium of the MX2 class and to reach significant positions in MXGP.
After grabbing the MXGP world title last week at Imola , Tim Gajser did not relax in Uddevalla where he finished in second place and won the second moto. Jeremy Seewer performed well in Sweden, finishing fourth and equal on points with Jeremy Van Horebeek in fifth. Jeffrey Herlings returned to racing after recovering from injury and promptly won the Qualification Heat on Saturday. He was forced to retire in the first moto but finished fourth in the second. Bad luck for Romain Febvre who due to a crash in race 2 lost the chance of overall victory.
With two races to go until the end of the season, Jorge Prado confirmed the FIM MX2 world championship. The Spaniard had arrived in Uddevalla with a large advantage in the standings and victory in the first race was enough to finally close the title fight. He was third overall. There was a fantastic performance by teammate Tom Vialle who, for the first time in his career, owned a grand prix. He classified ahead of Calvin Vlaanderen who was the winner of the final race. Adam Sterry ’s fourth place rounded off Pirelli’s control of the category.
Pirelli also won the last round of the EMX250 European Championship with Stephen Rubini and thanks to his third place overall Roan Van De Moosdijk was crowned European Champion ahead of the Frenchman in the final standings.
Due to his result in the second moto Simon Laengelfelder had to settle for second overall in the last round of the EMX125 contest. Thanks to a decent season finale, the German finished third in the series.
In two weeks time Afyon will stage the Grand Prix of Turkey for the second time and for what will be the penultimate round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship.
Source - Press.Pirelli.com