News 18 Feb 2020

Pirelli Tire motocross rider support program open for 2020

Receive support from Pirelli Tire across an assortment of events.

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Pirelli Tire North America has announced the return of its Pirelli Nation motocross rider support program for the 2020 racing season.

Pirelli remains dedicated to grassroots support of the sport, continuing with its motto ‘we sell what we race, we race what we sell’.

All riders are able to purchase the same Scorpion MX tires found on the bikes of JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing, as well as world champions Tim Gajser, Jeffrey Herlings and Antonio Cairoli.

The rider support program will offer several benefits that include technical advice and service at select races, the ability to purchase Scorpion MX tires at preferred pricing and national marketing opportunities within the Pirelli brand. Residents of the United States and Canada are eligible for the program.

“Pirelli is excited to expand on its motocross rider support program for the 2020 season,” said Nick Walton, off-road race manager, Pirelli. “We will be increasing our trackside presence with a new transporter and service truck at motocross and supercross events throughout the country.

“Pirelli takes pride in giving riders access to the very same products found on the bikes of our factory race teams, including the opportunity to work alongside our motocross and supercross technical advisors at select events throughout North America.”

Pirelli is continuing its partnership with JGRMX in the Monster Energy Supercross Championship and Lucas Pro Motocross Championship, increasing its presence in the paddock this season with a new race transporter that is designated for riders using Pirelli products, consisting of a dedicated team to provide product and technical assistance.

On the amateur circuit, BarX Chaparral Fly Suzuki will bring back Dilan Schwartz and Preston Kilroy and have added Brazilian prodigy Marcello Leodorico. BarX will compete exclusively on Scorpion MX tires at events that include Supercross Futures, Freestone National, Mammoth Motocross, Ponca City Amateur National, Loretta Lynn Amateur National Championship, Florida Mini Olympics and more.

Pirelli-supported riders can source their Scorpion MX tires from any of Pirelli’s 11 racing vendors. BarX Motorsports will provide Pirelli trackside support at 2X Promotion events, including the Road to Mammoth Motocross, FMF California Classic and King of the West Motocross Series. Racers will have the ability to receive technical support and purchase tires through these partners.

The high-performance Scorpion MX line-up offers several different tread patterns including the MX Soft, MX32 Mid Soft and MX32 Mid Hard. View the complete range of Scorpion MX tires on the Pirelli website at Submit your application for the 2020 rider support program by following this link, to be submitted no later than 15 March.