Pirelli supported athletes showed impressive form at round 6 of the Motul MX Nationals at Nowra last weekend, with Matt Moss, Wade Kirkland and Nathan Crawford all racing to podium finishes with the assistance of Pirelli Scorpion MX Tyres.
With the sixth installment of the series taking place last Sunday, and with Nowra With the With the sixth instalment of the series taking place last Sunday, and with Nowra being a tight and technical, hard pack circuit, riders relied heavily on their tyres for results, and for Moss, Crawford, and Kirkland, Pirelli allowed each of the athletes to take important steps forward in their respective championships. The new Scorpion MX32 Pro rear tyre now available all around Australia was also vital for the top riders at Nowra.
For National Pump Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Moss, a win in the first race of the day in the MX1 class with 120/80-19 Scorpion MX32 PRO, gave him plenty of reason to celebrate. This win was also the debut MX1 national race win for this exciting new tyre developed in the USA.
Then in race two Moss raced to an impressive second place finish after leading the race for many laps, awarding him second overall on a countback. With Moss’s 1,2 results, the Kawasaki rider made up vital points in the overall championship standings, and now sits in fourth place overall. Moss’s teammate Kade Mosig also finished strongly in 4th overall for the day, while Wilson Cool Air Motul Suzuki rider Todd Waters finished 5th overall after some challenging mechanical issues affected his overall result.
Husqvarna Australia’s Crawford, who currently leads the MX2 championship, raced to a podium finish as well at round 6 of the MX Nationals, proving once again that Pirelli Tyres provide a point of difference. Nathan chose to run with the 110/90-19 MX32 Pro at this Nowra round. After qualifying in third position, Crawford took second place in moto one, and a top five in moto two, which awarded him with a consistent third overall for the round at Nowra, allowing him to maintain his championship lead with four rounds remaining.
Raceline Pirelli KTM’s Kirkland also broke through with top results at round six of the MX Nationals in Pirelli’s naming rights class the Pirelli MXD category. Kirkland, who has consistently finished on the podium throughout the last three rounds, took a career first round win at Nowra racing on 80/100-21 Scorpion MX32 front and 110/85-19 Scorpion MX32 rear. After taking third place in moto one, Kirkland raced to an impressive win in race two, claiming the round honours for the very first time since making the transition to senior level racing.
With the results from Moss, Crawford and Kirkland, Pirelli took positions on every podium at Nowra, for the fifth time throughout the MX Nationals series so far this year.