Pirelli and Team JGRMX Podium Amidst Slick Conditions at Lucas Oil Stadium

19 03 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – March 19, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -  59,872 fans filled the stands at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana for round 11 of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship series. Rallying from a one-two win in Daytona, team JGRMX/ Toyota/ Yamaha’s Davi Millsaps finished with his second podium of the season on Scorpion SX front tires and Scorpion MX MS rear tires.

Millsaps, who earned his first podium of the season last Saturday at Daytona, qualified for the main event without incident. “It’s amazing – I can’t thank my team enough,” he exclaimed to the SPEED live broadcast audience. “Toyota, Yamaha, JGR, my trainer, everyone who has been behind me, my mechanic Ben, all my sponsors, FMF, Feld, O’Neal, SIDI, I just can’t thank them enough, you know, pushing me and pushing me getting me up here (on the podium). It was really slick in a lot of sections, pretty much everywhere it was really slick, Pirelli has been working really hard for us and we had the tires really down tonight. I’m just pumped to be up here.”

Teammate James ‘Bubba’ Stewart unfortunately suffered a hard fall early in the heat race and was subsequently struck by two competitors. After a preliminary check-up by the medical professionals at the Asterisks Mobile Medical Unit, Stewart wasdeclared unsuitable to continue racing. His condition will continue to be evaluated this week for next weekend’s race in Toronto, ON.

This podium bumps Millsaps up to fourth place overall, just behind Stewart who is currently in third.

Round 12 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will be held March 24 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON. The event will air live on SPEED at 7:30 p.m. (EST).FUEL TV will broadcast the re-cap from Toronto at 8:00 p.m. (EST) on March 25

POS. # Name Bike Overall POS Points
1 1 Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki KX450F 1 246
2 10 Justin Brayton Honda CRF450 6 143
3 18 David Millsaps Yamaha YZ450F 4 151
4 24 Brett Metcalfe Suzuki RM-Z450 7 142
5 34 Cole Seely Honda CRF450 20 37
6 800 Mike Alessi Suzuki RM-Z450 10 128
7 38 Marvin Musquin KTM 350 SX-F 17 44
8 25 Broc Tickle Kawasaki KX450F 11 95
9 54 Weston Peick Kawasaki KX450F 19 39
10 50 Nico Izzi Yamaha YZ450F 27 14
11 33 Joshua Grant Kawasaki KX450F 25 16
12 82 Justin Sipes Kawasaki KX450F 22 27
13 81 Robert Kiniry Yamaha YZ450F 18 40
14 87 Matthew Goerke Suzuki RM-Z450 16 45
15 801 Jeff Alessi Suzuki RMZ450 30 13
16 36 Kyle Regal Honda CRF-450 29 13
17 124 Ryan Clark Kawasaki KX450F 34 7
18 14 Kevin Windham Honda CRF450R 5 146
19 617 Gavin Faith Honda CRF 450 24 17
20 11 Kyle Chisholm Kawasaki KX450F 12 92

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Pirelli Communications and Media Relations – NAFTA Region
212. 497. 8825          ptna.pr@pirelli.com

Kevin Allen – Moto PR Manager
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Pirelli and James “Bubba” Stewart of JGRMX Win First Supercross Class Main Event Together at Oakland Coliseum

30 01 2012

Victory Dedicated To The Memory of Mark “Tex” Adams

OAKLAND, CA – January 30, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – 46,017 fans packed the Oakland Alameda Coliseum Saturday to witness James “Bubba” Stewart win his first main event of 2012 in the fourth round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship series. After his fourth consecutive heat win this season earlier in the evening, Stewart began the main event in fourth place and took the lead just before the halfway mark on lap nine. He would lead the remaining 11 laps to claim Yamaha/ Toyota/ JGRMX’s first Supercross Class Main Event victory of the season. The victory is also Pirelli’s first win ever in Supercross history where Stewart rode on Scorpion SX front tires and Scorpion MX Extra X rear tires.

Stewart’s victory puts him into fourth place in the overall standings where he is just 12 points behind Chad Reed and Ryan Dungey who are tied with 85 points. Teammate Davi Millsaps finished seventh in the main event and is tenth overall with 42 points.

“We cannot be prouder as we watch this historical moment unfold for our brand”, stated Uberto Thun, Pirelli’s World Wide Moto Business Director. “I’ve been following closely as we have pulled out all the stops in support of JGRMX and their riders, Stewart and Millsaps. I look forward to this being the beginning of a long and fruitfulpartnership; we are just getting started.”

This was an emotional win for Stewart and JGRMX as they mourned the recent loss of friend and team mechanic Mark “Tex” Adams. “I got two good starts tonight, and just took my time,” commented Stewart, who dedicated the win to Tex. “This victory is for the race team and everyone sticking with us. Tex, we love you and you will never be forgotten.”

“I would like to extend condolences on behalf of Pirelli to the family of Mark Adams and JGRMX,” reflected Antonella Lauriola, Vice President of Pirelli’s NAFTA Region Moto Business Unit. “Pirelli is proud of Bubba and JGRMX in this bittersweet moment; we are behind them 110% and will do everything we can to support them at this difficult time.”

Round five of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will be held Feb. 4 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. The event will air on CBS at noon (EST) on Feb. 5.

Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles inboth the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycles and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli’s Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets.  For more information please visit www.us.pirelli.com.

For further information please contact:
Pirelli Communications and Media Relations – NAFTA Region
212. 497. 8825 ptna.pr@pirelli.com

Kevin Allen – Moto PR Manager
917. 232. 8851 kevin.allen@pirelli.com

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