Pirelli to Serve as Tire Sponsor of the 2022 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
The 41st Annual Amateur National Championship Will Commence August 1-6
ATLANTA, GA – July 27, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Pirelli Tire North America will make its return to the highly prestigious AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, which is set to commence August 1-6. Pirelli will serve as a tire sponsor for the 41st annual event held at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and be on-site to provide technical assistance and advice to all racers competing on SCORPION MX tires.
Pirelli remains dedicated to providing amateur racers access to the very same tires used by the brand’s professional racers and factory race teams, including 9-time World Champion and recent Pro Motocross Championshipcompetitor Antonio Cairoli as well as World Champions such as Tim Gajser and Jeffrey Herlings. Continuing with the approach of “we sell what we race, we race what we sell” ensures the development of the SCORPION MX range and that the consumer is receiving the latest technology available for motocross-specific tracks.
“The grassroots part of the sport remains incredibly important to Pirelli and that is why we’ve continued to up our support for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship in 2022,” said Nick Walton, off-road race manager, Pirelli. “Each year the up-and-comers continue to take their riding to the next level and we are excited to roll out the semi-truck and provide them with the support needed to succeed. As a brand, everything Pirelli does is geared towards putting the best products possible into the consumer’s hands.”
Carter Schutte took his Pirelli tires and PW to an AMA Championship in 2021. | Photo: Align Media
Loretta Lynn’s brings decades of history within the sport and has played an instrumental role in helping shape some of the sport’s brightest stars. Pirelli’s 18-wheeler race transporter will be set up on vendor row, servicing racers and families who have sacrificed so much throughout the year for the opportunity to compete. Pirelli will support a wide variety of racers for 2022, including race teams such as Club MX Yamaha and BarX Suzuki as well as rising minibike stars and returning professional racers such as Jimmy Albertson.
Loretta Lynn’s Ranch is a week to remember for families who have sacrificed so much for the chance to compete. | Photo: Align Media
The SCORPION MX lineup ranges from 10-inch to 21-inch sizing and offers race-winning performance for 50cc – 450cc riders. Pirelli’s motocross range consists of three primary tread patterns – the SCORPION MX Soft, SCORPION MX32 Mid Soft, and SCORPION MX32 Mid Hard. Pirelli racers will use the SCORPION MX32 Mid Soft front and rear tires as a starting point when the gates drop in Tennessee. The SCORPION MX Soft rear will be an option for riders who are looking to get that extra traction during an early morning moto or if rain is in the forecast due to the softer and deeper soil.
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Pirelli was founded in Milan in 1872 and today stands as a global brand known for its cutting edge technology, high-end production excellence and passion for innovation that draws heavily on its Italian roots. With around 30,000 employees, Pirelli is a major player in the tire industry and the only global player focused solely on the consumer tire market, which includes tires for cars, motorcycles and bicycles. In particular, Pirelli is a global leader in the production of racing and high performance motorcycle tires both for on and off road applications. Pirelli has a long link with motorsport and the multitude of successes include a record of seventy-two world titles gained in the FIM Motocross World Championship thanks to the performance of its mx product range. In road-racing, since 2004 Pirelli has made the FIM Superbike World Championship for production-based motorcycles the ideal proving ground to develop not only the products used in competition, but also tires used daily by motorcyclists all over the world. Inspired by the philosophy now become a motto “We sell what we race, we race what we sell”, Pirelli has managed to bring to fruition all the experience acquired in this championship, applying some of the patents and materials developed for racing activity to the product portfolio dedicated to road use.
Source: Pirelli Tire S.p.A