ROME, GA – February 18, 2020 – Pirelli Tire North America is pleased to announce the return of its #PirelliNation motocross rider support program for the 2020 racing season. With an impressive 72 Motocross World Titles, Pirelli dominates the racecourse on nearly every continent and country across the globe. Pirelli remains dedicated to grassroots support of the sport, continuing with its motto “we sell what we race, we race what we sell”, and all riders may purchase the same SCORPION™ MX tires found on the bikes of JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Joey Savatgy, and Alex Martin and World Champions like Tim GajserJeffrey Herlings, and Antonio Cairoli.

Pirelli's 2020 #PirelliNation Motocross Rider Support program is now accepting applications through March 15. | Photo - Browndogwilson

Pirelli’s 2020 #PirelliNation Motocross Rider Support program is now accepting applications through March 15. | Photo – Browndogwilson

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.

Benefits include:

  • Technical advice and service at select races
  • Preferred pricing on SCORPION™ MX tires
  • National marketing opportunities within the brand

“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.”

All riders may purchase the same SCORPION™ MX tires found on the bikes of Pirelli's factory racing teams. | Photo - Browndogwilson

All riders may purchase the same SCORPION™ MX tires found on the bikes of Pirelli’s factory racing teams. | Photo – Browndogwilson

Pirelli will continue its partnership with JGRMX in the Monster Energy Supercross Championship and Lucas Pro Motocross Championship, supporting the 450SX Rookie of the Year, Savatgy, in the premier class, as well as Swedish rider Freddie Noren and Broc TickleMartin returns in the 250 class and looks to build on his podium results achieved this past summer. Jimmy Decotis will also return to the team in the 250 Class, and like Martin, will compete at select 450SX rounds. Pirelli has increased 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.

“JGRMX is looking forward to continuing and building upon its partnership with Pirelli throughout the season,” said Jeremy Albrecht, team manager, JGRMX. “The brand provides a premium product with its SCORPION™ MX range and is known for producing championship-level results around the globe. It’s awesome to see that privateers, amateurs, and weekend warrior level riders can get their hands on the very same tires that our factory team riders have played a role in developing.”

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, Arizona Open and more.

An all-new race transporter will be at select events throughout the year, providing technical assistance. | Photo - Browndogwilson

An all-new race transporter will be at select events throughout the year, providing technical assistance. | Photo – Browndogwilson

Pirelli-supported riders can source their SCORPION™ MX tires from any of Pirelli’s 11 racing vendors that can be found listed below. 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 from the Pirelli SCORPION™ MX lineup through these partners.

The high-performance SCORPION™ MX lineup 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.

CLICK HERE to submit your application for the 2020 rider support program. All applications must be submitted no later than March 15, 2020.

2020 Pirelli Racing Vendor Contact Information

BarX Motorsports
Myron Short –
(877) 818-8295

PST Trackside Support
Chris Tarzopoulos
(856) 628-1017
657 S. Evergreen Ave., Woodbury Heights, NJ. 08097

R3 Motoworx
Jack Connor –
(931) 752-6686 or (931) 287-5374
1641 Les Franklin Rd., Jamestown, TN. 38556

Privateer Connection LLC
Chuck Shirley
(803) 984-4441
2847 Lesslie Highway, Rockhill, SC. 29730

Adventure Moto
Brian Storrie –
(212) 491-1922
419 Metro Park Dr., McKinney, TX. 75071

Litz Racing Inc.
Steve Litz –
(423) 323-0489 or (423) 963-1567
469 Centenary Rd., Blountville, TN. 37617

Lojaks Cycle Sales
Ed Lojak –
(724) 226-3727
9030 Rte 908, Tarentum, PA. 15084

Best Unlimited Motorcycle Parts
Clint Norton –
(706) 621-4200

PDR Performance
Clay Olson –
(763) 226-5767
2538 140th Ln NW, Andover, MN. 55304

Podium Marketing (AMA Supercross/Motocross)
Eric Lockwood –
(412) 760-3083
On-Site: Lonnie Taylor (910) 850-8090

Steve Simms Racing (Canada)
Steve Simms –
(519) 717-4800


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. Pirelli is now concentrating on High Value tire markets, delivering innovative tires and developing Specialties and Super Specialties for its comprehensive product portfolio. Pirelli has a long link with motorsport and it sustains its technological excellence by bringing innovations developed within the motorsport arena into its consumer products. The company currently supports over 460 car and motorcycle sport events and has been the exclusive tire supplier to the Formula One™ World Championship since 2011. Such a strong presence in motorsport enables Pirelli to transfer a series of avant-garde solutions to its day-to-day operations providing the final consumer with the maximum levels of performance and safety.

Pirelli Tire North America (PTNA) services NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) member countries through its Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) facility and research and development center at its Rome, Georgia headquarters, its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Silao, Mexico and its New York City, Montreal and Mexico City sales and marketing offices. The company manufactures, distributes and markets original equipment and replacement tires for export and domestic car/motorcycle applications (US, CA, MX) and Agro/Heavy Truck platforms (MX).

For Additional Information Please Contact:

Scott Roegner
Pirelli Moto Communications and Media Relations
NAFTA Region
Tel: 949-365-5750

Samuela Bracco
Marketing Director, Moto BU
NAFTA Region
Tel: 706-802-2159