KTM-Sportmotorcycle Scandinavia AB


Pressmeddelande   •   Aug 26, 2013 15:40 CEST

Red Bull KTM Factory rider Tony Cairoli of Italy on Sunday underlined why he is one of the finest Motocross riders in the world when he took his fifth consecutive MX1 World title, the fourth on the KTM 350 SX-F, and his seventh career World title at the MXGP Festival at Matterley Basin in the UK

Tony Cairoli already sealed the championship in the opening moto. He took the holeshot with his KTM 350 SX-F on the Matterley Basin circuit, a track that he names as one of his favorites, and shared the lead with his biggest rival Clement Desalle. But the Italian champion rode his usual tactical race, carefully analyzing where would be the best place to make the pass on the Belgian.

He closed him down and took the lead in the tenth lap then hit the gas and went on to score a comfortable win. Cairoli pumped the air as he went through the finish line to acknowledge he had won the title and was greeted by wild celebrations from the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team in the finish area.

Cairoli said it had definitely been his goal to try to win the GP and he said Saturday and the first race was perfect. "But then I had the feeling something happened with the bike in the second race. I crashed once then the problem got worse and I finally had to give up. Now I will have a surprise for the fans at Lierop and we will have a big party afterwards in Lommel," he said. Cairoli lives for much of his year in Belgium.

Pit Beirer (Head of KTM Motorsport): “The consistency that Tony is showing every year, at every victory and every championship is just impressive. We all know how much hard work is behind it, but the greatest performance is his ability to motivate himself time after time on that high level and inspire the whole team. Tony is not only an exceptional talent – in all respects he is an enrichment and model for KTM!”

Cairoli’s 2013 journey to his seventh career World title:

Finished 2 in GP of Qatar

Finished 1 in GP of Thailand

Finished 1 in GP of Netherlands

Finished 1 in GP of Italy

Finished 2 in GP of Bulgaria

Finished 2 in GP of Portugal

Finished 1 in GP of Brazil

Finished 1 in GP of France

Finished 3 in GP of Italy Maggiora

Finished 1 in GP of Sweden (60th career GP victory)

Finished 1 in GP of Latvia

Finished 1 in GP of Finland

Finished 1 in GP of Germany

Finished 5 in GP of Czech Republic

Finished 2 in GP of Belgium

Finished 7 in GP of Britain

Results MX1 Matterley Basin

1. Clement Desalle (B), Suzuki (2-1)

2. Kevin Strijbos (B), Suzuki (3-3)

3. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS), Honda (4-4)

4. Ken De Dycker (B), KTM, (5-6)

5. Tommy Searle (UK), Kawasaki (6-7)

Other KTM

7. Tony Cairoli (I), KTM (1-18)

Standings MX1 after 16 of 17 rounds

1. Cairoli, 718 points (MX1 World Champion 2013)

2. Desalle, 647

3. De Dycker, 573

4. Gautier Paulin (F), Kawasaki, 513

5. Strijbos, 509



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