16 Agosto 2017

MXGP Switzerland: Cairoli to podium!

Motocross | Championship | KTM | Cairoli | MXGP | Tony Cairoli

After the "hell of sand" on the Lommel track, the motocross queen class landed on the Swiss Alps to face the muddy channels of the Frauenfeld circuit. Although Cairoli did not win, he still has the new podium in the home (the fifth in a row on the Swiss track and the eleventh in the season), which guarantees him to keep the advantage of nearly one hundred points on his direct tracker Herlings. To demonstrate that the Rally of the KTM Red Bull Factory Racing team likes this track in timed trials, it has managed to win a good position that has led it to qualify for the seventh season pole. Nevertheless, the heavy rainy rainfall changed the conditions of the mail between Saturday and Sunday when deep channels and insidious buckets were formed. In race one, despite the good start, during the first lap Cairoli lost some positions slipping up to fifth place. Having set his own pace, he managed to trace back with his KTM 450 SX-F to third place at just one second of the winner, scoring the lap record at the last step and finishing the run on the lowest podium step. Race two, despite the hole-shot being more complex because of the deep canals and holes on the muddy track that prevented Cairoli from finding the right lines and to be able to push the most from the start. Prudent driving did not save him from some mistake to the point that he finished the run in fourth position and closing the Absolute Third Grand Prize. "Obviously I'm happy with this result," said Cairoli, "because it is very positive for the championship but I am not happy with the race because, like all other riders, I wanted to win it. In race two I drove too cautiously and when you make it at the start of the race on such a track, it's easy to make mistakes. I did some and I lost a lot of time, so I was unable to pass the two riders in front of me, otherwise Grand Prix victory would have been possible. I should have only been more aggressive at the start but I slipped a couple of times and came along on the panettone, landing on the plate, fortunately without falling. In general, I'm not happy with my two races but I'm happy for the race because it's always nice to get on the podium. We are approaching the end of the season and we are getting closer to the title, which at the moment is our only goal. Now I can not wait to see the next race in Sweden. Where I hope to get on the podium again. "

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