Bad luck or luck matters little; the result is that in the weekend just ended Cairoli has reduced (and a lot) the gap from the brand mate passing from -62 to -12 points from the summit. On the sand of Ottobiano the Messina has won a double the same as last year, winning 50 points and taking advantage of the forced stop of Herlings absent for a fracture remedied during a workout. The Red Bull Factory Racing Team KTM rider dominated but also had to struggle both in Saturday's qualifying race, when he had to reassemble from the last to the seventh position due to a bad start and an accident during the first lap. in the second heat on Sunday, after an error at the second round when he was intesta. Nevertheless, nine races from the end, every setback is expensive and the Italian champion who has his teeth cut and squeezed his KTM450 SX-F up to victory in both heats and conquered the highest step knows very well. top of the podium at the end of the weekend. Then, full loot, and eighty-fifth career victory awaiting the next round in two weeks on the Indonesian track in Pangkal Pinang. "Overall it was a good weekend," said Antonio Cairoli, "yesterday the qualifying race was tough, because I started badly and crashed during the first lap, so I had to push hard to get back from last position. In the end I was a bit tired and I knew that today it would have been even harder with the high temperatures, the worst track conditions and the extra 10 minutes at each run. In race one I started well, I was able to push for three laps, taking a good lead, and then checking to the finish line. In race two instead I crashed in the second lap, while I was trying to take off and had to reassemble from fifth position, turning strong and overcoming the opponents quickly to bring home 50 valuable points for the championship. Now let's think about the next two Grands Prix in Indonesia, where it will be very hot again and where we want, as always, to be on the podium again. I must say that competing in Italy is always very beautiful and exciting, because the public is warm and I am proud of their support ".