Cairoli dominates in Finland!

July 15, 2013

Another win for AXO in Finland, as Tony Cairoli picked up an impressive 1-1 in MX1 to clinch his third win a row. The sixth time World Champion showed little sign of being troubled by his niggling knee injury as he raced his way to a 1-1 and 50 more championship points.

Cairoli is not only a great rider but also a great tactician and in the first moto he again rode a careful race and chose his overtaking maneuvers with attention to the fine details. He managed to work his way carefully to the front to finish 6.7 seconds ahead of Clement Desalle while his Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammate de Dycker was third. In the second moto, Cairoli followed Kevin Strijbos into the first corner and immediately took over the lead. He then settled in to control the race for the remaining laps. De Dycker was down at around nine in the opening phase but moved up to sixth at the finish for his overall fourth.

Davide Guarneri made the most of his injured ankle to grab a final sixteenth spot at the end of two hard fought races.

Antonio Cairoli: “I’m pleased to pick up the double moto because I have been doing very little training on my injured knee. Now it’s much better and that’s good for my confidence and motivation. I can push a bit more and you can survive on a tough track like this. It was a nice weekend for me with two good motos and the top spot on the podium, even if my starts were not so good and I had some problems with the lapped riders who sometimes don’t respect the blue flag!”.

Ken de Dycker: “Twice I didn’t make a very good start and here it is hard to pass and that costs a lot of energy. But I’ve had three podiums in the last races and today, with  fourth overall, I was close. My riding was okay and I still have the speed so I just have to be ready for the next race!”.

Photo by: Archer R./Taglioni

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