AXO KING OF SAND!

August 4, 2014

Unbelievable, thrilling, amazing! These are just a few words to describe the fantastic double podium sealed by AXO in the GP of Belgium, held on the tricky track of Lommel this past week end.

On one of the most difficult tracks of the motocross campaign, the AXO guys have displayed the best performance of the season , with the riders of the Red Bull KTM Factory Team both on the podium: Tony Cairoli first and Ken De Dycker right behind him in second.

 
Cairoli has had no competitors on the sand of Lommel, confirming his skills of sand master: he sealed the GP win with great authority, conquering the 72th GP win of his career so far. But the real surprise came form his Teammate Ken De Dycker, who has been struggling all season due to an injury at his wrist which hadn’t healed properly. Keeno has grabbed the runner up spot overall courtesy of his fourth spot in Race 1 and the second in Race 2.

Let’s give the word to our champions:

Tony Cairoli: “It’s been a tricky GP because of the rain in Race 2, which made it all even more difficult. I’m so happy with this win and also with Ken stepping on the podium with me. I really hope he has put this hard period behind. Funny that my 72nd GP win has come in Belgium, the home country of the great Stefan Everts”.

Ken De Dycker: “I have been struggling a lot with hard-packed tracks this season, because my injured wrist was a lot painful on that kind of tracks. Here on the sand I didn’t have the same problem, so I could ride my own pace. It was great to come back to the podium and show that all the work made with the Team in this unlucky season has not been thrown away. Now I’m going to undergo an operation at my wrist as soon as possible, for this reason I will miss the last two GPs of the season. I want to be ready for the 2015 campaign!”.

A good performance came from MX2, where Josè Butron sealed fifth in Race 2. Unfortunately he was forced to the pits in race  due to a problem at his rear brake, which meant he had to give up the hope of a top five overall finish.

Last round for the 125cc European Championship, where Joakin Furbetta didn’t have the best of luck. The young Italian gun crashed in Race 1 as he was circulating in 8th and missed Race 2 because of a lot of pain in his back. Joakin ended the season in 6th in the final chart.