March 10, 2014

Tony Cairoli has given AXO a fantastic double win in Thailand, scenery of the second round of the Motocross World Championship: winning with great authority both motos, the 7 times World Champion has also taken back the red plate.

An enthusiastic crowd of 22.00 spectators has cheered the Italian, who succeeded in taking the overall win in the Thai Grand Prix for the second time in two years. Notwithstanding his less than perfect physical conditions, (Tony is still struggling with his sore ankle) and the demanding conditions due to high temperatures and humidity, Cairoli has won the first moto with 15 seconds on runner up Desalle and 31 on third placed Van Horebeek. In Race 2 the Sicilian gave it all once he understood he could win the GP and, coming back from third, he took the chequered flag with 31 seconds on Desalle, clinching his first GP of the season and the 64th in his career so far.

Antonio Cairoli: “I’m really happy with this win, because conditions were really tough and I’m pretty far from the top of the form. I saw the chance to win and gave it all and, also, I took back the red plate, which is great. I like the Thai track, it’s technical and the bike also was perfect: the Team has done a great job to adapt it to the extreme temperatures. My leg is almost OK, so I think when I come back to Italy I could restart my training program”.

Difficult week end for AXO MX2 flagship rider Josè Butron, who crashed in the qualifying moto and was consequently given a less than good position at the starting gate. The Spaniard rode two consistent motos but couldn’t go higher than 10th overall at the end of the day.

The Motocross circus will now come back to Europe to get ready to the third round of the Championship, which will take place in Brazil in two weeks time. 

Photo by: Davide Messora