Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tony Cairoli rode to two second places at the Grand Prix of Trentino to secure his 92nd MXGP victory on home soil as Tom Vialle claimed third in the MX2 class. Here is all you need to know:
– Tim Gajser came out quickly in the first race, however Cairoli kept him in his sights to finish second behind the Slovenian with Swiss Jeremy Seewer third.
– The second race was tighter as Cairoli was edged out by Belgian Clement Desalle but Gajser’s fourth meant Cairoli claimed the weekend GP victory by one point.
– Gajser still leads Cairoli overall by 73 points with two stops left as Spaniard Jorge Prado lies fifth, Dutchman Glenn Coldenhoff eighth and Jeffrey Herlings 10th.
– Cairoli, 35, said: “It’s nice to have an overall win in Italy. Overall, I am very happy. We will try to do our best but, of course, with the championship it is hard. We try to enjoy the next races and see how it goes, and then we start preparing for the next one.”
– In the MX2 class, Frenchman Vialle finished second behind Dane Thomas Kjer Olsen in the first race then third behind Belgian winner Jago Geerts in the second.
– Geerts’ one-point GP win over Vialle does not change the overall picture too much as Vialle holds a 73-point lead over Geerts heading into the final two stops.
– Vialle, 20, revealed: “It was actually a pretty good day for the championship. I was really annoyed at myself for the crash in the second race, as I was feeling really good, much better than in the first one. I crashed just after pitlane. I only lost one point for the championship, so it was a good day and we still have two more to go.”