The 2012 has been a record-breaking season for Antonio Cairoli, as he is now third in the all times Grand Prix victories winners, behind Joel Smets and Stefan Everts, and his sixth World Title equals him with Joel Robert and only Stefan Everts with ten World Titles is ahead of the Italian.
As opposed to last year, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Antonio Cairoli started the 2012 season with the red plate on his KTM already after the first Grand Prix and he did not lose it until the MXGP of Sweden, where he got two DNF’s. The Italian has admitted today that the MXGP of Sweden was like a turning point in his season:
“After Sweden something changed. I am usually careful with my riding and my riding style involves running a good pace without too many risks. After Uddevalla and those results I said ‘I’m going for the win every moto and we’ll see what happens’. It turned out good! Maybe in 2007 I had similar results but this is better.”
In fact, Cairoli won eleven from the last twelve motos, and this weekend he won his 53rd MXGP win with a double victory for the eighth time from his ten wins this season.
Today Antonio Cairoli obtained his sixth FIM Motocross World Title, the fourth one in MX1, and with such accomplishment, the Italian has become one the most successful riders in the MX1 class since the inception of the series in 2004. The Italian dedicated his sixth World Title to his mother, who passed away on this day last year, and he admitted that he was wishing to have a perfect day to dedicate it to her. In fact, the day finished even better for Cairoli when he was surprised by his own father, who gave him the trophy on the podium for being the winner of the MXGP of Europe.
With this new World Title, the 26 year old from Patti has handed KTM the third FIM MX1 World Title in a row on the 350cc and it reaffirms once again the potential and efficiency of the revolutionary machine and the outstanding potential of the Sicilian. In addition, KTM has claimed again both MX1 and MX2 World Titles for the third time in a row, being the first one in 2010 with Marvin Musquin and Antonio Cairoli.
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