THE QUEEN OF MOTOCROSS IS BACK! - Kiara Fontanesi scores her first victory of the season in Mantua.

The Queen of motocross is striking back. On the challenging, sandy, “Tazio Nuvolari” racetrack in Mantua for the Lombard motocross GP,   Kiara Fontanesi (Honda) took victory in race1 and third place in race2 to make it to the top of the final classification for the Grand Prix in the WMX class. Kiara chose to score her first bulls-eye of the season in the best way possible, winning in front of an enthusiastic crowd of passionate Italian fans. The final classification put Kiara Fontanesi in first place, France’s Livia Lancelot in second and Germany’s Larissa Papenmeier third.

In the women’s field Sidi can also celebrate the victory in race2 by Holland’s Nancy Van de Ven (Yamaha), who still remains in the battle for the World title. The overall standings currently show Lancelot in command with 221 points, and Nancy Van de Ven second with 197. On the other hand Kiara Fontanesi has moved up to fifth place with 152 points, but we are sure that the reigning, four-time Women’s World Champion will continue battling like a lion up to the very last lap.  

In the men’s World Championship MXGP race, Tony Cairoli (Ktm) obtained third place in race 2 and sixth in race1, closing out the Grand Prix in fourth place. In the MX2 Sidi gained lots of placements but no podium. In race1 Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) came in fourth, Max Anstie (Husqvarna) was fifth and Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) was sixth, while in race2 Covington was fifth and Seewer came in seventh. However, Seewer remains second in the World standings, right behind Jeffrey Herlings.

Sidi also figured well among the young riders in the European EMX125 championships; Frenchman Stephen Rubini (Ktm) continues his race toward the title in the category. At Mantua he was first in race1 and second in race2, which made the Grand Prix his and put him in second place in the championship rankings, 9 points behind the leader, Jago Geerts, who is in command with 257 points.

Beyond the competition in Mantua, Sidi also made plenty of room for entertainment. In fact, the Sidi Sport staff engaged pilots, guests and the entire motocross entourage with a fun initiative called VIP…Very Italian Piadina. Look at the photos on Sidi’s blog:


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