TONY CAIROLI & SIDI: THE KING IS BACK! - Cairoli kicks off the World Series with a fantastic victory in Qatar.

The 2017 MXGP season has gotten off to a glorious start for Tony Cairoli (KTM), the rider from Patti, Messina, on the island of Sicily. Cairoli already holds eight World titles, and he made his mark towards a ninth at the Qatar GP in Losail by dominating both heats. These events were already foreseen with Cairoli’s performance in the Italian Internationals, which he won by a landslide. Now the first race in the World Series has confirmed all forecasts: Tony Cairoli is aiming to recapture the World title, which he really, really wants. The bad luck and injuries which compromised his last two years seem to have been left well behind him. What we saw at Losail was a spectacular and thrilling race among the three big stars going into the World Series competition. In the end Cairoli came out on top against his two young adversaries, Frenchman Romain Febvre (2015 World Champion) and Slovenian Tim Gajser (2016 World Champion). These three are the presumptive candidates for the 2017 title. Tony Cairoli gave battle in the race and then shined on the highest step of the podium as the Italian National anthem by Mameli played under the Italian tri-colour flag waving proudly above him. Of course, he was wearing his ever faithful Sidi Crossfire 3 SRS boots. Sidi designed these special boots with yellow fluorescent/blue graphics dedicated exclusively to the Sicilian ace, who is always attentive to his look as well as his performance on the track. The next date with the World Series is one week from now, in Indonesia, where the goal for Tony Cairoli and Sidi will be to win again. 

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