TONY CAIROLI AND SIDI FLY INTO THE LEAD OF THE MXGP WORLD SERIES - With the second place in Latvia Cairoli captures the leader’s red plate

At the Latvia GP in Kegums Antonio Cairoli (Ktm) took away the red plate that distinguishes the leader in the motocross World Series. Cairoli was fifth in race 1 and second in race 2, surrendering only to Jeffrey Herlings (Ktm). With this second place obtained in round 7 of the World Series, the Sidi champion got what he wanted anyway, clinching his rebound over Slovenian Tim Gajser (Honda), which started April 16th with the splendid victory at Pietramurata for the Trentino GP. Prior to the Italian race the eight-time World Champion was 20 points behind his rival; now after Latvia, he has a 17 point advantage. Cairoli is in the lead with 258 points, Gajser follows with 241.

In Latvia Sidi also celebrated the fine victory by Thomas Kjer Olsen. The young Dane from Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing took the pole position in the qualifier and won the race. At Kegums he captured his first career victory in the motocross cadet class thanks to his success in race 1 (ahead of the other Sidi star Jeremy Seewer) and second place in race 2. Paul Jonass currently commands the World Series with 287 points, followed however by two Sidi champions: Seewer who is second with 245 and Olsen third with 235 points.

Tony Cairoli, Thomas Kjer Olsen, Jeremy Seewer and all the other stars on team Sidi always battle it out in the dust and mud on the track and then shine on the top spot of the podium with Crossfire 3 Srs boots, the top models in Sidi’s off-road collection.

The next big date with the motocross World Series will be in Germany on Sunday, May 21st.

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