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TONY CAIROLI & SIDI OFF TO A WINNING START - At Riola Sardo Cairoli dominated in round 1 of the Internazionali d’Italia MX series

After winning his ninth World Series title, Antonio Cairoli took four months off from racing to enjoy his private life, pursue his passions and marry his long time fiancée, Jill. Now Cairoli has kicked off the new season in top form.

This year the number 1 rider from the Sidi team is aiming to capture a record tenth iridescent title. At Riola Sardo (Oristano) the Sicilian ace dominated the scene in round1 of the Internazionali d’Italia MX series, winning both the Superchampion round, the most important event featuring the best MX1 and MX2 pilots on the starting grid, as well as the MX1 round. There were more than 100 riders at Riola Sardo, including the best riders on the international scene, with whom Cairoli will be competing in the World Series; however, on the sand dunes of the Sardinian track, the Sicilian champion knew no rivals. Tony Cairoli (Ktm) was perfect in both races. In the MX1 round he beat Max Anstie (Husqvarna) and Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yamaha); then in the Superchampion round he again beat Max Anstie (Husqvarna) with Romain Febvre (Yamaha) settling for third place.

It was a double satisfaction for Sidi as well. In addition to being a sponsor for the Internazionali d’Italia MX series, it also saw its number 1 rider triumph in his season debut. Tony is taking on his 2018 adventure with his inseparable Sidi Crossfire 3 Srs, the number one motocross boots with the most victories ever… the boots of world champions.

The next two rounds in the Internazionali d’Italia MX series will take place first in Noto, Sicily, Tony Cairoli’s stomping grounds, on February 11, and then the grand finale will be held in Mantova on February 18. Traditionally these races are a privileged preview for Cairoli and all the top riders to test themselves at the highest levels as they prepare for the start of the World Championship series, which will kick off this year from Argentina on March 4, with the inaugural race in Patagonia.

 

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