MOTOR SPORTS: SIDI IS THERE, ON THE TRACK & OFFROAD! - Victories, important podiums and plenty of satisfaction at last weekend’s races.

Sidi Sport riders enjoyed a weekend of great races. The Sidi colours shined both on the track and offroad.

Let’s start right from the Motocross World Series, which held a stage on the Keguns racetrack in Latvia. Here Sidi made it to the podium in practically all the categories. In the reigning MXGP class, Tony Cairoli almost got a taste of success, but the Sicilian riding for KTM had to settle for overall second place after coming in third in race1, behind Gajser and Nagl, and nabbing a place of honour behind Febvre and ahead of Van Horebeek in race2. Tony is hungry and really wants a victory; so the date with first place has simply been postponed until the next race.

In the MX2, two Sidi riders made it to the podium. Britain’s Max Anstie (Husqvarna) closed out both races 1 and 2 in second places, thus cementing second place in the final standings. Switzerland ‘s Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) was fourth in race1 and third in race 2 to clinch third place, and in the World Series rankings he continues to hold second place, hot on the heels of Jeffrey Herlings.

Lots of young riders in the Motocross European Championship also made us proud. In the EMX300 the Belgian Yentel Martens (Husqvarna) won the race and is still the leader in the World Championship standings. In the EMX125, a category that held its season debut here at Keguns, Frenchman Zachary Pichon (Yamaha) closed out in second place, which puts him second in the World Series classification as well.

Sidi motocross riders can count on Sidi Crossfire 2 boots, which are number one on any terrain and even in the most difficult conditions.

In a parallel world, on the International Enzo and Dino Ferrari Autodrome racetrack in Imola, the Italian GP turned into a Sidi show. In the Supersport class the Turk Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) returned to victory. Sofuoglu now leads the championship series after the first five rounds. The next race will take place at the Sepang International Circuit. The Superstock1000 was also fantastic. Argentina’s Leandro "Tati" Mercado won the race to take his Ducati ( Racing), and of course his Sidi boots, to the highest step on the podium.

Sidi track riders use Sidi Vortice boots, the top models in the Sidi Sport line for speed and track; they are light, reliable, technical and highly performing.

Finally, Sidi Sport would like to send our best wishes for a fast recovery to Sylvain Guintoli (Team Pata Yamaha). He had a bad fall during the second session of the Superbike qualifiers on Saturday. He got quite the scare, a concussion and a slight fracture to his left malleolus. Barring complications the 2014 WorldSBK champion should be back on track for the next round in Malaysia.