MXGP: TONY CAIROLI WINS AGAIN IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC - The Sidi champion is soaring closer to World Title number 9.

Tony Cairoli and Sidi took another important step towards capturing the 2017 MXGP World Title in the Czech Republic last weekend. On the Loket racetrack the Sicilian from KTM scored the 13th iridescent event by succeeding Belgium’s Clement Desalle and Dutchman Jeffrey Herlings in race 2 and adding to his third place in race 1 behind Slovenian Tim Gajser and Desalle, once again. 

This is the third consecutive win in the season for Tony Cairoli and Sidi (Ottobiano, Agueda and now Loket), which adds up to a total of 83 victories accrued by Cairoli in his career. 

The triumph in Loket is important because it helps Cairoli strengthen his lead at the top of the World Series general standings. As of now, with six more races to go until the finish, Tony is strongly in command with 523 points, ahead of Desalle, who has 431. The race towards the 9th World Title continues. Anyway, Tony Cairoli has already made it clear: the goal is to meet and beat the current record held by Stefan Everts, one of Sidi’s shining alumni, who scored a total of 10 titles in his career.

There was joy, but there were also tears. In fact, Tony Cairoli dedicated his GP triumph in the Czech Republic to 12-year-old Igor Cuharciuc, the champion tyke from Moldavia who was died in an accident during the 85cc European Championship on the same Loket racetrack.

Sidi was also a major player in the MX2 class: Switzerland’s Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) and American Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) ended up on the podium in second and third place, respectively, behind the winner, Pauls Jonass. Jonass currently commands the Word Series with 548 points, followed by a couple of Sidi pilots, Seewer (501 points) and Thomas Kjer-Olsen (403 points). 

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