MOTOCROSS: CAIROLI & SIDI COME CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE WORLD TITLE - Tony Cairoli is third in Florida. In MX2 Lawrence is second and Covington third.

The world celebration has been postponed until Sunday, September 10th, in Holland, where Tony Cairoli and Sidi will only need to score a 17th place in race 1 to capture their 9th World Title. 

In Jacksonville Florida, for round 17 out of 19 in the 2017 MXGP World Championships, Tony Cairoli (Ktm) was unable to seal the iridescent deal. After taking third place behind Eli Tomac and Jeffrey Herlings in race 1, the Sicilian rider had to beat Holland’s Herlings in the second round to sign his name in history once again.

Everything seemed to be going great but in the final Cairoli made a mistake that led to a slide out in a left curve. It was an error that cost him, since it gave Herlings the chance to pass him. Tony got back up right away, but he had to settle for second place in race 2 and third place in the final standings for the grand prix.

Sidi also stood out in the MX2 class, where Australian Hunter Lawrence (Suzuki) and American Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) closed out the grand prix standings in second and third place respectively. In terms of the championship, Switzerland’s Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) came in fourth in Florida to regain 5 points on the leader, Pauls Jonass. The classification has Jonass in first place with 696 points and Seewer in second with 656…so for Sidi the race for the MX2 title is still wide open.

As always, the champions from team Sidi battle it out on the field and shine on the podium in their Crossfire 3 SRS boots, the top models in Sidi’s off-road collection. 


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