SIDI’S YOUNG CHAMPIONS SHINE IN THE TRENTINO GP AT PIETRAMURATA - Jorge Prado won the MX2 race and Emilio Scuteri won the EMX125 race.

Sidi and their young champions had an especially fantastic racing weekend on the Pietramurata raceway for the Trentino Grand Prix.
Spanish rider Jorge Prado (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX2) and Italian wonder-kid Emilio Scuteri (Team Celestini KTM Junior) stand out for their grit, determination, talent and sheer class. They both wear Sidi Crossfire 3 SRS boots, the number 1 motocross boots, the boots of champions. Both riders were born in 2001: Jorge on January 5th and Emilio on May 9th. These riders represent the green line in an advancing motocross trend. The future is already here; the results speak for themselves.

It would seem as if Jorge Prado’s visit to Sidi last Thursday on his way to the Pietramurata raceway brought him good luck. Although Prado doesn’t need luck to win, because he has talent on his side. His MX2 race was thrilling and spectacular. He won race1, with the other Sidi rider, Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna), coming in third.  In race2 he closed out in second place, right behind another Sidi rider, American Thomas Covington (Husqvarna). This was enough for him to capture the Trentino GP, just like in 2017, when he won the first race in his MX2 career right here, on this track.

Speaking of firsts at Pietramurata, Emilio Scuteri, from Vibo Valentia, Calabria, is not even 17 years old yet. His early birthday present was his first career victory in the EMX125 class. Second in race1 and first in race2, Scuteri went on to win his first ever victory in a European competition. He could not have chosen a better place to do so than an Italian race packed with fans.

There was lots of young talent on the scene for Sidi, but there were also some affirmed champions. In the other races, there was the MXGP, where the 9-time World Champion Tony Cairoli (Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MXGP) took fourth place in race1 and second place in race2 to end up on the third step of the podium for the final rankings in the Grand Prix. Now Tony is in second place in the World Series classification, 10 points behind the new leader, Herlings.

The WMX women’s World Series also got underway in Trentino. For Sidi, Holland’s Nancy Van de Ven (Yamaha) came in second in race1 and reigning World Champion Kiara Fontanesi (Yamaha) was fourth. In race2 they changed places, with Fontanesi coming in second and Van de Ven fourth. In the final classification of the Grand Prix Kiara made it to the third step of the podium while Nancy had to settle for fourth place. But the battle for the 2018 WMX World Title has just begun and Sidi’s queens will be major contenders…


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