SIDI STARS IN MOTOCROSS AT ASSEN: KIARA FONTANESI TRIUMPHS IN THE WMX - It’s an all Sidi podium in MX2. Jett Lawrence scores a victory in EMX250. Tony Cairoli takes second in MXGP.

Great motocross continues to bring Sidi major satisfaction. Riders from the Sidi team were the biggest stars on the Assen racetrack in Holland for the round of the World Championship Series.

Let’s start with the women, where the Queen of motocross is back on top. Kiara Fontanesi (Yamaha) dominated the grand prix, winning race1 on Saturday and race2 on Sunday. Now thanks to this victory in the Dutch Grand Prix and with just one race left in the WMX World Series, Kiara has taken the red plate as leader in the series and has jumped to the head of the overall standings.  Fontanesi is in first place with 213 points; Nancy Van De Ven is second with 205 and Larissa Papenmeier is third with 191. Everything will be decided in the final round at Imola, in Italy, on September 29-30, with Kiara determined to take home the 6th WMX World Series title of her career. Her most dangerous rival will be Holland’s Nancy Van De Ven (Yamaha), another ace from the Sidi team, who was second on the podium in Assen.

Looking at the MX2, Sidi continues racking up successes. At Assen the final podium was all Sidi, with Spain’s Jorge Prado (Ktm) in first place after dominating in both race1 and race2; American Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) was second and the Dane Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) was third. Mathematically, Prado is just 4 measly points away from capturing the MX2 World title. So in order to celebrate the title in this category as well we will have to wait and see who is left standing after the final round in Imola.

Sidi is also keeping a proud eye on its young talent. In the EMX250 class, France’s Mathys Boisrame captured the European title ahead of time, at the end of August; then in the last round of the season at Assen, Sidi won yet again, this time with Jett Lawrence (Suzuki), who came in first in race1 and in race2. The talented 14-year-old Australian and Hunter Lawrence’s younger brother, Jett seems intent on moving his way swiftly up the ranks of World motocross… with Sidi, of course. Yes, because when men and women are competing and winning in every category, Sidi Crossfire 3 Srs are always there. They are the number one boots in motocross, for the champions of today and the champions of tomorrow.

Finally, Tony Cairoli (Ktm) also deserves a round of applause; in spite of this season’s challenges and misfortunes, he hasn’t stopped fighting. At Assen Cairoli took two second places in race1 and race2, making it to the second step on the final podium of MXGP, behind the King of this 2018 season Jeffrey Herlings. 


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