2016 Motocross of Nations | MXGP Class
The hills of Maggiora came to life at the start of the day when Antonio Cairoli led the field through the first turn. The Italian inched away from Frenchman Romain Febvre in the early laps, but the distance between the two shrunk in the middle of the moto to less than a few feet. Lapped traffic helped Cairoli put more distance on Febvre, and all seemed set until a massive mistake on the descent of a steep hill put Cairoli on the ground and changed the course of the moto. With this Febvre took over and ran to the finish unchallenged, but the massive gap the two built over others in the field allowed Cairoli the opportunity to finish the race in second place.
A crash in the very early moments of the race put Cooper Webb on the ground and at the back of the pack. The American rallied and caught back up to the pack with an eighteenth place finish.