With the second place in Latvia, Cairoli captures the leader's red plate.
May 8, 2017 – At the Latvia GP in Kegums, Antonio Cairoli (Ktm) took possession of the red plate, which means he is the new leader in the motocross World Series. Cairoli was fifth in race 1 and second in race 2 with Jeffrey Herlings (Ktm) taking the win. The Sidi champion got what he wanted at round 7, clinching his rebound over Slovenian Tim Gajser (Honda), which started April 16th with the outstanding win at the Trentino GP. Prior to the Italian GP race, the eight-time World Champion was 20 points behind his rival; now after Latvia, he has a 17 point advantage. Cairoli is in the lead with 258 points.
In Latvia Sidi also celebrated the great race win by Thomas Kjer Olsen. The young Dane from Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing took the pole position in the qualifier and won the race. At Kegums he captured his first career victory in the MX2 class thanks the win in race 1 and the 2nd place finish in race 2. Now two Sidi champions hold the 2 and 3 positions in the MX2 overall classification: Jeremy Seewer who is second with 245 and Olsen third with 235 points.
Tony Cairoli, Thomas Kjer Olsen, Jeremy Seewer and all the other stars on team Sidi always battle it out in the dust and mud on the track and then shine on the top spot of the podium with Crossfire 3 SRS boots, the top models in Sidi's off-road collection.
The next big date with the motocross World Series will be in Germany on Sunday, May 21st.