SIDI SPORT CELEBRATES TONY CAIROLI’S FIFTH WORLD TITLE
Sidi is happily celebrating with immense satisfaction along with Tony Cairoli (Team Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing motocross) his 2011 World Title victory in the motocross MX1 class. On Sunday, September 4th, in the European GP on the German circuit in Gaildorf, the Sicilian champion took home the fifth Championship Title of his career, with one race left to go until the end of the series. Cairoli only needed a few points to mathematically secure the title, but of course he raced in his own style, putting on a show and going all out to win. Cairoli started out with an 82 point advantage over his closest rival in the standings, Frenchman Frossard. But regardless of this margin he certainly wasn’t playing it safe. Cairoli was third in race1 and second in race2 after two amazing comebacks, which carried him to the win in the final standings in the Grand Prix and sealed his World Title.
By now the world rankings speak for themselves: Cairoli is first with 596 points, Frossard is second with 472 and Desalle comes in third with 461 points. Besides Cairoli, Sidi has another three riders in the World Championship Top 10: fourth-placed German Max Nagl, Portugal’s Rui Goncalves in sixth place and ninth-placed Jonathan Barragan from Spain. Next Sunday will be the final showcase, on the Fermo circuit for the Italian Grand Prix, which will be the last race in the 2011 World Title series.
Tony Cairoli keeps racking up record stats. Now he has captured 5 World Titles, two in MX2 in 2005 and 2007, and three consecutive titles in MX1 in 2009, 2010 and 2011. For all these extraordinary victories Cairoli has been able to count on Sidi, which has supported him with commitment and passion. In this season the Sicilian rider has won 6 of the 14 Grand Prix races to now, with 5 second place finishes. Altogether, he holds 43 championship victories (24 in MX2, the rookie series, and 19 in MX1, the master series in cross), with 88 heat victories in 123 Grand Prix competitions throughout his career. To give an idea of the value of Cairoli’s accomplishments, it’s enough to think that in the history of motocross there have only been two “legends”, like Stefan Everts, the king of motocross with 10 Championship Titles, and Joel Roberts, who have been able to win more. And Sidi gets the satisfaction of also having been next to these two phenomena. Records were made to be broken and Cairoli certainly doesn’t seem to have any intention of stopping now…