Antonio Cairoli becomes the 2013 FIM MX1 World Champion
August 26, 2013
The following is an industry press release...
MATTERLEY BASIN (Great Britain), 26 August 2013 – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Antonio Cairoli could not win the MX1 World Title in the Belgian Grand Prix, but this weekend everything went as planned at Matterley Basin and he obtained his seventh FIM Motocross World Title, the fifth one in MX1 and the fourth one with KTM. The Italian could not win the British Grand Prix, but with one Grand Prix to go, the Italian has sixty-three Grand Prix victories and he is just thirty-eight wins away from Stefan Evert’s record.
“It is very special to win another Title with KTM because they have always been behind me. Every Title is different; of course the first Title is the one I remember the most, but all of them are special. Since my mum passed away all the titles are for her and that keeps me motivated to keep on winning,” Cairoli explained.
The Italian saw Clement Desalle taking the red plate in the first Grand Prix of the season in Qatar, but the following week Cairoli won the Thai Grand Prix and he took the leadership of the Championship. The Red Bull KTM Factory rider has been very consistent during the whole year, taking six pole positions, wining nine Grand Prix and missing the podium only in the Czech Republic.
“The season went really well, actually it was easier than what I expected because in the beginning there was a lot of talking around that it would be difficult, but I rode well, my rivals made some mistakes and I could take some advantage,” Cairoli added.
With this new World Title, the 27 year old from Patti has handed KTM the fourth FIM MX1 World Title in a row on the 350cc and it reaffirms once again the potential and efficiency of the revolutionary machine and the outstanding potential of the Sicilian. In addition, KTM has claimed again both MX1 and MX2 World Titles for the fourth time in a row, being the first one in 2010 with Marvin Musquin and Antonio Cairoli.
This is how Antonio Cairoli celebrated his seventh World Title: