MXGP of Pietramurata number 2: This Wednesday took seventeeth Grand Prix of the 2020 Motocross World Championship at Arco di Trento in Italy.
Tony Cairoli now leads Jeremy Seewer by 4 points in the dispute for 2nd in the championship.
Tony Cairoli: “Physically it was a bit tricky today. In the first moto I made a good start and was riding smooth until I made that mistake. That wasn’t good from me and especially finishing 6th because [Jeremy] Seewer was in front. I started well again in the second moto but then we had to restart. I was fourth at the third start and [Clement] Desalle passed me. I was wary of the track being very slick. I wasn’t ready to attack and so settled for 5th. The goal now is to stay in front of Seewer at the last round and take 2nd in the championship.”
The 2020 MX2 World Champion Tom Vialle in his title campaign has won 7 of 17 Grands Prix and recorded 13 podium finishes.
Tom Vialle: “I’m so happy but there have been a lot of emotions today. I was a bit angry with the verdict this morning but to make the holeshot and lead the first moto was fantastic. I was almost crying on the last lap. There was so much emotion. It was really special. Crazy. In the second moto I was around sixth position and someone hit me and bent the gear shifter under the bike. I was stuck in second gear. I tried hard to get the bike into third but it was not possible, so I had to come into the pits. I still finished the moto. It was a bit of a shame because I was feeling so good today. Sometimes bad luck happens though. The important thing is that we achieved our goal. I want to say a big thanks to the whole team and everybody who worked together to make this happen. It was tiring to have a lot of races so close together and also keep the concentration through the training. I think we did it pretty good.”
The Grand Prix of Garda Trentino on Sunday 8th November will be the final race at Pietramurata and also the last event of the season.
Motocross World Championship 2020, Round 17 – Pietramurata, Italy (number 2)
5. Antonio Cairoli (KTM)
6 Alessandro Lupino (Yamaha)
12. Michele Cervellin (Yamaha)
6. Ruben Fernandez (Yamaha)
8. Tom Vialle (KTM)
14. Michael Sandner (GasGas)
19. Isak Gifting (GasGas)
28. Joakin Furbetta (KTM)
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