Double victory for Cairoli & Prado in Argentina
Perfect start for our Airohriders who win the opening round of the 2019 season, thus jumping to the top of the Championship
The MXGP of Patagonia Argentina hosted MXGP for the fifth year and again provided amazing racing. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing duo of Antonio Cairoli and Jorge Prado each took double race wins to score the first respective MXGP and MX2 overall wins of the new year. What a fantastic GP Week-end for our rider Jeremy VAN HOREBEEK with his new private team Honda SR France, he finished 6th in the race one and 3 in the race 2. Following by Clément DESALLE in 4th place overall Grand Prix ( 4th – 6th). Alessandro LUPINO finished 14th in the overall of the first MX grand Prix of 2019.
Antonio Cairoli, “I am happy overall today because after yesterday I wasn't sure how I will do off the starts. The rhythm was high in the beginning but I was just trying to see where I could gain some time. I managed to have 2 good starts, both were in the top ten...I found some good lines and I had a good race taking the overall which makes me really happy. There are a lot of Argentinian fans who cheer for me all year on social media so it is nice to give them a win especially on this track which I have never had the chance to win at, I was close last year but it is always nice to race where people don't see us often and make them happy."
Good opening season for our rider and 2018 World Champion Jorge Prado, with two strong races 1-1. 6th position in the overall grand Prix for Ben WATSON, 6 & 7 in race one and two. 7th place in the overall grand prix for Tom Vialle new young rider in the team Red bull KTM Factory, in the first race he finished 7th and the second race 8th. Jago Geerts; him finished 8th in the overall grand prix of Argentina – (11th-6th)
Jorge Prado: “It’s great to be back at the GPs and I had a lot of fun. I had two really good starts and that was important for the racing here. The priority was to get this first race done with good points and to be healthy and in the end we managed a win in both classes. I felt very good on the bike today and physically very strong. I couldn't start the season in a better way. We’ll keep working hard up to the next round in England”
Mondiale Motocross in Patagonia - Argentina:
1. Tony Cairoli (KTM)
3. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Honda)
4. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki)
14. Alessandro Lupino (Kawasaki)
1. Jorge Prado (KTM)
6. Ben Watson (Yamaha)
7. Tom Vialle (KTM)
8. Jago Geerts (Yamaha)
Don’t miss the next MXGP in 2 weeks in ENGLAND, March 23rd and 24th 2019