KTM Cairoli & Herlings make it pure orange in Thailand!

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2014/03/09 /

Red KTM Factory racers Antonio and Jeffrey Herlings both double moto wins in the and MX2 classes at the Motocross Grand of Thailand on Sunday to take respective GP victories and the red plates as points leaders.

While it is days in the 17-round championship, two reigning world champions their intentions in the second of the championship with the kind of that has allowed them, and to dominate their classes in seasons.

MX2 Race 1

Both Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings down the marker of their in their opening motos on the St circuit with Herlings the action underway in the opening MX2 His second place in qualifying him a place next to Dylan on the starting line and their rivalry was evident with a of wheels as they launched out of the

But Herlings, who returned to racing week in Qatar after a six-month injury layoff, had control of the race 10 minutes the 30 minute plus 2-lap and with an advantage of six seconds. much more comfortable on the than he did in Qatar last the double MX2 world champion on to take a solid win while his fought it out behind him for the minor

MXGP Race 1

In the opening moto Cairoli was very at home on the track that was rough and technical, despite tropical heat and high The Italian superstar was also in good shape after hindered by a small ankle in the opening round last

A clear winner in Saturday’s where he led the race in every the Italian powered his KTM 350 SX-F out of the gates into third A winner of both motos on the circuit in 2013, Cairoli no time capturing the lead in the laps, dominated the first and crossed the line with a 14-second lead over Desalle.

MX2 Race 2

Herlings to the track for his second race and got well, quickly settling in leader Max Anstie. The Red Bull KTM rider then closely Anstie in the middle part of the carefully casing the circuit for to pass him. The British determinedly held onto his and Herlings’ opportunity finally with ten minutes and two laps to go.

He past Anstie and set about distance between himself and the of the field, finally crossing the on his KTM 250 SX-F almost eight in the lead, to pick up his double MX2 GP victory.

Herlings had been home in the in between the two fly away races he said he had been working on his starts and while he dominated in he said the competition was tightening up: on the same level, but the competition is this year. I’ve injured for a long time so I’m happy to be here and on the track For this year I want to fun and to win as much as I can. The bike was this weekend and we had no problems, but it was a big coming from Holland it was 5-10 degrees, into heat and humidity.”

Herlings Red KTM Factory Racing teammate Tixier of France ended the day a 5-6 result in the competition for overall Tixier said, like year, he struggled with the and had problems with his stomach. “ I to find a solution but it was not enough to me fit for the entire race. But I did get good and my first laps were not so but after about 15 minutes the was too bad.

I just did my best and gave all I ” Tixier said he had had a similar to the season in 2013 but came strong to finish second so he was confident for the season ahead.

Race 2

When the MXGP returned to the circuit for their moto, Cairoli was third out of the and quickly moved up to second Desalle after slipping second placed Jeremy van He rode a typically careful and remaining race, even the result was going to determine the of the overall GP. Desalle was in the lead through to the final five but Cairoli was always in striking and in his inimitable style, made a bid for the lead with just to go.

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Cairoli: “It was a nice weekend for me and I this track a lot. I everyone struggled with the but it was the same for us all. I was just to finish the race and win the GP.

Cairoli’s teammate Ken de Dycker is still from injury and did not contest the two rounds.

Both Cairoli and leave Thailand with respective red plates as championship in their luggage.

Next Round: March 30, – Beto Carrero (BRA)

MXGP St. Racha

1. Tony (ITA), KTM (1-1)

2. Clement (BEL), Suzuki (2-2)

3. van Horebeek (BEL), Yamaha

4. Max Nagl (GER), Honda

5. Gautier Paulin (FRA), (4-9)

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