MXGP Great Britain, Qualifying: Antonio Cairoli dominates

At Matterley Basin Antonio Cairoli had the best possible start of the weekend. The rider from Sicily won Qualifying Race on the British track ahead of his team-mate and rival Jeffrey Herlings. We remind you that the Dutch Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider has 48 points of advantage on Cairoli in championship standings (386-338) and so the 9th 2018 MXGP may be crucial in the fight for the title. Let’s see what happens in the two races, starting at 14:15 and 17:10 local time (GMT +1).

MONOLOGUE – Cairoli took the lead after a great start and midway the 20 minutes (+ 2 laps) of the race he had eight seconds of advantage on Glenn Coldenhoff. Later the gap increased more and more and finally “TC #222” crossed the finish line 20 seconds before Jeffrey Herlings, who ranked second after overtaking Coldenhoff (thanks to whom KTM scored a triple) and Tim Gajser (4th). The top 5 was closed by Clement Desalle.

MX2 – The Qualifying Race of the under-23 class was won by Jorge Prado. After getting away in the early stages, the Spanish Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team rider finished first with a six-second advantage on his team-mate Pauls Jonass, who ranked third after defending himself from the assaults of Husqvarna’s Thomas Kjer Olsen. 

Photo Credit: MXGP

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