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TONY CAIROLI: TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND

5 months ago | Words: Andy Wigan | Photos: KTM Images

How freakin’ good is Tony Cairoli?! And not just because of the fact the 36-year-old Italian has racked up nine world titles, 178 moto wins, and that amazing Team Italy MXoN victory on home turf in September, or because he was still in contention to win his 10th world MX title right up to the final few rounds of this year’s championship. No, after an illustrious 18-year racing career, Cairoli’s legacy will be the legendary determination and sportsmanship he displayed over the course of his career – character traits that have made him a universally admired figure.

So, it just wouldn’t have been right for the toothy little Sicilian to quietly hang up his Sidi boots after the championship’s final round at Italy’s Mantova track this year. And that’s why KTM put together this fantastic 12-minite tribute video – called “Antonio Cairoli’s Last Dance”. It’s a candid, behind-the-scenes edit of Cairoli’s career swansong at Mantova, which really reinforces the incredible relationship he’s forged with his team, teammates, sponsors, promoters and fans, and the high esteem in which he’s held by the entire MXGP community around the world. It also acknowledges the pivotal role Cairoli played in putting KTM on the MXGP map, having won the first premier-class title for the Austrian brand back in 2010 and making history by winning MX1-class titles aboard both the 350SX-F and 450SX-F models. Enjoy!

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