Take a trip to the ‘source’ of nine FIM Motocross World Championships and where Tony Cairoli was able to become an MXGP legend.
Somehow those orange motocrossers have taken another step in performance for 2019 so we asked the wizards in R&D what is in store for riders eying a new dirtbike.
MXGP World Champion Tony Cairoli will reach a career total of 222 Grand Prix appearances the next time the Sicilian wheels out his #222 KTM 450 SX-F at Kegums in Latvia this weekend. After fifteen seasons in the FIM Motocross World Championship, nine titles and an incredible career we asked TC222 for some of the highlights.
“I have a lot of candy in the kitchen … but mainly for my friends!” the dedication of Jeffrey Herlings
One of the strongest and fastest motocrossers on the world stage lifts the lid on what contributes to that fierce power on the racetrack.
After a distinguished racing career in MXGP and AMA Supercross and Motocross, 2008 MX2 World Champion Tyla Rattray jumped away from a motorcycle at the end of 2015 and straight into a role as protégé to famed trainer and fellow countryman Aldon Baker and to head up the KTM AG’s 250 rider development program in Florida. We asked about the rapid change of life from racing at the top to preparing others to do the same …
Two Red Bull KTM 450 SX-Fs finished 1st and 2nd in the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship winning 12 (6 each) of the 19 Grands Prix between them. Little surprise that many are forecasting a battle royale for 2018. We asked the protagonists themselves about the potential duel …
There are not many motorcycle racers competing at the highest level with nine FIM World Championships to their name – just two in fact – and Red Bull KTM’s Tony Cairoli is one of them. What possessed the man to seek more silverware at 31 years of age? Will he reach that mythical ten? And how will he deal with a super-competitive teammate in 2018?
Will they get it this time? The all-orange Dutch squad will line up using powerful KTM offroad bikes in the MX of Nations; the country versus country motocross race that kicks off on Sunday at Matterley Basin.
When Tony Cairoli crossed the finish line at the Dutch Grand Prix earlier this month he completed the set for the KTM 450 SX-F: AMA Supercross, Motocross and now the MXGP title. We asked one of the technicians at the forefront of the bike’s development in Grand Prix about the journey …