The legendary track of Maggiora welcomed the 17th edition of the Grand Prix of the Nations, in a blaze of unleashed fans coming from allover Europe, in a magnificent two days races choreography. Antonio Cairoli, at his 11th year with the Italian colors, gave us usual his 100% to bring together with the team mates Michele Cervellin (Open-Honda) and Samuele Bernardini (MX2-TM), the highest possible position in the final standings. After a good free practice session, finished in fourth position, Tony had a perfect start in the qualification heat, taking the lead till three laps to the end, when a violent crash put him on the ground.
Luckily the big gap gained in the previous laps, let him end in second place, contributing at the fifth place of Italy. Sunday, in the first moto, where he was facing the MX2 category, Cairoli came well out of the gate, just behind his team mate Coldenhoff, that he passed three laps later. Antonio fought with the aftereffects of Saturday's crash, taking even the lead for one lap and crossing the finish line with his KTM 450 SX-F in second place. In the third race of the Grand Prix, the KTM Red Bull Factory Racing Team rider had to face the Open category riders and he made another good start, becoming rapidly second, position which he held tiòò the end.
With two second places Tony wins again the individual MXGP class race of the Grand Prix of the Nations, hitting another great personal success, contributing to the final fifth place of the Italian Team. Now the 2016 season of the Motocross is over and the next race will be in four months.
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