Cairoli obtains third place and maintains his leadership in the World Series
Maser (Treviso), 23 April, 2012 – When he races, he always races to win, but Tony Cairoli knows well that a World Title victory is something to build up, without leaving any points by the wayside. This is why even podiums and placements become super important in the balance of an entire season. This is the lens through which to read the third place obtained by the super-champion from the Sidi Sport stables on Sunday in the Bulgarian Grand Prix in Sevlievo, the second test in the 2012 World Series, on a hostile course which has never brought him much luck, on a harsh terrain which he doesn’t particularly love.
His podium is worth a lot in order to rack up points in the World Series’ general classification, where Cairoli remains firmly in command with a 9-point advantage over his closest rival, Gautier Paulin; he also lengthened his lead over another potential threat to the title, Clement Desalle. So it is with this advantage that Tony will line up next Sunday, April 29th, on the Fano circuit for the “hometown” race, the Italian GP, where the motocross phenomenon will surely want to return to winning his way, conquering all, putting all his adversaries in line from the first lap to the last and thrilling the crowds of fans which will surely be numerous for the event.
“I’m happy with this third place and the points it accrued,” explained Tony Cairoli after the race. “In the first heat perhaps I could have done something more if I had attacked a little earlier, but that’s just how it went. Then in the second round I took third place and the final podium. Now I’m looking forward to the Italian Grand Prix in Fermo, and I’m happy to get there with the red chart of leader in the general classification.”