Red Bull/KTM Factory riders Antonio Cairoli and Marvin Musquin have been on a roll this summer and both are heading to the final three World MX Championship rounds with a massive points lead.
The future looks promising for Red Bull/KTM Factory teammates, MX1 rider Antonio Cairoli and MX2 rider Marvin Musquin, who both hold the championship points lead and respective red number plates in the World Motocross Championship Series.
With twelve rounds in the books and three rounds remaining Cairoli leads the MX1 class by 84 points while Musquin is on the top step of the MX2 class with a lead of 78 points.
Both riders have worked hard this season placing themselves in a comfortable position heading to the final three rounds. In twelve races Cairoli and his KTM 350 SX-F race machine have earned 8 holeshots, 13 moto wins and 6 overall wins in his quest for the championship. His MX2 teammate, Musquin, has earned 9 holeshots, 14 moto wins and 8 overall victories aboard his Factory KTM 250 SX-F.
In his first year with the KTM team, Cairoli has made waves in the motocross scene with the launch of the Austrian manufacturer’s controversial KTM 350 SX-F motocross machine. Does it have enough horsepower? Can it get a holeshot? These are all questions of the past after Cairoli’s clear dominance of the series. “We have raced through every type of track condition you could imagine this year and the 350 SX-F has performed flawlessly through it all. I am completely satisfied with my bike and hope that the public has seen what a truly amazing motorcycle KTM has brought to the table through the help of the R&D group and Stefan Everts,” remarked Cairoli.
While Cairoli has been defending his championship and showcasing a new product, Musquin has been equally busy defending his title but with another goal in mind. “I would like to win back to back titles to end on the most positive result possible before I head to America for 2011. I want to win by a large margin here in Europe to help prove that I am a threat to the North American series. I look at the North American series as a great learning experience for me and a chance to improve upon my speed,” remarked Musquin.
With perfect results and a little luck both reigning champions may be able to wrap up their championships two rounds early at the next event in Brazil.