Cairoli and Herlings winners in Loket
By Geoff Meyer | 07 Aug 2012
Red Bull KTM Factory riders Antonio Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings continue to produce really good results when it matters. Last weekend at the Grand Prix of Czech Republic the two orange army riders went 1-1 and dominated their rivals, extending their championship leads
"I know if I really want I can always be on the podium and if I didn't have that problem in Sweden I would be like 80 points clear of Desalle.”
Cairoli has often struggled around the fast and hard pack Loket circuit, but this year he proved he can win anywhere, anytime.
"Loket wasn't one of my favourite tracks and I had only won two Grand Prix's at Loket, but to win both motos was fantastic and I enjoyed the two races.”
The Italian will now go to Matterley Basin, a circuit he really enjoys. Last year he had to fight hard with Christophe Pourcel at Matterley and he once again hopes that he can give the crowd something to cheer about.
"I love to go to England, it's amazing and the fans are crazy and they really like Motocross. Tand the track is fun to ride and I look forward to that race for sure.
As for Herlings, despite not having the perfect preparation for Loket, he came out swinging in both motos and showed he is the fastest rider in the MX2 class.
"I hadn't ridden for two weeks and I didn't know how it would go. I have a really good doctor and he looked at my back, and ribs and the injury on my face. 12 days ago I didn't expect to be in Loket dominating two motos, I am really happy about that.”
Herlings is closing in on the 2012 FIM World MX2 Championship and can feel a little confident that he has the situation in control. As for when and where, he would like to win the MX2 Championship, it seems it doesn't matter.
"I didn't really have to win the second moto, I mean if I haddidn't win, I would have still been 50 points ahead of Tommy, but I wanted to show the World what I can do. We have four Grand Prixs to go and we have some good tracks, like Matterley and Lierop, and I like those two, and I hope to get the title in Faenza, but there have been so many ups and downs this year.
What Herlings is sure about is that he is the man who should be crowned number one in the World.
"I have given everything this year and I can honestly say I deserve that World MX2 title more than anyone else on the track. I've worked hard for this and I am really grateful to KTM for being so supportive in the 2012 season."
Photo: Antonio Cairoli - Ray Archer image
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