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Cairoli Wins- Waters Shines

Italian Champs 2014

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Antonio Cairoli has won the MX1 moto at the second round of the Italian International Championship. Leading from start to finish. Cairoli took a quick lead, followed by Davide Guaneri on the TM, Todd Waters on the IceOne Husqvarna, Jeremy Van Horebeek (Kawasaki) and Tyla Rattray (Husqvarna). Davide Messora image

Waters got past Guarneri and set out after Cairoli, dropping the lead of the Italian down to four seconds.

Slowly Cairoli extended his lead and after nine laps he was 10 seconds ahead of Waters, with Guarneri a further two seconds back, then came Van Horebeek and Rattray. Former World MX1 Champion David Philippaerts was sixth.

Van Horebeek was on a roll, passing Guaneri on lap 11 and then Waters on lap 12. Cairoli though was long gone by now, some 15 seconds ahead of the Belgian. The two former World champions Rattray and Philippaerts remained in 5th and 6th places.

Rattray would get past Guarneri for fourth and Philippaerts would also pass the TM Factory rider. The final finishing order being Cairoli, Van Horebeek, Waters, Rattray, Philippaerts and Guarneri.

Cairoli also won the combined MX1 and MX2 moto. Results below

tixier

With no factory Husqvarna on the start of the MX2 races in Sicily the interest was a little less, although that didn’t stop Red Bull KTM Factory rider Jordi Tixier from taking a quick lead in the moto ahead of Yamaha Factory rider Christophe Charlier and Italian local Michele Cervellin. A long list of Italian riders filled out the grid and it was two Frenchmen who showed the way.

By lap four Tixier led by nearly six seconds over Charlier, who was a further eight seconds ahead of third placed Ivo Monticelli, who had passed Cervellin. Fifth was Alessandro Lupino on the CLS Kawasaki and sixth position Jonass Pauls. Young Belgian rider Kevin Fors was next just ahead of Italian legend Alessio Chiodi.

Not a lot changed in this moto, as Tixier continued to extend his lead on lap 11, Lupino found the top three as he passed Monticelli and Cervellin. Jonass stayed in sixth, Fors 7th and Chiodi 8th. Tixier eventually wins from Charlier and Lupino. There were nine KTMs inside the top 20.

Waters shines in Italy

Waters

Red Bull Ice One Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Todd Waters delivered an impressive performance at round two of the Internazionali d’Italia Series in Sicily, securing a double podium result aboard his FC450.

Getting to grips with the hilly circuit in Noto, Sicily, the young Australian finished in a brilliant third place in the MX1 and Elite class races. Shadowing Waters but unable to get the better of his teammate, Tyla Rattray placed fourth in MX1 before ending the Elite race in fifth overall.

Sixth fastest in the morning’s qualification, Waters didn’t waste any time in putting himself towards the front of the field in the opening MX1 race. Feeling comfortable on the hard packed terrain, he ended lap one in third position. After a close battle with Davide Guarneri, the Australian moved up to second and held that position for the majority of the race. But as they entered the closing stages, Waters was unable to hold off a late charge from Jeremy Van Horebeek and had to settle for third.

Working his way inside the top five at the end of lap two, Rattray set about closing in on his teammate. Moving up to fourth with just five laps to go, the Husqvarna rider reduced the gap. But with Waters holding strong, Rattray crossed the line just one-second behind him in fourth.

With his confidence high, Waters set about claiming a repeat result in the combined MX1/MX2 Elite final. Rounding lap one in fourth, he quickly disposed of Samuel Zeni to take third. Engaged in a fierce battle for the final step of the podium with Davide Guarneri, the Husqvarna rider found a way back past his rival in the closing stages of the race to secure third. Delivering a determined ride, Rattray worked his way from seventh position on lap one to place fifth.

Todd Waters – Red Bull Ice One Husqvarna Factory Racing MX1: “It feels fantastic to come away with two podium results in Sicily. I’m happy for myself but also for the team – the hard work we’ve put in is beginning to show. The MX1 race went quite well. I got a good start and that made the difference for me. After a couple of laps I worked my way into second and even set the fastest lap of the race. But towards the end I made a couple of mistakes and slipped back to third. In the Elite race I got into third early on and set about putting a solid race together. To end the day with two third place results is great – I really enjoyed it.”

Tyla Rattray – Red Bull Ice One Husqvarna Factory Racing MX1: “I’m pretty pleased with the outcome of today. I would have liked a stronger finish in each race but on a track that was difficult to pass on I’m happy with fourth and fifth. The conditions were the complete opposite to last weekend – hard packed and fast – but my Husqvarna worked great. Overall it’s been a another important step forward in building towards the first GP of the season next month.”

Antti Pyrhönen (Team Manager) Red Bull Ice One Husqvarna Factory Racing: “I think the team can be proud of what we achieved today. Both riders rode great and put in some determined rides. It was great to see Todd secure a double podium – it’s really lifted his confidence. Coming to Europe and learning to race new tracks is not easy but he’s proved again that he’s more than up to the task. With the track the way it was, starts were key and Tyla suffered with his. It was tough to overtake so he rode smart and put in two good results.”

 

MX2 – Moto

1 911 TIXIER Jordi FRA MX2 Red Bull KTM Factory
2 23 CHARLIER Christophe FRA MX2 Yamaha Factory
3 8 LUPINO Alessandro ITA MX2 Cls Kawasaki Monster
4 11 CERVELLIN Michele ITA MX2 Honda Martin Racing
5 128 MONTICELLI Ivo ITA MX2 Marchetti Racing Team KTM
6 741 JONASS Pauls LAT MX2 Marchetti Racing Team KTM
7 922 FORS Kevin BEL MX2 KTM Silver Action KTM
8 121 CHIODI Alessio ITA MX2 KTM Silver Action KTM
9 95 FURLOTTI Simone ITA MX2 KTM Silver Action KTM
10 651 TINKLER Kade CAN MX2 Team Castellari Suzuki

MX1 – Moto

1 222 CAIROLI Antonio ITA MX1 Red Bull KTM Factory KTM
2 89 VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy BEL MX1 Yamaha Factory Racing
3 47 WATERS Todd AUS MX1 Red Bull Iceone Husqvarna
4 28 RATTRAY Tyla ITA MX1 Red Bull Iceone Husqvarna
5 19 PHILIPPAERTS David ITA MX1 DP 19 Racing Yamaha
6 39 GUARNERI Davide ITA MX1 TM Ricci Racing TM
7 45 DE BORTOLI Davide ITA MX1 Team Massignani Honda
8 14 ZENI Samuel ITA MX1 Arco Kawasaki
9 73 BERTUZZO Pier Filippo ITA MX1 Moto Club Spoleto Yamaha
10 321 BERNARDINI Samuele ITA MX1 TM Ricci Racing

MX1/MX2 moto

1 222 CAIROLI Antonio ITA MX1 Red Bull KTM Factory
2 89 VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy BEL MX1 Yamaha Factory Racing
3 47 WATERS Todd AUS MX1 Red Bull Iceone Husqvarna
4 39 GUARNERI Davide ITA MX1 TM Ricci Racing
5 28 RATTRAY Tyla ITA MX1 Red Bull Iceone Husqvarna
6 19 PHILIPPAERTS David ITA MX1 DP 19 Racing Yamaha
7 911 TIXIER Jordi FRA MX2 Red Bull KTM Factory
8 45 DE BORTOLI Davide ITA MX1 Team Massignani Honda
9 73 BERTUZZO Pier Filippo ITA MX1 Moto Club Spoleto Yamaha
10 321 BERNARDINI Samuele ITA MX1 TM Ricci Racing TM

Elite Championship points

1 222 CAIROLI Antonio ITA 240
2 89 VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy BEL 200
3 47 WATERS Todd AUS 125
4 28 RATTRAY Tyla ITA 125
5 19 PHILIPPAERTS David ITA 105
6 39 GUARNERI Davide ITA 101
7 911 TIXIER Jordi FRA 84
8 777 BOBRYSHEV Evgeny RUS 80
9 45 DE BORTOLI Davide ITA 70
10 741 JONASS Pauls LAT 66

MX1 Championship points

1 222 CAIROLI Antonio ITA 240
2 89 VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy BEL 180
3 47 WATERS Todd AUS 135
4 28 RATTRAY Tyla ITA 125
5 19 PHILIPPAERTS David ITA 125
6 777 BOBRYSHEV Evgeny RUS 100
7 45 DE BORTOLI Davide ITA 90
8 39 GUARNERI Davide ITA 80
9 14 ZENI Samuel ITA 79
10 321 BERNARDINI Samuele ITA 72

MX2 Championship points

1 23 CHARLIER Christophe FRA 200
2 911 TIXIER Jordi FRA 185
3 741 JONASS Pauls LAT 135
4 200 TONUS Arnaud SUI 120
5 128 MONTICELLI Ivo ITA 120
6 8 LUPINO Alessandro ITA 116
7 11 CERVELLIN Michele ITA 99
8 922 FORS Kevin BEL 95
9 121 CHIODI Alessio ITA 75
10 651 TINKLER Kade CAN 68

 
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