Cairoli reaches 60 mark in Sweden

The MX1 World Champion marked another career milestone as he extended his lead at the top...

Tony Cairoli MX1 2013 Red Bull KTM Factory Sweden
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Tony Cairoli dominated Round 10 of the MX1 World Championship in Sweden with a double win that secured the 60th Grand Prix win of the Italian's career.

Cairoli led all the way in the first race in Uddevalla and then fought off a stiff challenge from his Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team-mate Ken de Dycker in the second moto to take the maximum 50 points from the weekend, and stretch his lead at the top of the Championship standings to 69 points.

Max Nagl enjoyed a strong race one as he finished second to Cairoli, with Clement Desalle coming across the line third and De Dycker fourth. Gautier Paulin, the closest challenger to Cairoli in the overall rankings, fell on the opening lap and was only able to place seventh.

In the second race Cairoli got the better of De Dycker after the pair engaged in a thrilling battle, with the World Champion eventually coming out on top to the tune of 1.4s. Tommy Searle finished third but was penalised 10 places for overtaking under yellow flags, with Desalle elevated to third and Paulin collecting fourth.

MX1 Race 1 result:
1. Antonio Cairoli, ITA, KTM
2. Max Nagl, GER, Honda
3. Clement Desalle, BEL, Suzuki
4. Ken de Dycker, BEL, KTM
5. Jeremy van Horebeek, BEL, Kawasaki

MX1 Race 2 result:
1. Antonio Cairoli, ITA, KTM
2. Ken de Dycker, BEL, KTM
3. Clement Desalle, BEL, Suzuki
4. Gautier Paulin, FRA, Kawasaki
5. Jeremy van Horebeek, BEL, Kawasaki

Final MX1 classification for GP of Sweden:
1. Antonio Cairoli, ITA, KTM – 50
2. Ken de Dycker, BEL, KTM – 40
3. Clement Desalle, BEL, Suzuki – 40
4. Max Nagl, GER, Honda – 33
5. Gautier Paulin, FRA, Kawasaki – 32

MX1 World Championship standings after Round 10:
1. Antonio Cairoli, ITA, KTM – 467 points
2. Gautier Paulin, FRA, Kawasaki – 398
3. Clement Desalle, BEL, Suzuki – 374
4. Ken de Dycker, BEL, KTM – 359
5. Kevin Strijbos, BEL, Suzuki – 298