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The first round of the MX International of Italy SDV 2017 series was played in Sardinia, Riola Sardo (OR), under a spring sun, with temperatures that reached 18 degrees. Great show for all the classes in the race, beginning with the 125-fought, until the prestigious Elite class, which saw the top 20 of the MX2 and MX1, in a heat of world level, in which Tony Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), dominated start to finish on the difficult Sardinian sand.

MX2

In MX2 first unexpected win for Jorge Prado (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing). The young Spaniard, credited the fastest time in practice started in the lead, scoring the Just1 Hole-Shot, impressing from the first curve the fastest pace in the race. Behind him, the companion Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), who started second, was soon attacked by Benoit Paturel (Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing), who in the fourth round passes. The French began to push to go to regain the leader but to no avail, while Jonass, attacked by Alvin Ostlund (Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing), lost the third position, finishing the race fourth. Good race for Michele Cervellin (Honda HRC MX2), who after starting outside the top ten has reassembled until the final fifth position.

MX2 Race Results

MX2 Championship Standings

MX1

Absolute domination for Tony Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) in the race for the premier class. The eight-time World Champion, credited the seventh time in practice, is very strong party, curving first, winning the Just1 Hole-Shot and taking off already in the first step, giving the race a hellish pace. Behind the Sicilian Tim Gajser (Honda HRC MXGP), who started from pole position, followed throughout the race, then, just as the detachment from head was thinning, he ran into a crash relegated him to third place, the shoulders of Jeremy Van Horebeek (Monster Energy Yamaha Factory). Fourth, after passing Evgeny Bobryshev (Honda HRC MXGP), Frenchman Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Factory), which closes before the Russian fifth. Big test for Tannel Leok (Husqvarna Ottobiano), sixth and first private pilots.

MX1 Race Results

MX1 Championship Standings

ELITE

The class that provides a prize pool of € 120,000 has seen still dominate once Tony Cairoli that, as in the MX1 race went off in front of everyone, this time from 21 ° gate, winning second Just1 Hole-Shot award and taking the head of the special classification that includes a prize for those who make the greatest number of departures in the lead over the Italian International MX series 2017. SDV difficult moments at the start, when Michele Cervellin (Honda HRC MX2), Benoit Paturel (Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing), Davide Bonini (KTM) and Ken Bengston (Yamaha) fell into ruin, seeing himself forced to retire. Without leaving any chance to reply the pilot of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing he slipped a fast lap after another, taking off from the very first lines, leaving behind Jeremy Van Horebeek (Monster Energy Yamaha Factory), Tim Gajser (Honda HRC MXGP ), and Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Factory) to fight for the remaining podium positions. During the tenth lap Slovenian World Champion of MXGP, he could bridge the gap with the Belgian, passing, only to fall, giving second place again. At the finish line ahead of Cairoli Van Horebeek, Gajser, Bobrysev (Honda HRC MXGP) and Glen Coldenhoff (Red Bull KTM Racing Factory). First among the drivers of the MX2, Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) sixth, while Romain Febvre had been compelled to retire after a violent fall in which he reported a strong blunt trauma.

ELITE Race Results

Elite Championship Standings