Antonio Cairoli (36) will end his MXGP World Championship career at the end of 2021, but the Red Bull KTM star will also be racing in 2022: including the top two stations of the US Nationals.
It is an open secret that Antonio Cairoly wanted to compete in isolated races even after the end of his GB career. The American Outdoor Series in particular topped his wish list. Now it’s fixed: the nine – time motocross world champion, who is making his debut at the Red Bull KTM in the 450cc class this season. Currently, launches are scheduled for the first two events in Bala (May 28) and Hangdown (June 4).
“I’m excited to finally confirm that I will be racing in the United States,” Tony declared. “Driving and racing in the United States is something I have always wanted to try. I love the look of the tracks there.”
Speaking about the approach to American adventure, the 36-year-old Italian said: “I had no pressure, or I did not get there in the same preparation I did for the World Cup. But I take it seriously and strive for good results. I know it will generate a certain amount of interest. It’s great to see friends and have fun. “
KTM Motorsport director Pitt Beyer is also waiting for the American guest appearance of the retired MXGP star. “Our Red Bull-KTM system means that the United States can fully support Tony. He’s an icon and still an integral part of our racing program, and I feel like this is the least we can do to recoup all the successes, titles and stories he brought to us 10+ years ago. I think American motocross fans will be delighted to see some of the talent that made Tony one of the best riders in world championship history. “
Red Bull KTM North America Team Manager Ian Harrison admits: “We are proud to have a rider and one person like Tony in our organization. He is the true legend of the game and one of the best drivers of modern times. Its achievements are in line with its impact around the world. We know he is getting ready for the match here and we have worked hard to give him the best support. We’ve seen him very competitive at the end of the 2021 MXGP season, so I think American fans will be excited to see him active. “
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