Antonio Cairoli wins MXGP from Pietramurata, Herlings sees World Cup lead dwindle
Italian Antonio Cairoli (KTM) won the MXGP Grand Prix of Pietramurata in his own country on Wednesday, the fifteenth of eighteen World Championship rounds. The nine-time world champion finished third in the first heat and won the second in the second ahead of Slovenian reigning world champion Tim Gajser (Honda) and Frenchman Romain Fèbvre (Kawasaki).
With three races to go, it is very exciting in the World Cup position. Dutchman Jeffrey Herlings (KTM), who retired in the first heat and finished fourth in the second, leads with 573 points, just one more than Fèbvre and three more than Gajser.
Jeremy Van Horebeek (Beta) was the best Belgian on Wednesday in tenth place, ahead of Brent Van Doninck (Yamaha), twentieth, and Kevin Strijbos (Yamaha), 23rd.
The Pietramurata circuit received the second of three Grand Prix in a week on Wednesday. On Sunday there is still the GP of Garda on the same course. The World Cup will conclude with two rounds in Mantua (Italy), on November 7 and 10.