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Antonio "Tony" Cairoli (born 23 September 1985) is an Italian nine-time Grand Prix motocross world champion and widely regarded as one of the greatest motocross riders of all time.[2]

Tony Cairoli
Antonio Cairoli ITA FMI Yamaha FIM MX Mallory Park 2008 R6a.jpg
NationalityItalian
Born23 September 1985 (1985-09-23) (age 33)
Patti, Sicily, Italy
Motocross career
Years active2002 – present
Teams
Grands Prix88
(24 MX2, 39 MX1, 25 MXGP)[1]
Championships9
(MX2 2005, 2007; MX1 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; MXGP 2014, 2017)
Wins172
(54 MX2, 75 MX1, 45 MXGP)
GP debut2002, GP of Belgium, 125cc
First GP win2004, GP of Wales MX2

On 5 August 2012, in Czech Republic, he won his 50th GP in World Championship.[3]

Contents

Life and careerEdit

Cairoli was born in Patti, Sicily. He began his motocross Grand Prix career in 2002 riding a Yamaha. He was the 2005 FIM world champion in the MX2-GP class. In 2007 he again won the MX2-GP world championship as well as the English supercross championship.[4] Cairoli claimed the 2009 MX1-GP FIM Motocross World Championship, and after moving to Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, successfully defended his title in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and MXGP 2014 .[5][6] Cairoli has won several motos on the Motocross des Nations, particularly in 2012 and 2013 when he managed to win every single moto he raced on. He lives with his wife Jill Cox between Rome, Italy and Lommel, Belgium, where he is training.[7]

AchievementsEdit

Year Motocycle World Championship MdN Italian Ch. Supercross Títles
MXGP MX1 MX2 Titles GP wins Races wins Race1 Race2 Nation's Overall European Ch. British Ch.
2001 ? 1st Cadet 1
2002 ? 1st Junior 1
2003 ? -
2004 Yamaha 3rd 1 1 18th 26th 15th -
2005 Yamaha 1st MX2 6 12 39th 36th 13th 1
2006 Yamaha 2nd 3 11 10th 1st 4th 1st 1st 2
2007 Yamaha 24th 1st MX2 11[8] 23[8] 37th 14th 4th 1st 1st 1st 4
2008 Yamaha 6th 4 8 -
2009 Yamaha 1st MX1 4 9 1st 38th 6th 1
2010 KTM 1st MX1 8 15 2nd 4th 5th 1
2011 KTM 1st MX1 6 9 40th 37th 16th 1
2012 KTM 1st MX1 11 21 1st 1st 5th 1
2013 KTM 1st MX1 9 20 1st 1st 3rd 1
2014 KTM 1st MXGP 9 15 40th 19th 6th 1
2015 KTM 7th 2 5 - - - -
2016 KTM 2nd 3 5 2nd 2nd 5th -
2017 KTM 1st MXGP 6 9 11th 7th 7th 1
2018 KTM 2nd - 2 6 6th 4th 2nd -
Total titles 2 5 2 9 85 169 3 3 0 2 2 1 16
9 world titles

Results by seasonsEdit

2004–2006Edit

2004 MX2 World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Flanders 15th 21st
  Spain 14th 5th 8th
  Portugal 12th 4th 5th
  Netherlands 3rd 10th 5th
  Germany 8th 6th 5th
  Benelux 3rd 3rd 3rd
  United Kingdom DNS DNS DNS
  France 2nd 10th 5th
  Italy 9th 2nd 4th
  Belgium 7th 13th
  Sweden 15th 5th 7th
  Czech Republic 1st 6th 3rd
  Wallonia 2nd 4th 1st
  Europe [9] 5th 4th 4th
  Ireland 3rd 4th 2nd
  South Africa 5th 2nd 3rd
3rd
 
2005 MX2 World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Flanders 5th 4th 5th
  Spain 2nd 8th 2nd
  Portugal 1st 1st 1st
  Belgium 1st - 6th
  Europe [10] 2nd 16th 7th
  Japan 1st 4th 2nd
  United Kingdom 13th 20th
  Italy 1st 2nd 1st
  France DNS DNS DNS
  Sweden 1st 1st 1st
  South Africa 9th 2nd 3rd
  Wallonia 1st 1st 1st
  Czech Republic 1st 2nd 1st
  Germany 1st 1st 1st
  United Kingdom 3rd 20th 11th
  Netherlands 7th 8th 5th
  Ireland 5th 19th 10th
World Champion
 
2006 MX2 World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Flanders 15th 2nd 8th
  Spain 1st 8th
  Portugal 1st 10th 3rd
  Germany 5th 7th 5th
  Japan 4th 1st 2nd
  Bulgaria 1st 6th
  Italy 2nd 2nd 2nd
  United Kingdom 6th 1st 2nd
  Sweden 2nd 12th 6th
  South Africa 2nd 1st 1st
  United Kingdom 11th 1st 4th
  Belgium 1st 1st 1st
  Northern Ireland 2nd 7th 3rd
  Netherlands 2nd 3rd 2nd
  France 1st 1st 1st
2nd

2007–2009Edit

2007 MX2 World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Benelux 1st 1st 1st
  Spain 2nd 1st 1st
  Portugal 1st 1st 1st
  Italy 1st 1st 1st
  Germany 1st 1st 1st
  Japan 3rd 1st 2nd
  France 1st 1st 1st
  Bulgaria 1st 1st 1st
  Sweden 1st 1st 1st
  Italy (Faenza) 1st 2nd 2nd
  Czech Republic 1st 2nd 2nd
  Belgium 16th 2nd 8th
  Northern Ireland 1st 1st 1st
  United Kingdom [11] DNS DNS DNS
  United Kingdom [12] 2nd 1st 1st
  Netherlands 1st 1st 1st
World Champion
 
2008 MX2 World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Netherlands 2nd 2nd 2nd
  Spain 2nd 11th 4th
  Portugal 1st 1st 1st
  Bulgaria 1st 19th 7th
  Italy 4th 1st 1st
  United Kingdom 1st 1st 1st
  France 3rd 10th
  Germany 1st 2nd 2nd
  Sweden 2nd 1st 1st
  South Africa
  Belgium N.P. N.P. N.P.
  Czech Republic N.P. N.P. N.P.
  Ireland N.P. N.P. N.P.
  Benelux N.P. N.P. N.P.
  Italy [13] N.P. N.P. N.P.
6th
 
2009 MX1 World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Italy 4th 5th
  Bulgaria 7th 4th 6th
  Turkey 1st 1st 1st
  Benelux 1st 3rd 2nd
  Turkey 1st 1st 1st
  Spain 8th 1st 3rd
  United Kingdom 10th 8th 8th
  France 7th 2nd 3rd
  Germany 2nd 1st 1st
  Latvia 2nd 1st 1st
  Sweden 4th 1st 2nd
  Belgium 5th 2nd 3rd
  Czech Republic 6th 2nd 4th
  Netherlands 5th 4th 6th
  Brazil 6th 12th 9th
World Champion

2010–2012Edit

2010 MX1 World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Bulgaria 5th 1st 2nd
  Italy [14] 2nd 1st 1st
  Netherlands 1st 1st 1st
  Portugal 5th 1st 2nd
  Spain 6th 3rd 4th
  United States 1st 3rd 1st
  France 1st 3rd 2nd
  Germany 4th 2nd 4th
  Latvia 6th 1st 2nd
  Sweden 1st 1st 1st
  Luxembourg 1st 1st 1st
  Czech Republic 2nd 1st 1st
  Brazil 2nd 1st 1st
  Benelux 2nd 1st 1st
  Italy 33rd
World Champion
 
2011 MX1 World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Bulgaria 7th 10th 9th
  Netherlands 1st 2nd 1st
  United States 2nd 11th 5th
  Brazil 1st 2nd 2nd
  France 2nd 3rd 2nd
  Portugal 2nd 2nd 2nd
  Spain 2nd 1st 1st
  Sweden 5th 2nd 3rd
  Germany 2nd 2nd 2nd
  Latvia 1st 1st 1st
  Belgium 1st 1st 1st
  Czech Republic 1st 4th 2nd
  United Kingdom 3rd 1st 1st
  Europe 3rd 2nd 1st
  Italy - - -
World Champion
 
2012 MX1 World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Netherlands 1st 1st 1st
  Bulgaria 4th 3rd 3rd
  Italy 3rd 1st 2nd
  Mexico 1st 3rd 1st
  Brazil 8th 9th 8th
  France 1st 1st 1st
  Portugal 3rd 2nd 3rd
  Belgium 1st 1st 1st
  Sweden 35th 30th 30th
  Latvia 1st 2nd 1st
  Russia 1st 1st 1st
  Czech Republic 1st 1st 1st
  United Kingdom 1st 1st 1st
  Benelux 1st 1st 1st
  Europe 1st 1st 1st
  Germany 1st 1st 1st
World Champion

2013–2015Edit

2013 MX1 World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Qatar 3rd 1st 2nd
  Thailand 1st 1st 1st
  Netherlands 1st 2nd 1st
  Italy 1st 1st 1st
  Bulgaria 4th 1st 2nd
  Portugal 3rd 1st 2nd
  Brazil 1st 1st 1st
  France 2nd 1st 1st
  Italy 4th 2nd 3rd
  Sweden 1st 1st 1st
  Latvia 2nd 1st 1st
  Finland 1st 1st 1st
  Germany 2nd 1st 1st
  Czech Republic 4th 7th 5th
  Belgium 1st 2nd 2nd
  United Kingdom 1st 18th 7th
  Europe 4th 1st 3rd
World Champion
 
2014 MXGP World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Qatar 2nd 3rd 3rd
  Thailand 1st 1st 1st
  Brazil[15] 1st 1st 1st
  Italy[16] 6th 4th 5th
  Bulgaria 2nd 1st 1st
  Netherlands 3rd 1st 1st
  Spain 6th 2nd 4th
  United Kingdom 1st 2nd 1st
  France 2nd 3rd 3rd
  Italy[17] 1st 1st 1st
  Germany 5th 4th 5th
  Sweden 1st 1st 1st
  Finland 1st 1st 1st
  Czech Republic 3rd 2nd 3rd
  Belgium 1st 1st 1st
  Brazil[18]
  Mexico
World Champion
 
2015 MXGP World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Qatar 3rd 4th 4th
  Thailand 5th 1st 3rd
  Argentina 2nd 2nd 3rd
  Italy 1st 2nd 2nd
  Netherlands 28th 7th 11th
  Spain 3rd 1st 1st
  United Kingdom 1st 3rd 1st
  France 1st 7th 3rd
  Italy 7th 18th 13th
  Germany 14th 6th 9th
  Sweden 13th 3rd 7th
  Latvia 4th 4th 5th
  Czech Republic DNS DNS DNS
  Belgium DNS DNS DNS
  Italy DNS DNS DNS
  Netherlands DNS DNS DNS
  Mexico DNS DNS DNS
  United States 5th 30th 13th
7th

2016–2018Edit

2016 MXGP World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Qatar 6th 4th 5th
  Thailand 2nd 12th 5th
  Europe 7th 2nd 4th
  Argentina 2nd 2nd 2nd
  Mexico 6th 9th 6th
  Latvia 3rd 2nd 2nd
  Germany 1st 1st 1st
  Italy 1st 2nd 1st
  Spain 5th 9th 7th
  France 3rd 7th 4th
  England 2nd 10th 6th
  Italy 6th 3rd 4th
  Czech Republic 7th 8th 7th
  Belgium 6th 2nd 3rd
   Switzerland 1st 5th 1st
  Netherlands 4th 1st 2nd
  United States 13th 14th 14th
  United States 2nd 2nd 2nd
2nd
 
2017 MXGP World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Qatar 1st 1st 1st
  Indonesia 4th DNS 4th
  Argentina 9th 5th 7th
  Mexico 4th 2nd 2nd
  Italy 1st 2nd 1st
  Europe 9th 1st 4th
  Latvia 5th 2nd 2nd
  Germany 2nd 1st 1st
  France 2nd 3rd 2nd
  Russia 2nd 9th 5th
  Italy 1st 1st 1st
  Portugal 2nd 1st 1st
  Czech Republic 3rd 1st 1st
  Belgium 2nd 2nd 2nd
   Switzerland 3rd 4th 3rd
  Sweden 9th 7th 7th
  United States 3rd 2nd 3rd
  Netherlands 2nd 6th 4th
World Champion
 
2018 MXGP World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Argentina 1st 2nd 2nd
  Netherlands 2nd 2nd 2nd
  Spain 1st 1st 1st
  Italy 4th 2nd 3rd
  Portugal 2nd 2nd 2nd
  Russia 2nd 5th 3rd
  Latvia 2nd 2nd 2nd
  Germany 6th 5th 6th
  United Kingdom 2nd 2nd 2nd
  France 3rd 2nd 2nd
  Italy 1st 1st 1st
  Indonesia 1st 2nd 2nd
  Indonesia 3rd 4th 4th
  Czech Republic 2nd 2nd 2nd
  Belgium 2nd 2nd 2nd
   Switzerland 8th 6th 7th
  Bulgaria 8th 2nd 4th
  Turkey 2nd 15th 8th
  Netherlands 2nd 2nd 2nd
  Italy DNS DNS DNS
2nd

2019Edit

2019 MXGP World Championship
Nation 1st race 2nd race Overall
  Argentina 1st 1st 1st
  United Kingdom 1st 2nd 1st
  Netherlands 1st 1st 1st
  Italy 2nd 2nd 2nd
  Italy 1st 1st 1st
  Portugal 2nd 2nd 2nd
  France 8th 16th 7th

InjuriesEdit

  • 2008 – Torn Acl (Knee, MXGP of South Africa)
  • 2014 – Knee injury (at MXDN Kegums, Latvia)
  • 2015 – Fractured elbow (MXGP of Maggiora, Italy)
  • 2016 – 2 broken ribs, wrist injury[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Antonio Cairoli – MXGP". mxgp.com. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  2. ^ Antonio Cairoli results at www.motocrossmx1.com
  3. ^ "Tony Cairoli stellare: vince il 50° GP" (in Italian). motociclismo.it. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  4. ^ Antonio Cairoli career profile
  5. ^ 2009 FIM MX1-GP final standings
  6. ^ 2010 FIM MX1-GP final standings
  7. ^ "Antonio Cairoli: "Velocità, Fango e Gloria"" (in Italian). f1passion.it. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  8. ^ a b One Race and one GP in MX1
  9. ^ Gaildorf  
  10. ^ Teutschenthal  
  11. ^ The team let Cairoli race in the MX1 class.
  12. ^ In MX1 class.
  13. ^ Florence
  14. ^ Fermo
  15. ^ Beto Carrero
  16. ^ Arco di Trento
  17. ^ Maggiora
  18. ^ Goiânia
  19. ^ "Rider Profile: Antonio Cairoli on Gatedrop.com". Gatedrop.com. Gatedrop. Retrieved 11 September 2017.

External linksEdit


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ben Townley
Motocross World Championship
MX2 Champion

2005
Succeeded by
Christophe Pourcel
Preceded by
Christophe Pourcel
Motocross World Championship
MX2 Champion

2007
Succeeded by
Tyla Rattray
Preceded by
David Philippaerts
Motocross World Championship
MX1/MXGP Champion

20092014
Succeeded by
Romain Febvre
Preceded by
Tim Gajser
Motocross World Championship
MXGP Champion

2017
Succeeded by
Incumbent