Tony Cairoli

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Tony Cairoli
Antonio Cairoli ITA FMI Yamaha FIM MX Mallory Park 2008 R6a.jpg
Tony Cairoli at Mallory Park in 2008
Nationality Italian
Born 23 September 1985 (1985-09-23) (age 31)
Patti, Sicily, Italy
Motocross career
Years active 2002 - present
Teams Yamaha (2004-2009) - KTM (2010-present)
Grands Prix 72
(24 MX2 and 48 MX1/MXGP)[1]
Championships 8
(MX2 2005, 2007; MX1 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; MXGP 2014)
Wins 144
(54 MX2 and 90 MX1/MXGP)
GP debut 2002, GP of Belgium, 125cc
First GP win 2004, GP of Wales MX2

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

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

Life and career[edit]

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 girlfriend Jill Cox between Rome, Italy and Lommel, Belgium, where he is training.[7]

Achievements[edit]

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 1
Total titles 1 5 2 8 72 144 3 3 0 2 2 1 15
8 world titles

Seasons[edit]

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
2nd
 
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 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 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 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 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

References[edit]

  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 Germany
  10. ^ Teutschenthal Germany
  11. ^ The team let race Cairoli in MX1 class.
  12. ^ In MX1 class.
  13. ^ Florence
  14. ^ Fermo
  15. ^ Beto Carrero
  16. ^ Arco di Trento
  17. ^ Maggiora
  18. ^ Goiânia

Current and past standings and results

External links[edit]

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 Champion

20092014
Succeeded by
Incumbent