MXGP of Italy, on the legendary venue of Maggiora, was marked out by a torrential rain that flooded the track and left the riders covered in mud. At the end of some tricky races, Yamaha Factory Racing Yamalube’s Romain Febvre in MXGP and Honda Gariboldi’s Tim Gajser in MX2 climbed the higher step of the podium. I shoot the race for Maggiora Park official report.

It was an amazing weekend for the former FIM Motocross World Champion DP19 Yamaha Racing’s David Philippaerts who played a huge part in the marvelous atmosphere here at his almost local circuit of Maggiora. Philippaerts was unfortunately edged off the podium with Kevin Strijbos’ last minute pass on Max Nagl. Nevertheless, the Italian who tied with Todd Waters on points, was undoubtedly a winner in the eyes of the public.

Tony Cairoli started the Italian Grand Prix with a sensational first corners of the qualifying race, which allowed him to took the lead, but unfortunately, during the first lap he had a bad crash, which forced the World Champion to retire from the race and to be brought to the Medical Center by ambulance. Tony decided to take the start of race one, in which, after a great start, struggled against the pain and the mud, up to finish in seventh place, on a track made treacherous by abundant rainfall. In race two, the situation went much worst and the decision to take his KTM 450SX-F at the starting gate, came only a few moments before the gates drop. Started in the back, Antonio fought until the last corner, showing great courage and determination to the Italian public, who rushed to see his idol, finishing eighteenth and collecting other three precious points.
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