MXGP Patagonia Argentina: Finally the glory for Tony Cairoli!

The multiple World Motocross champion achieved his first triumph in our country, where he has thousands of fans.

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El World Motocross held the opening of its 2019 contest with the MXGP Patagonia Argentina, which was carried out in the circuit Patagonia Race Track located on the property of Coihues Rugby Club en Villa La Angostura (Neuquén). The great protagonist in the category MXGP, the most important, was the Italian Tony Cairoli (KTM), who was invincible and achieved his first success in these lands before more than 30.000 people.

The multiple champion of the specialty, who has many fans in our country, won both races and was escorted by the Slovenian Tim Gajser (Honda) and the Belgian Jeremy Van Horebeek (Sling). The best Argentine was Joaquin Poli (Sling), brand new winner of the 2019 edition of the Summer Enduro, who finished 21st in points.

Tony Cairoli paid off his debt to Argentine fans. Photo: Shakedown Team / MXGP Patagonia Argentina Press

“I am very happy, I was looking for this victory at this circuit. I always show my emotions and more in a country like this where they are very warm. There are many Argentines who encourage me all year round on social networks. So for me it is nice to be able to give them a victory ”, Cairoli recognized.

Meanwhile in MX2 the Spanish champion won Jorge Prado (KTM), who also won both races. The podium was completed by the Danish Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) and the Australian Mitchell evans (Sling). The best Argentine, meanwhile, was Nicolas Mana (KTM) in 26th place in the sum of the two races.

During the weekend it was confirmed that MXGP Patagonia Argentina will continue on the specialty calendar. "We have signed an agreement with Youthstream for the next two years, so we will surely be enjoying the event again", recognized the Arch. David Eli, competition coordinator.

MXGP Patagonia Argentina: Finally the glory for Tony Cairoli!
Jorge Prado won in MX2. Photo: Nicolás Jimenez.

“I am just the visible face of a team that works in an oiled way and that loves this event. This is the reason why good results are achieved. I want to acknowledge that this new date was possible thanks to the enormous effort made by the government of the Neuquén province through the Ministry of Tourism and also, to thank the municipality of Villa La Angostura, which for me is perhaps the most beautiful place in Argentina "Eli added.

As happened in previous years, the MXGP in Argentina It was a real party from which Villa La Angostura and the surrounding areas benefited. "We are very happy. As Governor Omar Gutiérrez says, the MXGP is already part of Villa La Angostura and of the people who are part of this 7 Lakes international tourist route ”, assured Marisa focarazzo, Minister of Tourism of Neuquén.

MXGP Patagonia Argentina: Finally the glory for Tony Cairoli!
More than 30.000 people attended the opening of the Motocross World Championship. Photo: Shakedown Team / MXGP Patagonia Argentina Press

“Seeing all the teamwork that we do as a team in the public sector, private sector and Más Eventos is a source of pride that adorns the Argentine flag. We work in pursuit of tourism development, not only of a province or a region, but of the country ”, culminated.

Checkered flag for a new edition of a race, which with effort and dedication, is on its way to becoming a classic in one of the most important two-wheel championships in the world.


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Diego durruty

Journalist with 30 years of experience. Worked in magazines STROKE, The graphic, Coequipier y Only TC, on the Internet sites SportsYa!, y and on the radios Rock pop y He covered the Dakar rally for the German agency dpa. He currently drives Two Daring Guys, columnist on the show WorldSport (AM Splendid) and in Surf & Rock FM.  He is also a teacher in SPORTS.

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