Watch Antonio Cairoli charge through the field in the second moto of the fifth round of the 2017 FIM World Motocross championship in Italy!
After winning race 1 the gate dropped in Race 2 and the multiple world champion came across the Fox Holeshot line just behind defending champ Tim Gajser but he made a mistake and got stuck in the second corner.
The error put him in near 20th, and the Italian fans couldn’t believe their eyes. After the first lap Cairoli crossed the line in 15th position having already passed several riders. With his first race being a victory and Gajser out front Cairoli needed to place 2nd in race 2 to claim the GP win.
With 13 of the world’s best motocross riders between him and the overall, the task of winning seemed impossible. Cairoli found motivation in the form of the Italian fans cheering and he started his amazing comeback, gaining positions one lap after another he would eventually catch Arnaud Tonus in 6th position, who forced Cairoli to get creative with his passing. Cairoli finally found a way through and passed Tonus on lap 13, he would use this same spot on the track lap after lap passing Gautier Paulin, Clement Desalle, Jeffrey Herlings, and most significantly Evgeny Borbryshev for second on the next to last lap!
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