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A week after the fast and spectacular Grand Prix of Great Britain at Matterley Basin, #mxgp travelled to the shallow and bumpy sand of the Eurocircuit in Valkenswaard a short distance south of Eindhoven. Pleasant and bright conditions cast memories of the snow-stricken 2018 edition of the Grand Prix further into the distance and Red Bull KTM were happy to welcome MX2 World Champion #jorgeprado back into action after the eighteen year old had recovered sufficiently from his left shoulder problem. The Dutch sand was rough, quick and demanding but it was also a stage for the talents and determination of the KTM troupe.
Still nursing a slight shoulder and neck complaint, #tonycairoli rode to his first Qualification Heat victory of the season on Saturday and across a Valkenswaard terrain that was dusty and relentless. #222 was watched by World Champion and teammate Jeffrey Herlings. The track roughened for Sunday and Cairoli grabbed two holeshots on his KTM 450 SX-Fto assist his breakaway from the pack. The first #moto was relatively comfortable for the nine times world champion but he faced late pressure from Tim Gajser in the second before posting his second 1-1 of the campaign.
Tony has now won five from the six motos so far in 2019, as well as all three Grands Prix in Argentina, UK and Holland. He elevated his career tally to 88 triumphs and holds a championship lead of 22 points over Gajser.
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