Mantova MXGP Results 2019

Cycle News Staff | May 13, 2019

The Mantova MXGP was expected to take place on a dry, hard-packed surface, but Mother Nature had other plans and dumped a heap of water on the racing surface prior to Sunday’s motos. The mud helped points leader and 9-time World Champion Antonio Cairoli pull clear from former World Champ Tim Gajser, as Gajser had a ton of trouble in the inclement conditions.

Mantova MXGP Results

Mantova MXGP Results 2019
Antonio Cairoli’s strong day in the Italian mud put him 40 points clear of Tim Gajser in the 2019 MXGP World Championship. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY YOUTHSTREAM

Red Bull KTM’s Cairoli grabbed the holeshot in the first moto while Honda’s Gajser washed the front end in the muddy first turn and went over the bars, taking down a bunch of racers with him. Gajser made matters worse for himself with more crashes as the race wore on, eventually finishing 10th in the moto while Cairoli cruised home to his sixth moto win of the year. Behind Cairoli came 2017 MX2 World Champ Pauls Jonass on his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna and fellow Husky pilot Arminas Jasikonis. Then came KTM’s Max Anstie, Kawasaki’s Clement Desalle, and Yamaha’s Gautier Paulin.

Mantova MXGP Results

Mantova MXGP Results 2019
Pauls Jonass (41) battles it out with Jeremy Seewer (91) in the mud. Jonass was second overall on the day. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY YOUTHSTREAM

Cairoli got the holeshot yet again in the second moto, and while Gajser got through turn one unscathed this time, Cairoli was chased early by Paulin and Honda’s Brian Bogers, while Anstie ended up in a crash with RFX KTM’s Shaun Simpson. Cairoli cruised to another seemingly routine victory—his seventh moto win of the year out of 10 motos run—over Bogers, who passed Paulin in the early going for the spot. Then came Jonass, Paulin, KTM’s Glenn Coldenhoff, and then Honda’s Tim Gajser.

The 10-6 score for Gajser cost him 24 points to Cairoli, and although Gajser still sits second in points, well clear of Paulin in third, he now trails Cairoli by 40 points after only five rounds of racing. There are 13 rounds left to run.

Mantova MX2 Results

Mantova MXGP Results 2019
Jorge Prado is on another level in MX2. He’s won all 8 motos in which he has participated and sits only 7 points back in the title chase despite missing round two altogether. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY YOUTHSTREAM

In the MX2 division, Red Bull KTM’s defending MX2 World Champ Jorge Prado is closing back in on points leader Thomas Kjer-Olsen who has led the points since Prado’s no-score day at round two in England.

Prado went 1-1 in Mantova while Olden could only managed a 6-2 score for second overall. Prado led every lap of both motos in Mantova.

Mantova MX2 Results

Mantova MXGP Results 2019
Thomas Kjer Olsen was second overall in Italy and is now only 7 points up in the championship. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY YOUTHSTREAM

With his two-moto sweep in Mantova, Prado has now won all eight motos in which he has competed, but trails Olsen in the championship by 7 points due to Prado’s absence at the Grand Prix of Great Britain, which Prado missed due to a shoulder injury.

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The series now heads to the Grand Prix of Portugal in Agueda this coming weekend.

Mantova MXGP Results 2019

Mantova MXGP Results 2019

Mantova MXGP Results 2019

Mantova MXGP Results 2019

Mantova MXGP Results 2019

Mantova MXGP Results 2019

Mantova MXGP Results 2019

Mantova MXGP Results 2019

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