How to watch: Antonio Cairoli Ducati´s debut at Ponte A Egola – Round 4 Italian Prestige


Round 4 of the Italian Prestige Motocross series in Ponte A Egola will be an unmissable appointment before the championship’s summer break with the debut of Antonio Cairoli on the Ducati Desmo450 and the return of Alberto Forato.


The premier class championship is perhaps the most uncertain in recent years: out of six heats contested, there have been five different winners and four riders at the top are within less than 150 points (a trifle, if you consider that a single victory each round is worth 250). The Swede Isak Gifting (Yamaha) is at the top of the standings, closely followed by Giuseppe Tropepe (Honda – Verolese), Alessandro Lupino (Ducati – Fiamme Oro) and the Slovenian Jan Pancar (KTM). With just one race run, Andrea Bonacorsi (Yamaha – Fiamme Oro) is already seventh and has opened up a minimal possibility of entering the fight for the title, as long as he continues to win and his opponents take points away from each other.

Entering into this already explosive context are the multiple world champion Antonio Cairoli (Ducati – Milani) and the reigning Italian champion Alberto Forato (Honda – Orbassano racing). These are the two drivers who announced their return to racing in Ponte a Egola: Tony coming out of retirement at the end of 2022, Alberto after a bad injury that caused him to miss the entire first part of the season. Clearly the fans’ eyes will be on them, to see how they will manage to behave.

Top 10 MX1 Standings post Round 3 of 6:

1Isak Gifting1020
2Guiseppe Tropepe100
3Alessandro Lupino944
4Jan Pancar886
5Cedric Soubeyras760
6Alvin Otslund620
7Andrea Bonacorsi500
8Simone Croci474
9Davide De Bortoli455
10Stefano Pezzuto447


After the exciting podium achieved last Sunday at the Italian GP of the World Championship, the reigning champ Valerio Lata wants to continue his streak at the top of the Prestige. His first rival, the Spaniard Yago Martinez (TM), lost many points in Montevarchi, due to a knee injury and a fall that slowed him down, but he doesn’t want to give up and continues to hope to reverse the trend .

Top 10 MX2 Standings post Round 3 of 6:

1Valerio Lata1500
2Yago Martínez1017
3Samuele Bernardini740
4Alessandro ManucciA720
5Mads Fredsoe647
6Saad Soulimani600
7Andrea Zanotti547
8Andrea Rossi465
9Matteo Puccinelli387
10Manuel Iacopi351


You can watch both MX1 and MX2 motos on YouTube via FXAction Live

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