As he marches towards his 10th World motocross championship Tony Cairoli of the Red Bull KTM Factory team picked up his 89th Grand Prix victory and his fourth of 2019. His 1-1 results in the mud of Mantova was a typically solid performance from the great Italian racer and extended his championship points lead over Tim Gajser to 40 points.

“You know it is a tricky situation with the weather and the start was the key,” Cairoli said. “Thanks to all the fans for coming with this weather.”

Unfortunately, the performance of Gajser in Trentino a month ago just wasn’t repeated in Mantova, as he crashed over and over again, something that has cost him so badly in the past.

What was nice was the return of Pauls Jonass of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team on the GP podium as the former MX2 World champion scored his first podium in the MXGP class. His poor off-season due to injury starting to be forgotten. Scoring 2-3 and second overall was a mammoth result for the Latvian in his MXGP debut season.

Cairoli another holeshot in the second MXGP moto from Paulin, Bogers, Jonass, Coldenhoff, Desalle, Searle, Gajser, Paturel, Lieber and Bernardini. Anstie and Simpson went down hard, with Anstie seemingly troubled to return. Monticelli also out of the race and in the mechanics’ area.

Cairoli running away again as he held a three-second lead on lap one. Searle dropped back to 15th place, and Jasikonis was back in 23rd place.

After three laps Cairoli had extended to four seconds ahead of Bogers, Jonass, Paulin, Coldenhoff, Gajser, Desalle, Paturel, Lieber, and Tonus in 10th.

Six laps and Cairoli held a seven-point second over Bogers, followed by Jonass, Paulin, Coldenhoff, Gajser, Desalle, Paturel, Tonus, and Seewer 10th. Jonass all over Bogers for second place, but Jonass nearly went down after the two nearly collided. Gajser crashed again and continued his horrible day.

Cairoli won it from Bogers and Jonass.

MXGP – Grand Prix Race 2 – Classification

1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 35:37.572; 2. Brian Bogers (NED, Honda), +0:07.068; 3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, Husqvarna), +0:11.327; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:15.790; 5. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:15.887; 6. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:17.780; 7. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:47.849; 8. Benoit Paturel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:51.229; 9. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +0:54.290; 10. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +1:11.509; 11. Vsevolod Brylyakov (RUS, Yamaha), +1:42.631; 12. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, Yamaha), +1:47.650; 13. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +1:55.188; 14. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Yamaha), +1:57.300; 15. Arminas Jasikonis (LTU, Husqvarna), +2:04.062; 16. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Honda), +2:10.659; 17. Sven Van der Mierden (NED, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 18. Anton Gole (SWE, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 19. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s); 20. Pascal Rauchenecker (AUT, KTM), -1 lap(s); 21. Tanel Leok (EST, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s); 22. Klemen Gercar (SLO, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s); 23. Davide De Bortoli (ITA, Honda), -2 lap(s); 24. Artem Guryev (RUS, Husqvarna), -2 lap(s); 25. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), -3 lap(s); 26. Petar Petrov (BUL, KTM), -8 lap(s); 27. Micha-Boy De Waal (NED, Yamaha), -10 lap(s); 28. Jonathan Bengtsson (SWE, KTM), -10 lap(s); 29. Jorge Zaragoza (ESP, Yamaha), -11 lap(s); 30. Julien Lieber (BEL, Kawasaki), -12 lap(s); 31. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, KTM), -15 lap(s); 32. Max Anstie (GBR, KTM), -16 lap(s);

MXGP – GP Classification

1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 50 points; 2. Pauls Jonass (LAT, HUS), 42 p.; 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, YAM), 33 p.; 4. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 30 p.; 5. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 29 p.; 6. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 26 p.; 7. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, YAM), 26 p.; 8. Arminas Jasikonis (LTU, HUS), 26 p.; 9. Brian Bogers (NED, HON), 23 p.; 10. Benoit Paturel (FRA, KAW), 19 p.; 11. Vsevolod Brylyakov (RUS, YAM), 19 p.; 12. Max Anstie (GBR, KTM), 18 p.; 13. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, YAM), 15 p.; 14. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 12 p.; 15. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, YAM), 11 p.; 16. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, YAM), 11 p.; 17. Tanel Leok (EST, HUS), 10 p.; 18. Tommy Searle (GBR, KAW), 8 p.; 19. Sven Van der Mierden (NED, YAM), 8 p.; 20. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, KAW), 7 p.; 21. Julien Lieber (BEL, KAW), 7 p.; 22. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, HON), 5 p.; 23. Anton Gole (SWE, YAM), 3 p.; 24. Petar Petrov (BUL, KTM), 3 p.; 25. Pascal Rauchenecker (AUT, KTM), 1 p.; 26. Klemen Gercar (SLO, HUS), 0 p.; 27. Davide De Bortoli (ITA, HON), 0 p.; 28. Artem Guryev (RUS, HUS), 0 p.; 29. Micha-Boy De Waal (NED, YAM), 0 p.; 30. Jonathan Bengtsson (SWE, KTM), 0 p.; 31. Jorge Zaragoza (ESP, YAM), 0 p.; 32. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, KTM), 0 p.; 33. Bence Szvoboda (HUN, KTM), 0 p.; 34. Austin Root (USA, HON), 0 p.; 35. Davide Bonini (ITA, KTM), 0 p.;

MXGP – World Championship Classification

1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 241 points; 2. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 201 p.; 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, YAM), 175 p.; 4. Arminas Jasikonis (LTU, HUS), 146 p.; 5. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 142 p.; 6. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, YAM), 124 p.; 7. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, HON), 118 p.; 8. Pauls Jonass (LAT, HUS), 109 p.; 9. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 100 p.; 10. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 94 p.; 11. Julien Lieber (BEL, KAW), 86 p.; 12. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, YAM), 82 p.; 13. Max Anstie (GBR, KTM), 74 p.; 14. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, KAW), 67 p.; 15. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, KTM), 66 p.; 16. Tommy Searle (GBR, KAW), 66 p.; 17. Brian Bogers (NED, HON), 55 p.; 18. Tanel Leok (EST, HUS), 45 p.; 19. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 36 p.; 20. Benoit Paturel (FRA, KAW), 32 p.; 21. Vsevolod Brylyakov (RUS, YAM), 25 p.; 22. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 20 p.; 23. Harri Kullas (EST, HON), 18 p.; 24. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 16 p.; 25. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, YAM), 15 p.; 26. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, YAM), 14 p.; 27. Anton Gole (SWE, YAM), 12 p.; 28. Petar Petrov (BUL, KTM), 10 p.; 29. Sven Van der Mierden (NED, YAM), 8 p.; 30. Dean Ferris (AUS, YAM), 6 p.; 31. Joaquin Poli (ARG, HON), 3 p.; 32. Pascal Rauchenecker (AUT, KTM), 2 p.; 33. Juan Pablo Luzzardi (ARG, KTM), 1 p.; 34. Jetro Salazar (PER, HON), 1 p.;

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Dan Lamb is a 12+ year journalist and the owner of MotoXAddicts.