Cairoli on respecting team orders: Every brand would have done the same

In the second moto at the MXGP of Garda at Arco di Trento, Antonio Cairoli slowed down to let his team mate, Jeffrey Herlings finish fourth as the Dutch rider is in contention for the MXGP title whereas Cairoli is not. 

The nine times world champion has posted a message on social media defending KTM’s decision and that every brand in the same situation would have done same – it’s hard to argue with that. 

Shockingly some people have also sent him death threats which is truly sickening! 

“5th overall today. Happy with the speed, not with the result but sometimes you need to respect team orders and help your team mates. Every Brand would have done the same if they had a team mate fighting for the world title. So to that few people sending me life threatening direct messages. STOP! I don’t deserve this because I always behave like a real gentleman INSIDE and OUTSIDE of the track”, Cairoli stated on social media. 

Pic: Ray Archer

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