Video: Cairoli’s costly crash in Russia!

Tony Cairoli looked set for a brilliant second overall in Russia with the 35 year old Italian on podium pace all day until this crash with a couple laps to go in race two took away 22 valuable points.

Cairoli said: “I’m quite disappointed with my mistake, especially with three laps to go and in a place where many people crash. It shouldn’t have happened and I should have thought a bit more. I was a bit distracted and crashed hard. Luckily, I didn’t hurt myself and wanted to restart as I had some time over the guys behind but the clutch was broken and bar was bent. It’s disappointing because I was feeling very good on this track after struggling in previous years. Let’s regroup and see what we can do in England.”