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A sunny Grand Prix of Germany at #teutschenthal was the scene of a powerful Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
performance with #tonycairoli (http://www.ktm.com/racing/mx/riders/tony-cairoli/) and Jeffrey Herlings
(http://www.ktm.com/racing/mx/riders/jeffrey-herlings/) sharing #moto victories and with the Sicilian grasping
his third overall triumph at what was the eighth round of nineteen in the 2017 campaign.
The undulating and hard-pack course provided its typical blend of speed, long ruts and bumpy sections and for the second year in a row #tonycairoli was able to master proceedings to go 2-1 in the two thirty
minute and two lap motos and defeat Latvian GP winner Jeffrey Herlings. Also riding a works KTM 450 SX-F (http://www.ktm.com/mx/450-sx-f-1/), Herlings owned the first race (posting a scorecard of 1-2) and collected his third podium finish in a row as runner-up. In the MX2 category Pauls Jonass (http://www.ktm.com/racing/mx/riders/pauls-jonass/) classified third overall for his sixth rostrum appearance of the season and continues to hold the red plate as championship leader.
A relentless thunderstorm Friday evening gave the Talkessel mud a thorough dowsing, and ensured a rough and technical layout on Saturday with line choice and deep ruts the distinctive obstacles through
the practice sessions and Qualification Heats. Cairoli aced his third Pole Position of 2017 after Tim Gajser’s crash and Herlings’ flight from fifth place to second ensured a pair of 450 SX-Fs occupying the two first gate slots.
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