Team Italy win 2021 Motocross of Nations – Cairoli gets Gold MXoN Medal

Sep 27, 2021 277

BY: Andrew Hill

In a dramatic finale after two days of MXoN racing, Tony Cairoli and Team Italy celebrated winning the 2021 Motocross of Nations on home soil in Mantova today. The first time Italy has won the prestigious Chamberlain Trophy in 19 years. Cairoli had a rough opening moto with the nine-time world champion only managing to finish in 21st place after a collision with the Netherlands Glenn Coldenhoff before they could even make it to the second straight. 

But strong MX2 rides are normally crucial to a team’s chances at the Nations and so it proved again with Italy’s Mattia Guadagnini delivering in both races with a 5-6 result, making him the second-best MX2 rider on the day. Austria’s Rene Hofer topped the MX2 classifications with two solid results.

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