Tony Cairoli blasts around Valencia on a KTM RC16


After being proclaimed MX world champion for the ninth time and recently tying the knot with his wife Jill, Cairoli has been out in Valencia doing some laps aboard a MotoGP spec KTM RC16.

Kitted out head to toe in leather, with the numbers ‘222’ on the front of the bike, Cairoli set off around the Spanish circuit – and by the looks of the photo’s currently doing the round, he was having a great time.

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After a few laps, Cairoli said: “KTM has made me a precious gift. I just married Jill but since you do not have the opportunity to ride a MotoGP every day, I ran to Valencia. I’m still excited…riding this bike is an incredible pleasure. The braking is crazy, but it’s all in the big: power, acceleration, manageability. It is difficult to find the limit, the bike is perfect and with a lot of curve grip. In a straight line I’ve gone through the 300 km / h, for me, I’m not used to this speed, it’s a whirlwind of adrenaline.”

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