KTM’s Antonio Cairoli has won both races at the Dutch MX1 motocross world championship to maintain the new KTM 350 SX-F’s success.
The KTM factory designed and produced a 350cc engine to replace the previous 450cc for the former three time world champion Cairoli.
The 450cc engine used previously for 12 years, was too powerful for the current motocross world champion.
Despite the bigger engine allowing for faster speeds, riders complained of a lack of control causing fatigue in long races.
Cairoli is so far the only racer to downsize his engine, ensuring he preserved control over his KTM 350 SX-F.
Cairoli from Team Red Bull secured his second consecutive success in the Netherlands after finishing ahead of Steve Ramon on the Suzuki RM450X.
David Philippaerts, on a Yamaha YZ450-F took his first podium of the season finishing third.
1. Antonio Cairoli KTM
2. Steve Ramon Suzuki
3. David Philippaerts Yamaha
4. Tanel Leok Honda
5. Max Nagl KTM
1. Antonio Cairoli KTM Team Red Bull De Carli 138
2. Max Nagl KTM Team Red Bull De Carli 120
3. Steve Ramon Suzuki Team Teka 101
5. David Philippaerts Yamaha Team Yamaha Monster 100