Update on cairoli riding:
FAMILY BEREAVEMENT FOR KTM FACTORY RIDER ANTONIO CAIROLI
It is with great sadness that KTM announces the passing of the mother of KTM factory rider and 2011 MX1 World Champion Antonio Cairoli who died after an extended illness today, Friday September 9, 2011 at home in Patti, Sicily. The management of the company and the entire KTM International Family extend deepest and sincere condolences to Antonio and his family.
Antonio’s mother Paola had been seriously ill for some time, and although she recently had made some improvement, her condition deteriorated dramatically during this past week and she passed away at 2.00 p.m. on Friday at home in Patti, surrounded by her husband Benedetto, son Antonio, other children and close family members. Antonio had immediately returned home to Sicily to be with his mother and family following his MX1 title victory last weekend in Gaildorf, Germany at the GP of Europe. The funeral will be at 5.00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 in the cathedral at Patti.
Claudio De Carli, Antonio’s long time manager and the Red Bull Teka KTM MX1 Team Boss is in now Sicily to support him. Out of respect, and in view of the bereavement of the Cairoli family, Claudio, together with the senior management of KTM has decided that Antonio will not take part in the final round for the MX1 World Championship to be held this weekend in Fermo, Italy. The management of KTM and the Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing Team wish to underline that in such sad circumstances, human and family values take precedent above all else.