Tony Cairoli only rider to win at least a GP a year for 16 (!!!!) straight years

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3/3/2019 11:48 AM

Second best was 11 years...just saying

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3/3/2019 11:50 AM

most careers dont last 16 year ..impressive it is

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the funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realise it doesn't say anything it's to late to stop reading it

3/3/2019 11:56 AM

AC222 is one hell of a rider, and an equally great ambassador for the sport. If you haven’t seen Tony Cairoli The Movie, it’s definitely worth a watch.

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3/3/2019 11:59 AM

Not only that, but he was completely dominant in doing so. The only man who could give him a run for his money this weekend is sat at home with a broken foot.

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I no longer regret my username.


3/3/2019 12:12 PM

That’s insane. So sick

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3/3/2019 12:12 PM

Justin345 wrote:

AC222 is one hell of a rider, and an equally great ambassador for the sport. If you haven’t seen Tony Cairoli The Movie, it’s definitely worth a watch.

his first win was on the legendary track of Namur in 2004.I wish we had that track back

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3/3/2019 1:13 PM

Tony is a badazz legend.

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3/3/2019 1:15 PM

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3/3/2019 1:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/6/2019 5:39 AM

And it took the guy 9 years it seemed to get the respect he deserved. I always get a kick out of my fellow Americans who didn’t give em the time of day until RV went over there, now they praise him non stop. As they should. I have said it before, After RC he is the best Champinship racer of all time from either side of the pond. Perhaps not always the fastest or most dominant but when it come to putting number 1 plates on the wall he is second to only one.

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3/3/2019 1:44 PM

After all these years and you’ll not find one person in the paddock who dislikes him. Respect for a humble champion

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“If you don’t crash alot, you just ain’t going fast enough” Chandler

3/3/2019 2:02 PM

Park Boys wrote:

And it took the guy 9 years it seemed to get the respect he deserved. I always get a kick out of my fellow Americans who didn’t give em the time of day until RV went over there, now they praise him non stop. As they should. I have said it before, After RC he is the best Champinship racer of all time from either side of the pond. Perhaps not always the fastest or most dominant but when it come to putting number 1 plates on the wall he is second to only one.

I'd put Stefan up with those two as well...they're immortals

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3/3/2019 2:04 PM

Nice, he can use the purse money to get a fresh set of veneers.

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3/3/2019 2:06 PM

Hcallz5 wrote:

Nice, he can use the purse money to get a fresh set of veneers.

Geez....

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3/3/2019 2:11 PM

I hav tony and everts. Over herlings so far. Until jeffrey retires. Then we can see. And. None of them are Rc not even close.

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3/3/2019 2:12 PM

I have tony and everts. Over herlings so far. Until jeffrey retires. Then we can see. And. None of them are Rc not even close.

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3/3/2019 2:57 PM

Rooting for the"old man" as always this year. Just a monster year after year and a total class act. I know some don't care about that stuff but I appreciate a classy champion.

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Are you smart enough to buy a bike that costs less, weighs less, makes more horsepower per cubic centimeter, can be rebuilt for recycled aluminum can money and is giggle inducing? It is hard to believe that the American riding public flunks this test en masse. How stupid are you?

3/3/2019 3:05 PM

I was surprised by him in the first couple years. Since then I hope he keeps kickin!

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3/4/2019 1:40 AM

Impressive record! One unlikely to be broken!

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3/4/2019 1:45 AM

Park Boys wrote:

And it took the guy 9 years it seemed to get the respect he deserved. I always get a kick out of my fellow Americans who didn’t give em the time of day until RV went over there, now they praise him non stop. As they should. I have said it before, After RC he is the best Champinship racer of all time from either side of the pond. Perhaps not always the fastest or most dominant but when it come to putting number 1 plates on the wall he is second to only one.

RV has the same amount of titles...

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Cheers, Crush
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3/4/2019 2:52 AM

Park Boys wrote:

And it took the guy 9 years it seemed to get the respect he deserved. I always get a kick out of my fellow Americans who didn’t give em the time of day until RV went over there, now they praise him non stop. As they should. I have said it before, After RC he is the best Champinship racer of all time from either side of the pond. Perhaps not always the fastest or most dominant but when it come to putting number 1 plates on the wall he is second to only one.

Crush wrote:

RV has the same amount of titles...

Is it so difficult to accept that national titles are not world titles, and that Supercross is something else?

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3/4/2019 3:22 AM

Will he retire at the end of this year when he wins the title?

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3/4/2019 3:25 AM

Bidirella wrote:

Will he retire at the end of this year when he wins the title?

I think he signed a 2 year contract last year, but i'm not sure

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3/4/2019 3:37 AM

Park Boys wrote:

And it took the guy 9 years it seemed to get the respect he deserved. I always get a kick out of my fellow Americans who didn’t give em the time of day until RV went over there, now they praise him non stop. As they should. I have said it before, After RC he is the best Champinship racer of all time from either side of the pond. Perhaps not always the fastest or most dominant but when it come to putting number 1 plates on the wall he is second to only one.

Crush wrote:

RV has the same amount of titles...

tommyjif wrote:

Is it so difficult to accept that national titles are not world titles, and that Supercross is something else?

What does that have to do with anything? He said championship racer on both sides of the pond.

Look AC is amazing, no doubt... 9 titles in 15 years of GPs is unreal and second only to Stefun... But to the point of being the best championship racer... I can point to Townley, Pourcel, Rattray, and Herlings all having beat AC or left and argue there's less titles he might have got done if not for their USA aspirations.

RV. Two disciplines (harder to be good at two sports), 9 titles, never lost a premier title he completed (only really 2 others, 09 & 10 SX, 09MX he did one round), hell, he was only really beat for a regional SX title. 4 straight of the toughest offroad series in the world (him and MC), and lets be real, you have to give him a better than even chance of winning 09, 10, 12 and 14 MX. He beat everyone BAR RC unless you wanna add the MXdN, where i'm pretty sure he won his class each time and 100% pulled something out his ass when the others weren't getting it done.

RC once said "I think I do what I have to do, when I have to do it." RV is the definition of clutch, and to me, 2nd all time, from anywhere and I'm not so sure he'd have not put some blemishes on RC's books either.

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Cheers, Crush
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3/4/2019 4:31 AM

Park Boys wrote:

And it took the guy 9 years it seemed to get the respect he deserved. I always get a kick out of my fellow Americans who didn’t give em the time of day until RV went over there, now they praise him non stop. As they should. I have said it before, After RC he is the best Champinship racer of all time from either side of the pond. Perhaps not always the fastest or most dominant but when it come to putting number 1 plates on the wall he is second to only one.

Crush wrote:

RV has the same amount of titles...

The reason I say AC is the second best ever is because of his consistency. On one side it’s easier to say this about AC as he does one series and less races. To me winning the double “SX - MX” is the hardest and leads you to more chances of injury like what happend to RV. But in the era of RV RD started to build his Empire. With AC as soon as he got in the 450 class no one was building shit. By the end of 2014 and his sixth straight 450 title which was the best run in the history of the GPs he had 6 straight 450 titles. Only 3 of his competitiors at that point had more than 6 450 GP wins. RV was faster in his prime IMO but it took him a couple years to win and (realistically his 450 prime outdoors was the end of 2011 and 2013 only about 15-16 outdoor races) by the time he won in 2011 Dungey who was a year younger had two titles and in 2011 SX it was more about Stew throwing it away than anyone winning it he was so much faster at times and in 2011 MX it was all about Dungey’s bike being a hunk of shit. To me RV was clearly the man in 2012-13 and I agree though with it being harder to win in two (SX/MX) and RV had much more competition but still AC was always there and he even evloveld and hit another gear deep into his career in 2012 after Uddvella - spelling is off I know. From 05 through 14 in those 10 years he won 8 titles. 8!

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3/4/2019 4:51 AM

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3/4/2019 5:00 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/4/2019 5:01 AM

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Anyone but Ralph!

3/4/2019 5:04 AM

Park Boys wrote:

And it took the guy 9 years it seemed to get the respect he deserved. I always get a kick out of my fellow Americans who didn’t give em the time of day until RV went over there, now they praise him non stop. As they should. I have said it before, After RC he is the best Champinship racer of all time from either side of the pond. Perhaps not always the fastest or most dominant but when it come to putting number 1 plates on the wall he is second to only one.

Crush wrote:

RV has the same amount of titles...

Park Boys wrote:

The reason I say AC is the second best ever is because of his consistency. On one side it’s easier to say this about AC as he does one series and less races. To me winning the double “SX - MX” is the hardest and leads you to more chances of injury like what happend to RV. But in the era of RV RD started to build his Empire. With AC as soon as he got in the 450 class no one was building shit. By the end of 2014 and his sixth straight 450 title which was the best run in the history of the GPs he had 6 straight 450 titles. Only 3 of his competitiors at that point had more than 6 450 GP wins. RV was faster in his prime IMO but it took him a couple years to win and (realistically his 450 prime outdoors was the end of 2011 and 2013 only about 15-16 outdoor races) by the time he won in 2011 Dungey who was a year younger had two titles and in 2011 SX it was more about Stew throwing it away than anyone winning it he was so much faster at times and in 2011 MX it was all about Dungey’s bike being a hunk of shit. To me RV was clearly the man in 2012-13 and I agree though with it being harder to win in two (SX/MX) and RV had much more competition but still AC was always there and he even evloveld and hit another gear deep into his career in 2012 after Uddvella - spelling is off I know. From 05 through 14 in those 10 years he won 8 titles. 8!

Tony does less races?

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3/4/2019 5:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/4/2019 5:11 AM

Crush wrote:

RV has the same amount of titles...

Park Boys wrote:

The reason I say AC is the second best ever is because of his consistency. On one side it’s easier to say this about AC as he does one series and less races. To me winning the double “SX - MX” is the hardest and leads you to more chances of injury like what happend to RV. But in the era of RV RD started to build his Empire. With AC as soon as he got in the 450 class no one was building shit. By the end of 2014 and his sixth straight 450 title which was the best run in the history of the GPs he had 6 straight 450 titles. Only 3 of his competitiors at that point had more than 6 450 GP wins. RV was faster in his prime IMO but it took him a couple years to win and (realistically his 450 prime outdoors was the end of 2011 and 2013 only about 15-16 outdoor races) by the time he won in 2011 Dungey who was a year younger had two titles and in 2011 SX it was more about Stew throwing it away than anyone winning it he was so much faster at times and in 2011 MX it was all about Dungey’s bike being a hunk of shit. To me RV was clearly the man in 2012-13 and I agree though with it being harder to win in two (SX/MX) and RV had much more competition but still AC was always there and he even evloveld and hit another gear deep into his career in 2012 after Uddvella - spelling is off I know. From 05 through 14 in those 10 years he won 8 titles. 8!

Robgvx wrote:

Tony does less races?

Yeah from 2009 through 2014 RV competed in more races even with his injuries which caused him to miss well over 40 races in that span.

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3/4/2019 5:51 AM

Justin345 wrote:

AC222 is one hell of a rider, and an equally great ambassador for the sport. If you haven’t seen Tony Cairoli The Movie, it’s definitely worth a watch.

line-up wrote:

his first win was on the legendary track of Namur in 2004.I wish we had that track back

That is very fitting. And i did not know it/remember it, thnx for the info.

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3/4/2019 5:52 AM

ruy wrote: Photo

HAHAHA that is soo silly. To be able to feel that for a day...

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