Antonio Cairoli felt the pain of defeat at the Grand Prix of Indonesia, round twelve of the FIM Motocross World Championship, but also had to deal with some discomfort in his thumb. Cairoli crashed rather hard in the final moto of the day at Pangkal Pinang and hit his hand, but it remains to be seen if any significant damage has been sustained.
"I had a big crash, after the dragon's back, and hit my thumb so bad," Antonio Cairoli said in the post-race press conference. "I was warmed and kept going, so came a bit closer to Jeffrey [Herlings]. I was feeling a little bit stiff and I did not really have the feeling on my arm or on my hand anymore. I was riding on the clutch a little bit strange. I hope it is not too bad with my thumb, but I feel quite some pain at the moment. Hopefully we can check and be ready for next week."
After tying on points with Jeffrey Herlings in Indonesia, the deficit that Antonio Cairoli is currently facing is still at twelve points. The next round of the series, the Grand Prix of Asia at the new circuit of Semarang, will take place in just five days.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: KTM Images/Ray Archer