Thor Race Report

THOR RACE REPORT: Nagl narrowly misses out MXGP win in Lommel.

An overall MXGP class win was well within the reach of Husqvarna’s MXGP class rider Max Nagl at Lommel, as the German star continued the impressive form that took him to overall victory at the recent GP of the Czech Republic. Winning the openingmoto, the FC 450 mounted rider was well placed to earn a second consecutiveoverall GP win until a simple fall in a slow speed right hard corner in thesecond moto resulted in him finishing seventh.

Frustratingly for Nagl his 1/7 score resulted in a second overall result, just one-point from the top step of the podium.
Nagl’s teammate Christophe Charlier crashed heavily in the opening moto and was unable to score any points during the GP of Belgium.

Clement Desalle of the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team claimed a fourth placed moto finish. The Belgian already showed his speed during qualifying as he raced to fourth place and he battled relentlessly throughout the first GP moto to pass the defending world champion for fourth place on the final lap. A podium seemed on the cards as he quickly moved tofourth place again and was closing dramatically on third until he made a mistake and crashed. Sadly the front brake was damaged in the incident and the handicap restricted him to tenth at the chequered flag.

Jordi was challenging for a top ten position in the first race until a crash pushed him back to twenty-fourth but he continued to battle to recover to twelfth at the finish. Race two was again difficult as he started thirtieth and a further crash restricted him to twentieth at thechequered flag.

The 3rd of back to back races will follow this weekend in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, with the new location bring a challenge to all riders.

Race results:

MXGP Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Maximilian Nagl (GER,Husqvarna), 34:19.494;
2. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +0:09.152;
3. KevinStrijbos (BEL, Suzuki), +0:13.700;
4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:16.852;
5. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), +0:18.247;
6. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:18.848;
7. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:38.021;
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:40.038;
9. Tanel Leok (EST, KTM), +0:43.251;
10. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:55.033

MXGP Race 2 Top Ten:
11. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda),34:41.636;
2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:13.289;
3. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), +0:36.471;
4. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:40.503;
5. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:47.864;
6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:53.330;
7. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Husqvarna), +1:00.924;
8. Arminas Jasikonis (LTU, Suzuki), +1:04.634;
9. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +1:08.197;
10. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +1:16.375

MXGP Overall Top Ten:
1. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, SUZ), 40 points;
2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 39 p.;
3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 37 p.;
4. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 32 p.;
5. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 31 p.;
6. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 31 p.;
7. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 29 p.;
8. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 29 p.;
9. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 26 p.;
10. Tanel Leok (EST, KTM), 22 p

MXGP Championship Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 607 points;
2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 504 p.;
3. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 490 p.;
4. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 464 p.;
5. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 445 p.;
6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 417 p.;
7. Valentin Guillod (SUI, YAM), 292 p.;
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 277 p.;
9. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 273 p.;
10. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, SUZ), 264 p