Thor Race Report


More podium success brings Max Nagl closer to the top of the MXGP standings

Wrapping up round five of the Motocross World Championship in Mexico with two third place moto finishes as well as third in the GP’s overall classification, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl has moved into the top five of the MXGP championship standings.

Capitalising on the hard work put in by his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team in readying his FC 450 for the high altitude Mexican GP, Nagl stormed out of the gate to grab the holeshot in both MXGP motos.

Holding on to fourth for the most part of the opening race the German made a late charge that allowed him to pass Evgeny Bobryshev for an eventual third position at the chequered flag. Finding himself in third early on in moto two, Nagl went on to round out the GP of Mexico with another third place finish.

For Nagl’s MXGP teammate Christophe Charlier a fall during Saturday’s qualifying race almost meant the end of his Mexican GP. Managing to put the crash behind him the Frenchman came back strong on Sunday to collect 13th a 12th place results from the two MXGP motos.

Clement Desalle took his Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team KX450-SR to fifth place.

The Belgian, still on the road to recovery from his pre-season injuries, made asignificant step forward with this result and returns to Europe full of confidence for a rapid return to the podium in the upcoming rounds of the series. After a solid qualification at the tortuous track 1800 metres above sea level he quickly established himself in fifth position in the opening moto and rode a solid race to finish in that position, just half a minute behind thewinner. Clement also maintained fifth place throughout the second race to secure fifth place overall on the day and make giant strides towards a top ten series ranking despite his difficult start to the campaign.

Riders and Team’s return to Europe before heading to Latvia for round 6 on the 1st of May.

Race results:

MXGP Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), 35:08.054;
2. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:04.315;
3. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Husqvarna), +0:08.295;
4. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:13.662;
5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:31.207;
6. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:35.377;
7. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), +0:36.711;
8. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +0:38.658;
9. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Yamaha), +0:46.175;
10. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:46.828

MXGP Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), 35:32.594;
2. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), +0:16.264;
3. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Husqvarna), +0:27.592;
4. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:36.883;
5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:45.418;
6. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:51.089;
7. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:54.127;
8. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Yamaha), +0:58.423;
9. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +1:13.686;
10. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +1:16.958

MXGP Overall Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 47 points;
2. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 47 p.;
3. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 40 p.;
4. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 36 p.;
5. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 32 p.;
6. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 27 p.;
7. Valentin Guillod (SUI, YAM), 25 p.;
8. Tommy Searle (GBR, KAW), 24 p.;
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 24 p.;
10. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, SUZ), 24 p.

MXGP Championship Top Ten:
1. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 219 points;
2. TimGajser (SLO, HON), 216 p.;
3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 171 p.;
4. EvgenyBobryshev (RUS, HON), 170 p.;
5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 165 p.;
6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 162 p.;
7. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, SUZ), 127 p.;
8. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 122 p.;
9. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 104 p.;
10. Tommy Searle (GBR, KAW), 98 p.