Thor Race Report


Earning a well-deserved runner-up spot in MXGP’s opening moto, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl rounded out his participation in the eighth round of the Motocross World Championship with fifth overall at the MXGP of Trentino in Italy.
Showing great form around a tough and rutted track, the German star powered his FC 450 to a great start in race one. Quickly placing himself insecond position behind race leader Tony Cairoli, Nagl delivered a committedperformance to secure the runner-up spot.Hoping to capitalise on his imposing speed, Nagl saw his chances for a season first overall victory diminish after a poor start in race two.
Hunting down the leaders he was forced to charge from 22nd position at the end of lap one. He courageously battled his way to eighth place for fifth overall at the GP of Trentino.
Continuing to show signs of progress Nagl’s MXGP teammate Christophe Charlier enjoyed a strong moto one performance. Getting a good jump out of the gate and racing in fourth position for the first few corners the Frenchman placed 10th at the finish line. Suffering a minor fall midway through moto two, Charlier wrapped up his GP with a 22nd place result in moto two to earn 16th overall in MXGPclass.
Jordi Tixier of the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team narrowly missed the top ten on his return from injury at the GP of Trentino, eighth round of the FIM World MXGP Motocross Championship. Clement Desalle was not in Italy, still recovering from the crash in Latvia.

The Frenchman was making his debut in the premier MXGP world championship classthis weekend, his first race since Mantova last August. He battled just outside the top ten in the opening GP moto to again finish thirteenth and advanced to eleventh place in race two to complete a highly satisfactory comeback to racing. He has now two weeks to prepare the next round in Spain, and so has his teammate who has not been able to be back on his Kawasaki after being hit in his back during the Latvian round of the series.
Round 9 of the series heads to Spain and the hillside circuit of Talavera on the 29th May.

Race results:

MXGP Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 33:50.549;
2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Husqvarna), +0:01.934;
3. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), +0:03.076;
4. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:05.585;
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:07.778;
6. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), +0:42.411;
7. Ben Townley (NZL, Suzuki), +0:48.079;
8. Tanel Leok (EST, KTM), +0:52.426;
9. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:57.919;
10. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:59.080.

MXGP Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), 33:54.298;
2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:00.565;
3. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:04.628;
4. Tim Gajser(SLO, Honda), +0:06.656;
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:12.571;
6. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), +0:20.509;
7. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Yamaha),+0:38.299;
8. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Husqvarna), +0:39.929;
9. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Honda), +0:44.670;
10. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +0:45.198.

MXGP Overall Top Ten:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 47 points;
2. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 40 p.;
3. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 36 p.;
4. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, SUZ), 35 p.;
5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 35 p.;
6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 32 p.;
7. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 32 p.;
8. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 21 p.;
9. Tanel Leok (EST, KTM), 20 p.;
10. Ben Townley (NZL, SUZ), 20 p.

MXGP Championship Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 335 points;
2. RomainFebvre (FRA, YAM), 331 p.;
3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 310 p.;
4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 273 p.;
5. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 264 p.;
6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 247 p.;
7. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, SUZ), 204 p.;
8. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 189 p.;
9. Valentin Guillod (SUI, YAM), 153 p.;
10. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 146 p.