Thor Race Report


Taking advantage of a strong moto two performance Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl wrapped up round 11 of the Motocross World Championship with a second place overall result at the GP of Great Britain.
Showing impressive speed around a fast Matterley Basin track the German star started the weekend securing a runner-up spot in MXGP’s qualifying race. With track conditions deteriorating for Sunday’s motos, Nagl was unable to get a good start in the first moto.Struggling to find passing spots he rode a smart moto to cross the line in seventh place.

Nagl lined up for the second MXGP moto knowing he had the speed to battle for the top. Powering his FC 450 to a strong start he took a clear holeshot and led the race for the first six laps. With rain coming into play halfway through the race he opted not to take any unnecessary risk and allowed Tim Gajser to pass. Crossing the line as a runner-up he placed himself on the MXGP podium for the fifth time this season.

For team-mate Christophe Charlier the GP of Great Britain ended with the Frenchman earning 17th place in the overall class standings.

It was Tixier's fourth race back from injury and he continues to show increased speed each race. After posting eleventh place in the timed practice session and the qualifying race on Saturday Jordi made further advances on post his best two results to date on race day with ninth in race one and sixth in race two. The combined results gave him eighth overall in the GP and he hasadvanced to nineteenth in the series standings despite missing the first seven rounds.

It was a mixed weekend for Desalle. The Belgian had set second fastest time intimed practice but was denied a better placing than seventh in the qualifying race after being squeezed out at the first turn. The first GP moto was a disappointment after a first lap crash but Clement rode with great determination to recover from thirty-second place on the opening lap to grab four points for seventeenth place and he carried the speed on into the second moto when, after starting fifth, he crossed the line an impressive fourth. Ninth overall in the Grand Prix, he is now twelfth in the series standings before the next round this weekend in Mantova, Italy.

Race results:

MXGP Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), 35:27.708;
2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:05.864;
3. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Yamaha), +0:09.678;
4. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:15.214;
5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Honda), +0:17.550;
6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:20.714;
7. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Husqvarna), +0:24.515;
8. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:34.354;
9. Jordi Tixier (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:37.237;
10. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:52.873.

MXGP Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), 34:12.109;
2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Husqvarna), +0:09.095;
3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Honda), +0:18.031;
4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:25.931;
5. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:42.948;
6. Jordi Tixier (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:00.390;
7. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Yamaha), +1:02.316;
8. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +1:15.080;
9. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +1:24.099;
10. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +1:32.758.

MXGP Overall Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 50 points;
2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 36 p.;
3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HON), 36 p.;
4. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 34 p.;
5. Valentin Guillod (SUI, YAM), 34 p.;
6. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 33 p.;
7. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 28 p.;
8. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KAW), 27 p.;
9. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 22 p.;
10. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 20 p.

MXGP Championship Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 482 points;
2. RomainFebvre (FRA, YAM), 408 p.;
3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 405 p.;
4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 378 p.;
5. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 367 p.;
6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 321 p.;
7. Valentin Guillod (SUI, YAM), 242 p.;
8. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 212 p.;
9. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, SUZ), 204 p.;
10. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 201 p.