Returning to the top step of the podium, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ Max Nagl claimed the overall win at the MXGP of Patagonia, Argentina. In the opening race, Nagl came off the line strongly, but was pushed wide in the first set of corners, so the Husqvarna rider dropped down to around 10th overall. Nagl managed to fight his way back up to a third place finish. In the second moto, Nagl claimed the holeshot and opened up enough of an advantage to take his third race victory of the season, and with it the overall win.
In MX2, Dylan Ferrandis was hungry for a victory and quickly moved to the front in the opening moto, winning the race by more than seven seconds. A slip on lap two of the second race pushed the Frenchman temporarily back to sixth place, but he displayed great resolve to cross the line in second place and secure the overall victory on the combined score of the two races.
The GP series will return to Europe for round 4 of the 18 round series in Italy, Trentino on 18-19 April.
ThorMX rider Jason Anderson made a trip back to the podium at this weekend’s St louis Supercross. Anderson had multiple scraps throughout the night show, battling for the final transfer spot in his heat race and then banging bars with Peick and Tomac in the main. Anderson kept on the charge and raced to a third place podium finish, his second trip to the podium in his 450 rookie season.
ThorMX PC rider Joey Savatgy started the night with a commanding holeshot and win in his heat race. In the 250 main event Savatgy had another excellent start and maintained a third place position for the majority of the race. This is the third podium of the season for the 250 rookie.
The Supercross series heads back to the west on April 11 in Houstom TX.
ThorMX KTM Factory rider Kailub Russell took his third consecutive win in a row to remain undefeated in the GNCC Series. Russell rode a flawless race to the checkered flag with a dominant 38 second lead over his competitors. Fellow teammate Kacy Martinez also remained undefeated in the women’s class, taking her third win of the series. Now with three rounds into the series, she leads the championship by 8 points. The next GNCC event picks up in Union, SC on April 12, 2015.
Joey Savatgy kept calm and collected, despite a jarring technical track in Detroit that claimed many riders. Savatgy breezed through his heat race with a third place finish and carried this momentum into the main event. Savatgy had a strong start off the gate and maintained second place until Musquin caught him. They swapped positions a few times and Savatgy ended up with a third place finish. The east coast series picks up again next weekend in St Louis.
Thor KTM Factory Team rider Kailub Russell took another dominating win to make it two in a row for the first two rounds of the GNCC Series. Russell had a great jump off the start of the XC1 Pro class and pulled the holeshot as the riders rounded the first corner. Russell got bogged down in a few mud holes, but battled his way to an impressive win by over 2 minutes.
In the WXC class, Martinez pulled the holeshot and took the early lead. She had built a sizeable margin between herself and second place before she got stuck in a mud hole, then fell back to sixth. Martinez raced forward and on the final lap managed to battle her way to the top of the podium. This marks Martinez’s second consecutive win for the season.
Round 3 of the GNCC series picks up March 28th in Morganton, NC.
Ryan Villopoto came back with a vengeance for this weekend’s MXGP in Thailand. Villopoto wasted no time setting the pace for the weekend, with a soul-crushing 33 second lead over the second place rider during the qualifying race. Despite the scorching heat, Ryan continued pressing forward in the first moto and won with a comfortable lead going away. During the second moto Villopoto had a rough start and was run off track, but battled his way up to third place and maintained the position for the overall victory. It was RV’s first MXGP overall win and another step towards his quest for the championship.
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KTM Factory riders Kailub Russell and Kacy Martinez took wins at the opening round of the GNCC Series in the XC1 Pro and WXC classes respectively.
Russell got a great start off the line in the XC1 Pro class and quickly took the lead. He held it for the entire race and won with over two minutes between himself and second place.
Martinez began with a 10th place start, but passed for the lead within the first two miles. Once in the lead, she checked out and pulled almost two minutes over the next closest women’s rider.
The GNCC rider’s will now head to Washington, GA to compete in round 2 of the series on March 15, 2015
Max Nagl began his MXGP Championship campaign in perfect fashion with two wire to wire victories in Qatar aboard his FC450 Husqvarna. Nagl was flawless as he holeshot, and ran away from the pack in both motos; despite a track that got increasingly rougher as the night wore on. Max takes his points lead into round two of the FIM MXGP Series in Thailand on March 8.