Despite super soggy conditions in Saturday’s qualifying, Sunday shaped up to be perfect weather and conditions for the MXGP round at Talavera de la Reina, Spain.
Max Nagl has made a good name for himself for being consistent in the MXGP series. He rode his way to a solid second place finish overall and maintains a fourth place standing in the MXGP Championship series.
Clement Desalle continues to make forward progress as his pre-season injuries heal and claimed fourth overall.
Christophe Charlier and Jordi Tixier both had frustrating weekends, finishing 18th and 12th respectively.
Max Nagl continues his MXGP Championship hunt with fever as he claims yet another podium in Mexico.
Max Nagl was a rocket on the starting gate, claiming hole shots in both motos of the weekend. 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 checkered 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.
Teammate Christophe Charlier had a fall during Saturday’s qualifying race that 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, enough for a 12th place overall.
Still on the road to recovery from pre-season injuries, Clement Desalle made big gains this weekend with a fifth place finish overall in Mexico.
Thor rider Max Nagl made an impressive showing in the MXGP of Argentina, claiming third overall. In race 1 Nagl had a great jump out of the gate and was on Antonio Cairoli’s rear tire for the first few corners of the race. Nagl had great speed and pushed ahead to take the lead, where he didn’t waste any time distancing himself from his competitors. Nagl maintained the lead all the way to the checkered flag for the win in moto 1. Nagl got another great start in moto 2, but a small mistake in the first corner pushed him back to sixth place. After a great battle with Romain Febvre and Jeremy Van Horebeke, the German fought back to fifth, resulting in a third overall for the weekend.
Nagl’s teammate Christophe Charlier continued to show signs of progress at the GP of Argentina. Steadily getting back to full fitness after his pre-season injury the Frenchman rode two strong motos to finish 12th and 10th respectively.
Clement Desalle raced to a top ten finish in Argentina as he recovers from his early season injuries.
Max Nagl continues to lead the MXGP championship after a solid second place finish at this past weekend’s race in Spain. Nagl claimed another holeshot and win in the first moto and settled for a third place in the second moto. He claimed second overall for the weekend and extended his championship point lead and retains the red plate as the series moves onto the next round on May 24th in the UK.
On fire in this year’s MXGP class, Max Nagl secured his fourth podium in five races. Second overall for the weekend was enough for Max to regain control of the championship lead.
The MXGP series picks up again on May 10th in Spain.
Thor rider Max Nagl continued to impress this weekend in Trentino Italy as he snagged another overall win in the MXGP series. Nagl had a solid second place finish in the first race then went on to hole shot and lead the entire second race from start to finish. This overall win has moved him up to second place in the championship standing, just one point shy of the current series leader. The series picks up again next weekend in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.
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.
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.