NAGL SECOND OVERALL AT GP OF GREAT BRITAIN

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MAX CLAIMS FIFTH PODIUM RESULT OF THE SEASON AT MATTERLEY BASIN

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.

Racing in front of his home crowd, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s MX2 rider Max Anstie kicked off the GP of Britain winning the qualifying race on Saturday afternoon. Unable to make good use of his advantageous starting position in moto one the Brit had to battle from 15th at the end of the first lap to an eventual eight place finish.

Getting a much better start in moto two Anstie stayed close to the leading group to finish in fourth position. Earning fifth overall at his home GP he also climbed to seventh in the class’ championship standings.

Enjoying the most successful GP of his rookie season in the Motocross World Championship Conrad Mewse secured an impressive seventh overall MX2 class result. Getting a great start in moto one the 16-year-old Brit stayed in the battle for the top three for the first seven laps before settling for a strong fifth place finish. Equally fast in moto two he got another strong start and went on to secure ninth at the chequered flag.

With Thomas Covington finishing 10th overall in MX2 it meant all three Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 riders were placed inside the class’ top ten. In just his second GP back to action Covington rode a solid moto one for sixth and went on to wrap up the GP of Great Britain with 17th in moto two.

For Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s MXGP rider Christophe Charlier the GP of Great Britain ended with the Frenchman earning 17th place in the overall class standings. Getting a good start in the opening moto Christophe rode a sold moto to end 12th. Showing he had the speed to fight for the top ten the Frenchman frustratingly saw his chances of a good moto two result vanish after crashing in the first corner. Battling his way from the back of the pack he finished moto two in 21st.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at round 12 of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Mantova, Italy on June 25/26.

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