GERMAN STAR SECURES DOUBLE MOTO VICTORY IN LOKET
Claiming two well-deserved race wins at a slippery and challenging Loket track, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl has clinched his first overall victory of 2016 at the GP of the Czech Republic. Collecting 50 valuable points, Max climbed to third in MXGP’s championship standings five rounds before the end of the season.
Round 13 of the FIM Motocross World Championship couldn’t have gone a lot better for the German rider. Firing from the start in the opening MXGP moto, the FC 450 mounted rider found himself in second and closely following Gautier Paulin at the end of lap one. Making a successful move for the lead on lap two, Nagl remained out front for the remainder of the race before eventually claiming victory.
The German star had to dig deep as rain came into play in the second moto. Again producing a great start, he found himself in third place at the end of lap one. Passing Jose Butron for second on lap two, Nagl spent the next twelve laps following race leader Tim Gajser in second. Capitalising on a mistake by the Slovenian, Nagl took the lead with six laps to go and never looked back.
With changing track conditions ensuring a notably difficult GP of the Czech Republic, Nagl topped the MXGP class overall podium for the first time this season. His result also signified an important moment for Husqvarna, as it was the brand’s first victory at the Loket track.
Getting good starts in both motos, Nagl’s MXGP teammate Christophe Charlier remained consistent to earn two 14th place moto finishes. Wrapping up the GP of the Czech Republic in 14th position the Frenchman remains 13th in the championship standings.
In the MX2 category, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Anstie enjoyed a highly successful GP that saw him finish third overall in the class. Not getting the start that he wanted in moto one, Anstie launched a spirited charge through the field to go from 10th at the end of lap one to an eventual runner-up position.
Getting a much better start in moto two, the young Brit found himself second before the midway point of the race. Making a move for the lead and the provisional overall victory three laps before the end, Anstie was unable to make his pass on Dylan Ferrandis stick, suffering a small crash. Quickly re-joining the race he crossed the line in third.
Anstie’s MX2 teammate Thomas Covington had a GP of mixed fortunes. Getting a bad start in moto one he battled his way from the back of the pack to end 15th. A much better start in moto two allowed the American to show more of his true potential and finish in fourth place.
For Conrad Mewse the GP of the Czech Republic ended with the 16-year-old Brit earning two ninth place moto finishes for a third consecutive top 10 overall result in MX2 class.
The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at round 14 of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Lommel, Belgium on July 30/31.
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