Putting in two committed moto performances, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Gautier Paulin wrapped up round three of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship in Patagonia, Argentina with fourth overall, claiming a season best overall MXGP class finish.
It was a tough GP for all teams and riders, organisers were forced to reduce the length of the event due to heavy rain and deteriorating track conditions. Following the cancellation of Saturday’s qualifying races, and the second MXGP moto was also cancelled.
Enjoying a positive start to their 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship campaigns, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders wrapped up the MXGP of Qatar earning top honours in the MXGP class. In his first GP aboard FC 450 machinery Gautier Paulin finished sixth overall in MXGP.
THREE RIDER MXGP LINE-UP READY FOR THRILLING 2017 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON
With the season-opening MXGP of Qatar taking place this weekend, Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to share the official Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP video.
Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to announce the signing of Gautier Paulin to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team where he will compete on Husqvarna’s FC 450 machine throughout the 2017 and 2018 season. The former MXGP series runner-up will enter the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship alongside teammates Max Nagl and Max Anstie.
For Max Nagl the 2016 MXoN ended prematurely after the German suffered a heavy fall during his qualifying moto on Saturday. Thankfully avoiding any serious injury Nagl decided not to contest Sunday’s final motos.
Rounding out his participation in the 2016 Motocross World Championship with fourth overall at the GP of USA, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl collected the points needed to secure third place in this year’s MXGP championship.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s MXGP star Max Nagl rounded out his participation in round 17 of the series with two top ten moto finishes for ninth overall at the GP of Americas. Holding on to fifth for most of the opening moto, Nagl suffered a fall five laps before the end and had to settle for 10th. With his FC 450 machine powering him to a convincing holeshot the German went on to finish moto two in ninth position.
Fast and consistent despite challenging and changing track conditions, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s MXGP star Max Nagl wrapped up round 16 of the 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship with fourth overall in Assen. With his FC 450 powering him to a good start in moto one, Nagl remained mistake-free and managed to cross the finish line in sixth place.
Struggling with a finger injury he picked up during the MXGP qualifying race, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl was unable to continue his strong run of form in Switzerland. Spending most of the opening moto in ninth position the German lost a place to Tim Gajser two laps before the end to finish 10th. Getting a poor start in moto two Nagl was 13th at the chequered flag for 12th overall.