With home favourite and MXGP class leader Max Nagl forced out of round 10 of the 2015 MXGP series with the ankle injury he picked up during his qualifying race yesterday, Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Todd Waters had a GP of highs and lows.
After starting inside the top ten in race one, an early collision with Antonio Cairoli saw him re-join the race in 23rd position. He then struggled to make his way through the pack, ending the race in 16th place. Thankfully Waters faired better in the second moto. Following a good start he challenged for a podium result during the early stages of the race, ending eighth at the finish.
Husqvarna Motorcycles regrets to announce that Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl wil not start the MXGP of Germany – round 10 of the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship at Teutschenthal.
During Saturday’s MXGP qualifying race Nagl made contact with another rider soon after the start, crashing as a result. At this point Max was hit in the ankle. Knowing something wasn’t as it should be with his left ankle he imediately rode back to the pit area, taking no further part in the race.
X-rays at the track confirmed a fracture to his ankle, with Max taken imediately to Halle Hospital where he underwent minor surgery. As a result of his injury and subsequent surgery Max will take no further part in the MXGP of Germany.
Max will undergo further investigations in Belgium on Monday to determine an exact recovery time.
Further information will be released at a later date.
Current leader of the 2015 MXGP World Championship, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ Max Nagl heads to this weekend’s GP of Germany as the series’ red plate holder.
With a 30-point lead in the MXGP championship and five race wins to his credit, the Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing rider has enjoyed an amazing season to date.
With the MXGP of Germany marking the second half of the series in this ultra competitive title fight, Nagl wants nothing more than to deliver a winning result on home turf in Teutschenthal this weekend…
At the end of one of the most unpredictable and drama-filed GPs of the year, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ official riders earned race wins and career first overall podium result while Max Nagl extended his MXGP championship lead at the GP of Italy.
Max Nagl extends MXGP championship lead to 19 points
Husqvarna Motorcycles enjoyed a productive day at round eight of the 2015 MXGP World Championship. Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl placed 6/2 finishing strong fourth overall and remained the red plate holder by extending the lead of the MXGP championship standings.