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.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Christophe Charlier will not compete in this weekend’s MXGP of Switzerland – round 15 of the 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship. Suffering with a groin injury in recent weeks, Christophe further aggravated his injury at last weekend’s GP of Belgium.
Currently third in the MXGP class of the 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship aboard his FC 450, in 2017 Nagl will compete in the MXGP championship for a third season on Husqvarna machinery. MXGP championship leader during the first nine rounds of the 2015 season, Max held a 30-point lead before injury at his home GP curtailed his championship aspirations. This year Max has secured no fewer than 14 top three moto finishes with race wins in Argentina, The Czech republic and Belgium.
An overall MXGP class win was well within the reach of Husqvarna’s MXGP class rider Max Nagl at Lommel, as the German star continued the impressive form that took him to overall victory at the recent GP of the Czech Republic.
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.