Returning to the top step of the podium, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ Max Nagl claimed the overall win at the MXGP of Patagonia, Argentina.
In the opening race, Nagl came off the line strongly, but in getting pushed wide in the first set of corners the Husqvarna rider dropped down to around 10th overall. Fighting his way forward, the German clawed his way back inside the top five after the first six laps before going on to pass rival Ryan Villopoto to take third.
Despite stalling his engine when the five-second board was raised for race two, Nagl amazingly still claimed the holeshot. Better holding his ground as the pack jostled for position, he ended lap one in third. Feeling extremely comfortable in the rough and unpredictable conditions he then fought his way into the lead on lap seven where he opened up enough of an advantage to take his third race victory of the season and with it the overall win.
Youthstream presents the eighteenth issue of MXGP Mag. This issue includes a special feature on Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing, the team that umbrellas the early MXGP red plate holder Max Nagl.
Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing team riders have successfully battled their way through round two of the 2015 MXGP series in Thailand. Following hot on the heals of the season’s opening Grand Prix in Qatar, where Max Nagl secured a double MXGP class win aboard his FC 450, in Thailand surviving the near 40-degree heat and stifling humidity were the number one priorities for all riders.