Today was a tough day on track for the MXGP riders, not just because the track has been changed and reversed since last year so was essentially new to everyone, but because the conditions were a tricky blend of hard and soft surface and all the while very slippery.

Starting the qualifying race from seventh, Max Nagl gave himself a little work to do early on but, despite it being hard to pass on because of the lack of a choice of lines, managed to fight back to an eventual eighth on his CRF450RW.

Sweden is a track that the German has run well at in the past, including most recently a second position in race one last year, but today he was finding it tough to establish a good feeling and rhythm. A few changes to be made to the bike by Team HRC overnight will hopefully help him in this area.

Race one starts tomorrow at 1415hrs local time, and with the chance of storms still on the forecast, it may be a different situation out on track altogether.

MXGP 2014
Qualifying Round 12   Sweden

Results Session

Air Temp
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Desalle Clement 25 BEL Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki 24:26.947
2 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +0.821
3 Frossard Steven 183 FRA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +3.824
4 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +11.713
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +24.809
6 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +28.079
7 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +28.791
8 Nagl Max 12 GER Team HRC - MXGP Honda +29.349
9 Searle Tommy 100 GBR CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +31.296
10 Ferris Dean 111 AUS Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +39.493
11 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA TM Ricci Racing TM +43.183
12 Philippaerts David 19 ITA DP19 Racing Yamaha +44.693
13 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 2B Yamaha Yamaha +45.631
14 Watson Ben 919 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki +46.934
15 Bengtsson Filip 664 SWE Wildcard Rider KTM +57.677
16 Thuresson Filip 251 SWE 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:08.147
17 Larsen Nikolaj 249 DEN Wildcard Rider Honda +1:08.891
18 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER KTM Sarholz KTM +1:09.878
19 Goncalves Rui 999 POR Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +1:12.401
20 Leok Tanel 3 EST TM Ricci Racing TM +1:14.433
21 Jonsson Jesper 147 SWE Wildcard Rider Suzuki +1:23.300
22 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO Honda Jtech Honda +1:27.533
23 Sjoberg Rasmus 311 SWE Wildcard Rider Honda +1:34.830
24 Ivanovs Davis 600 LAT Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:40.735
25 Johnsson Tom 722 SWE Wildcard Rider KTM +1:43.031
26 Gustavsson Nicklas 41 SWE Wildcard Rider Honda +1:46.216
27 Brakke Herjan 61 NDL CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1 lap
Location Information

Äsperödsvägen 81, 451 34 Uddevalla, Sweden - View in Google Maps