After yesterday’s performance that saw Max Nagl take victory in the qualifying race at the Sevlievo track, today proved frustratingly disappointing for Team HRC.
Max was firmly within the top five after the start of each of the two races on his CRF450RW, sitting as high as third after the second start, and his confident qualifying form was very much evident. However, across both races he was involved in the accidents of others on four separate occasions.
As a result, he was forced to fight back from last in race one to finish tenth, and crossed the line tenth again in race two.
Evgeny Bobryshev didn’t fair much better either, as although he rode to seventh overall in race one, he was forced to retire from race two after crash damage to his CRF450RW.
The morning’s weather brought sun and warm temperatures for the first race, but before the start of the second the rain came in a heavy downpour that lasted for the duration of the 14 laps, transforming the hard-pack dirt surface into a slippery and heavily rutted challenge.
Results Session 1
Results Session 2