After the promise of yesterday when a dominant performance from Max Nagl saw him take a runaway victory in the qualifying race, Team HRC was left wanting today at the MXGP of Czech Republic in Loket.
Starting from pole position, Max crossed the line in the first race in fourth position on his CRF450RW – a solid start from which to build in race two. Unfortunately that was not to be, and as his blinding start from yesterday proved difficult to replicate, Max found himself embroiled in midfield battles that ultimately ended in a collision that put the German rider on the floor and into last.
Mounting a determined comeback, Max had unfortunately lost too much time and was too far back to be able to improve on eighth overall in the Grand Prix classification. A disappointing result for he and the team after Max and the CRF450RW had shown their full potential yesterday.
In five days’ time, the MXGP paddock will reconvene in Lommel for the MXGP of Belgium, the final European round of the championship before the pairing of overseas races rounds out the calendar.
Results Session 1
Results Session 2