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.

Max Nagl 12

“I had two really bad starts again today, and actually I don’t know why because we didn’t change anything since yesterday. In the first heat I was tenth at the beginning and could make some good passes to finish fourth so that was quite ok. Then in the second race, the start was even worse, and then I was in the field and Frossard cleaned my front wheel out – I don’t know if he got a kicker or just crossed my line – but he cleaned my wheel out and I crashed. Then the handlebars and other bits were bent and it was difficult to get into a rhythm again, so I’m not so happy.”

Junji Miyazaki

Team HRC Technical Director - MXGP

"Yesterday the qualifying race was perfect – a good start, good riding and a great win. Finally today we didn’t see that same performance. In both motos, the start was the same story with losing too much time, and the gate pick was not so good because the position was too tight into turn one so you have to slow up too much and those with a wider line can come past carrying more speed. Fourth in the first race was pretty good, but then after the crash in race two it was just a case of pushing hard to try and get some points.”

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“It’s very difficult to understand why yesterday Max could make such a great start but today he didn’t make good starts in either race. This meant he was again in traffic, and then it’s very difficult to pass. In the second race he then had the crash and lost about 25 seconds. There was a lot going on with close battles in the field, but that’s the problem with being in the pack rather than out front. After that it was pretty much impossible to get it back, but he climbed back into the points and kept going, which is all you can do in a race like that.”

MXGP 2014
Race Round 14   Czech Republic

Results Session 1

Sunny
Air Temp
25°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 25 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki 33:50.286
2 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 22 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +9.231
3 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +16.050
4 Nagl Max 12 GER 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +23.810
5 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 16 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +27.157
6 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +27.751
7 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 14 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +33.766
8 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 13 2B Yamaha Yamaha +34.639
9 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 12 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +37.721
10 Leok Tanel 3 EST 11 TM Ricci Racing TM +39.701
11 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 10 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +46.032
12 Karro Matiss 91 LAT 9 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +48.080
13 Watson Ben 919 GBR 8 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +48.773
14 Michek Martin 232 CZE 7 R.S.C. Racing Service Correggio KTM +51.025
15 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 6 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:02.113
16 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 5 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:04.701
17 Irwin Graeme 555 IRE 4 Wildcard Rider Suzuki +1:17.815
18 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 3 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:18.576
19 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 2 Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +1:19.768
20 Brakke Herjan 61 NDL 1 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:21.739
21 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 0 TM Ricci Racing TM +1:23.985
22 Smitka Petr 211 CZE 0 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:29.527
23 Bertuzzo Pier Filippo 173 ITA 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +1:40.154
24 Rauchenecker Pascal 281 AUT 0 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:57.166
25 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO 0 Honda Jtech Honda +1 lap
MXGP 2014
Race Round 14   Czech Republic

Results Session 2

Cloudy
Air Temp
24°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 25 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 35:16.829
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.531
3 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 20 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +1.840
4 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 18 KTM Sarholz KTM +46.421
5 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 16 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +58.054
6 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:06.979
7 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 14 TM Ricci Racing TM +1:11.092
8 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 13 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:12.509
9 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 12 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:13.837
10 Karro Matiss 91 LAT 11 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:17.578
11 Leok Tanel 3 EST 10 TM Ricci Racing TM +1:18.932
12 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 9 Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +1:20.389
13 Watson Ben 919 GBR 8 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:22.599
14 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 7 2B Yamaha Yamaha +1:26.140
15 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 6 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:29.643
16 Irwin Graeme 555 IRE 5 Wildcard Rider Suzuki +1:31.849
17 Nagl Max 12 GER 4 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:33.683
18 Brakke Herjan 61 NDL 3 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:38.835
19 Michek Martin 232 CZE 2 R.S.C. Racing Service Correggio KTM +1:43.617
20 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO 1 Honda Jtech Honda +1:53.803
21 Rauchenecker Pascal 281 AUT 0 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1 lap
22 Smitka Petr 211 CZE 0 Wildcard Rider KTM +1 lap
23 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +11 laps
24 Bertuzzo Pier Filippo 173 ITA 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +14 laps
Location Information

Československé armády 350/40, 357 33 Loket, Czech Republic - View in Google Maps