Max Nagl and his Honda CRF450RW were unstoppable on the red clay of the Goias track this weekend as the popular German took a clean sweep of victories.

Yesterday’s performance saw him charge into a commanding lead of the qualifying race and never look back, and today was much the same. In race one he took the holeshot and then made it his race, storming to an emphatic third moto win of the year. Setting his own blistering pace at the front, the super-consistent German also set the fastest lap to complete the domination.

The start of race two was in fact the only time this weekend in a race that Max didn’t lead. Rather he was second for the first few corners, until a decisive move saw usual service resumed as No.12 again rode into the distance to seal a double win and the overall victory – his first of the season, the first of the season for Team HRC, and fittingly at the Grand Prix title-sponsored by Honda Brazil.

Max Nagl 12

"I just had a perfect day – I didn’t make any mistakes and I could control the race from the front so I’m really happy about today! From the beginning we had a really good setup and already from Saturday morning we were in a good direction and I was feeling really comfortable.

“Actually this morning I was a bit nervous because I know everyone expected me to win today because I was so good yesterday, but as soon as we started I was just feeling so well with riding, and very comfortable and confident again.

“After Lommel the team and I have done a really good job in testing and have been able to improve the bike again. Also after Lommel I took a lot of rest and that really helped me so now I’m physically much better again.

Today we were just that little bit better than everyone else, and that makes me really proud. I was so happy because all the work is paid off with this – it’s so good!”

Junji Miyazaki

Team HRC Technical Director - MXGP

“Today was a very good day! The first moto was a perfect story – good start, great riding and Max could manage the pace from from the front. In the second, only at the start was he in second but this was no upset – he was very confident and rode very cleverly to take back the lead and take another victory. Overall this weekend is a great result for the team – it’s great to have taken the first win for HRC in this new era, and even more fantastic to have won everything this weekend! I also want to congratulate Tim Gajser for his first MX2 moto win today – it’s been a wonderful weekend for HRC, Honda and the CRF!”

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“What a great weekend! You can’t top that – Max was fastest in qualification, fastest in both races today and won them both – he ticked all the boxes this weekend. He was pushed a little more in the second race but he’d got enough in the tank to respond. In general you can’t wish for a better day. It’s great for all the team and to have done it here in Goias where Honda Brazil has such a big presence is fantastic. We all know that when Max gets out of the gate well he can be dangerous, and that’s exactly what he did today. A really, really good weekend and a great result for all the hard work that all of the team have put in all season.”

MXGP 2014
Race Round 16   Goias

Results Session 1

Sunny
Air Temp
34°C
Track Cond
Intermediate Ground
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Nagl Max 12 GER 25 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 35:17.310
2 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +10.116
3 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 20 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +14.667
4 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +17.619
5 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +22.261
6 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 15 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +25.973
7 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 14 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +52.568
8 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 13 DP19 Racing Yamaha +56.271
9 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 12 Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +1:00.048
10 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 11 2B Yamaha Yamaha +1:04.374
11 Karro Matiss 91 LAT 10 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:04.977
12 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 9 TM Ricci Racing TM +1:07.168
13 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 8 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +1:26.322
14 Chatfield Adam 407 GBR 7 Wildcard Rider Honda +1:29.797
15 Garcia Wellington 421 BRA 6 Wildcard Rider Honda +1:32.978
16 Salazar Jetro 920 ECU 5 Wildcard Rider Honda +1:35.685
17 Martin Humberto 101 VEN 4 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +1:38.862
18 Ramos Jean Carlo 992 BRA 3 Wildcard Rider Honda +1:45.549
19 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 2 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +8 laps
MXGP 2014
Race Round 16   Goias

Results Session 2

Sunny
Air Temp
33°C
Track Cond
Intermediate Ground
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Nagl Max 12 GER 25 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 35:57.355
2 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +13.227
3 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +29.125
4 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 18 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +37.228
5 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 16 TM Ricci Racing TM +41.043
6 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 15 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +41.586
7 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 14 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +56.529
8 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 13 2B Yamaha Yamaha +59.244
9 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 12 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +1:01.221
10 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 11 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:09.221
11 Karro Matiss 91 LAT 10 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:32.561
12 Martin Humberto 101 VEN 9 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +1:38.202
13 Garcia Wellington 421 BRA 8 Wildcard Rider Honda +1:42.905
14 Ramos Jean Carlo 992 BRA 7 Wildcard Rider Honda +1:52.251
15 Chatfield Adam 407 GBR 6 Wildcard Rider Honda +2:06.221
16 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 5 Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +7 laps
17 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 4 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +13 laps
18 Salazar Jetro 920 ECU 3 Wildcard Rider Honda +14 laps
Location Information

Avenida dos Angicos, 2117 - Residencial Marise, Trindade - Goias, 75380-000, Brazil - View in Google Maps