Held at the historical circuit of Loket, round 13 of the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship marked the return of the series to more hard-packed terrain.
Round 13 of the MXGP series marked Todd Waters‰Ûª first outing on Husqvarna‰Ûªs 2016 FC 450. Despite a great feeling with his new machine the Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing rider endured a tough GP.
Well placed in the early stages of the first moto, Waters was running eighth and steadily fighting his way forward until a crash, following a collision with another rider over a jump, put the Australian out of the race. Not fully recovered from his moto one crash, Waters finished moto two in 13th place.
‰ÛÏThe team‰Ûªs been working really hard in preparation for this GP ‰ÛÒ my first on the 2016 Husqvarna." Waters commented. "I felt great on the bike and had a good Saturday qualifying race.
"I didn't get a great start in the first moto, but was coming through ok. The track was really slippery, so it was easy to get caught out. I was taking my time to get passed riders, and then a rider jumped in front of me. I crashed really hard, that was it for the first moto.
"I didn't feel great in the second race after that crash. I fell a few times and ended 13th. It‰Ûªs disappointing but I‰Ûªm looking forward to racing in Belgium next weekend.‰Û