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Max Nagl and Dylan Ferrandis victorious at Loket

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Claiming both race wins at a slippery and challenging Loket track, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs Max Nagl has clinched his first overall MX1 victory of 2016 at the GP of the Czech Republic while Dylan Ferrandis was victorious in the MX2 class.

Collecting 50 valuable points, Max Nagl to third in MXGP‰Ûªs championship standings five rounds before the end of the season. Round 13 of the FIM Motocross World Championship couldn‰Ûªt have gone a lot better for the German rider.
Max Nagl and Dylan Ferrandis victorious at Loket
The MX1 class head into action
The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider's performance today was nothing short of breath taking. It was truly special to witness him ride with so much hunger and intensity, and for it to pay forward with a double moto victory and his first grand prix win of the year. Also as a result, the German star has leap-frogged Romain Febvre in the championship standings and is now third, 16 points shy of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Antonio Cairoli in second.

‰ÛÏIt was a great GP for us. Despite only having the 14th gate pick, I managed to get two great starts in the final motos. In the first race I quickly passed Gautier Paulin for the lead and started pushing hard as I knew Tim Gajser was following me," Nagl explained.

"I wanted to avoid being passed by any means, so I gave it all to remain out front until the end. In the second race Tim got the lead right after the start and I was third behind Butron. I quickly passed him and started putting in fast laps to close the gap to Tim. My plan was to put pressure on him and that‰Ûªs exactly what happened. He made a mistake a few laps before the end and when I got the lead I just went for it.

"Getting two race wins for my first overall victory this season is just great. It‰Ûªs so good for the team and a great confidence booster for me as well. I want to enjoy the moment and this victory and I‰Ûªm looking forward to the next GP in Lommel.‰Û
Max Nagl and Dylan Ferrandis victorious at Loket
Romain Febvre and Tim Gajser fight it out for second and third
Honda Gariboldi‰Ûªs Tim Gajser must have been the author of the quote, ‰ÛÏif you don‰Ûªt live life on the edge, you‰Ûªre taking up too much room.‰Û
Max Nagl and Dylan Ferrandis victorious at Loket
Dylan Ferrandis took his first double moto win in the MX2 class
With Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs main star Jeffrey Herlings of the MX2 class opting to sit this weekend out after he broke his collar-bone at a local race three weeks ago, it was up to his Red Bull KTM teammate Paul Jonass to step up to the plate and fly the flag high for the orange army. The young Latvian got off to a blistering start this weekend with an emphatic win in the Qualifying Race yesterday which gave him the first pick at the gate in the main events today.

Jonass chose the inside gate in Race 1 and used that advantage to claim his fifth Fox Holeshot of the season. He led the opening lap with Ferrandis hot on his tail before it all came undone when he cased the step down and crashed spectacularly. Jonass has proven he‰Ûªs some kind of superman because amazingly he is OK.

As the only rider that has beaten ‰Û÷The Bullet‰Ûª this year Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team‰Ûªs Dylan Ferrandis was easily the favourite to win the grand prix this weekend. In fact, even if Herlings was here, he still would have had a decent amount of fans picking him for the win based on his hard-pack skill. Ferrandis rode silky smooth for the win in race one but had to work a little harder in race two with a fired up Max Anstie breathing down his neck. Despite the intense challenge, Ferrandis managed to stay cool and rode it home for his first ever double moto victory.
Max Nagl and Dylan Ferrandis victorious at Loket
Jeremy Seewer finished second in the MX2 class
‰ÛÏIn the first moto I was second behind Jonass but he crashed, and I was able to make the gap with my rivals to win this moto; I just tried to save some energy for the second moto and that was necessary as my start was not as good as the first one," Ferrandis explained.

"I had to fight with the guys to come back to the front of the pack; it was a nice battle even if this race was tough with the rain as we lost some traction. At the end of the moto Max Anstie was pushing really hard; he tried to make a move but finally crashed. That‰Ûªs racing ! Of course it was a good weekend with two moto wins.

"Everyone in the team is happy and we are all rewarded for the hard work we have put in since the beginning of the season. But there is no time to celebrate this win; next weekend we have the most difficult race in the world with the GP at Lommel, and we‰Ûªll move to Belgium on Monday to prepare for this race.‰Û
Max Nagl and Dylan Ferrandis victorious at Loket
Max Anstie tied on points with Jeremy Seewer but was third overall on countback
Kemea Yamaha MX Official Team‰Ûªs Benoit Paturel didn‰Ûªt get off to the best of starts but is one of the most promising young talents on the line and managed to carve his way through the field in both races to go 4 ‰ÛÒ 5 for fourth overall while Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team‰Ûªs Petar Petrov rounded out the top five.

MXGP Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Husqvarna), 33:51.727
2. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:04.803
3. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), +0:15.311
4. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:17.471
5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:28.074
6. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:30.841
7. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:31.398
8. Jordi Tixier (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:35.081
9. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:55.807
10. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Honda), +0:57.863

MXGP Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Husqvarna), 34:33.696
2. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:02.770
3. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), +0:15.354
4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:21.748
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:29.557
6. Jordi Tixier (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:35.818
7. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:38.013
8. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:49.530
9. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:55.739
10. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Yamaha), +0:59.716

MXGP Overall Top Ten:
1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 50 points
2. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 44 points
3. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 40 points
4. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 34 points
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 34 points
6. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KAW), 28 points
7. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 27 points
8. Tommy Searle (GBR, KAW), 24 p points
9. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 23 points
10. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, SUZ), 20 points

MXGP Championship Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 576 points
2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 467 points
3. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 451 points
4. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 448 points
5. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 419 points
6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 385 points
7. Valentin Guillod (SUI, YAM), 286 points
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 248 points
9. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 244 points
10. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 225 points


MX2 Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), 34:36.392
2. Max Anstie (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:03.834
3. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki), +0:13.228
4. Benoit Paturel (FRA, Yamaha), +0:26.934
5. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), +0:30.045
6. Petar Petrov (BUL, Kawasaki), +0:31.779
7. Adam Sterry (GBR, KTM), +0:35.178
8. Davy Pootjes (NED, KTM), +0:42.328
9. Conrad Mewse (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:50.567
10. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, TM), +0:53.306.

MX2 Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), 35:02.295
2. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki), +0:04.477
3. Max Anstie (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:20.509
4. Thomas Covington (USA, Husqvarna), +0:21.619
5. Benoit Paturel (FRA, Yamaha), +0:22.607
6. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, TM), +0:43.943
7. Petar Petrov (BUL, Kawasaki), +0:47.368
8. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), +0:47.844
9. Conrad Mewse (GBR, Husqvarna), +1:11.432
10. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, KTM), +1:16.457.

MX2 Overall Top Ten:
1. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 50 points
2. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 42 points
3. Max Anstie (GBR, HUS), 42 points
4. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 34 points
5. Petar Petrov (BUL, KAW), 29 points
6. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), 29 points
7. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, TM), 26 points
8. Thomas Covington (USA, HUS), 24 points
9. Conrad Mewse (GBR, HUS), 24 points
10. Adam Sterry (GBR, KTM), 18 points

MX2 Championship Top Ten:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 597 points
2. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 470 points
3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 403 points
4. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 359 points
5. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 358 points
6. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, YAM), 320 points
7. Max Anstie (GBR, HUS), 316 points
8. Petar Petrov (BUL, KAW), 282 points
9. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, TM), 279 points
10. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), 246 points

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