Max Nagl Claims His Third MXGP Round Win For 2015 In Italy – Villopoto Crashes Out


Claiming his third overall victory of the season, Husqvarna Motorcycles‰Ûª Max Nagl delivered the winning result at the MXGP of Trentino in Italy overnight.

In what was one of the championship‰Ûªs most exciting rounds in recent times, Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs Nagl fended off his championship rivals in the final race of the day, on one of the season‰Ûªs roughest and demanding tracks, to secure victory and claim the top step of the podium for the third time in the opeing three rounds of the series.

Riding on the best form of his career, Nagl arrived to the MXGP of Trentino determined to build on his overall victory last time out in Argentina. With the hilly Italian circuit proving extremely tricky, the Husqvarna rider was involved in one of the most exciting races seen for some time in race one. Enjoying a race long battle with Antonio Cairoli, Nagl was just unable to find a way past the Italian and had to settle for second.

The duo were closely folled by Rockstar Suzuki's Clement Desalle in third, less than a second behind Cairoli, with Monster Energy Kawasak's Ryan Villopoto a further two seconds back in fourth.

Knowing a good start was crucial for success, the German grabbed the holeshot in race two and never looked back. With a clear track to play on, he set the fastest lap of the race on lap one before steadily pulling clear of the chasing pack to take a comfortable nine-second margin of victory.

‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs been a great weekend but honestly this win is the result of yet another big team effort. During Saturday we made a lot of progress with the setup and I felt much more comfortable on the track." Nagl said.

"My start was good for race one and I was second behind Antonio for the whole race. We were having a great battle ‰ÛÒ I did feel faster in places ‰ÛÒ but I didn‰Ûªt want to take the risk necessary to make the pass stick. I was happy with second.

"When I got the holeshot in race two I decided it was my time to go. I gave it 100 per cent for the first 10 minutes and pulled a gap to win. I love riding at the minute and the team are working so hard for me ‰ÛÒ I can‰Ûªt thank them enough. It was also special to have my son here watch me race for the first time. Today was perfect.‰Û
Antonio Cairoli now sits just one point behind Desalle in the championship standings tied for second with Nagl
Antonio Cairoli claimed second overall for the round tied on points with Nagl, with Desalle finishing third despite crashing in moto two.

After winning yesterday‰Ûªs qualifying race for the MXGP of Trentino, Gautier Paulin again had the pace for podiums today but was hampered by his race starts going on to finish in 5th.

The big news of the day was Monster Energy Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto finishing down in 11th position after crashing out of race two. The

For race winner Nagl‰Ûªs teammate, Australian Todd Waters, the MXGP of Trentino was a difficult one. Finding the unforgiving terrain hard to adjust to, the Australian placed 15th in race one before improving to 11th in race two.

Australia's Dean Ferris finished 19th overall for the round with a 18-17 score card for the day.
Tim Gajser held on to win moto two in MX2 and claim the round win
Tim Gajser was the surprise winning in the MX2 class edging out Jeffrey Herlings for the Overall win.

It was an emotionally charged victory for Honda Gariboldi rider who in race two passed the defending champion Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team‰Ûªs Jordi Tixier and resisted a brief challenge from Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Jeffrey Herlings for his first MX2 race win of the season and his first ever MX2 Grand Prix overall.

Meanwhile Herlings was more than impressive in race one as he did what he typically does and annihilated everyone. But, race two sang a different song for the championship leader as he got off to a terrible start and was forced to do the slice and dice through the pack. After chopping down the ten-second lead of Gajser, with half a lap to go, he lost traction and had a mini high side, which killed all chances of both the race and overall victories.

Rounding off the podium, Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team‰Ûªs Jordi Tixier had to settle for two thirds as he was out-classed by Gajser and Herlings. Meanwhile teammate Dylan Ferrandis made life difficult for himself with two poor starts, from which he bounced back for two top five finishes.

Round Results 1. Max Nagl - 47 Pts
2. Antonio Cairoli - 47 Pts
3. Clement Desalle - 38 Pts
4. Romain Febvre - 34 Pts
5. Gautier Paulin - 32 Pts
6. Evgeny Bobryshev - 28 Pts
7. Ken de Dycker - 26 Pts
8. Davide Guarneri - 22 Pts
9. David Philippaerts - 21 Pts
10. Shaun Simpson - 20 Pts
11. Ryan Villopoto - 18 Pts
12. Todd Waters - 16 Pts
13. Tommy Searle - 15 Pts
14. Jeremy Van Horebeek - 15 Pts
15. Glenn Coldenhoff - 14 Pts
16. Rui Goncalves - 10 Pts
17. Filip Bengtsson - 10 Pts
18. Alessandro Lupino - 7 Pts
19. Dean Ferris - 7 Pts
20. Gregory Aranda - 5 Pts

Championship Standings After Round 4:
1. Clement Desalle - 171 Pts
2. Max Nagl - 170 Pts
3. Antonio Cairoli - 170 Pts
4. Romain Febvre - 129 Pts
5. Gautier Paulin - 128 Pts
6. Ryan Villopoto - 124 Pts
7. Evgeny Bobryshev - 100 Pts
8. Todd Waters - 78 Pts
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek - 75 Pts
10. Davide Guarneri - 70 Pts
11. Shaun Simpson - 67 Pts
12. Glenn Coldenhoff - 61 Pts
13. David Philippaerts - 59 Pts
14. Kevin Strijbos - 55 Pts
15. Ken de Dycker - 53 Pts
16. Tyla Rattray - 40 Pts
17. Stephen Frossard - 32 Pts
18. Jose Butron - 29 Pts
19. Dean Ferris - 28 Pts
20. Christophe Charlier - 27 Pts

MX2 Round Results: 1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 47 Pts
2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 47 Pts
3. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KAW), 40 Pts
4. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 34 Pts
5. Max Anstie (GBR, KAW), 32 Pts
6. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 29 Pts
7. Valentin Guillod (SUI, YAM), 28 Pts
8. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 25 Pts
9. Brent Van doninck (BEL, YAM), 21 Pts
10. Julien Lieber (BEL, YAM), 21 Pts

MX2 Championship Standings After Round 4: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 172 Pts
2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 159 Pts
3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 133 Pts
4. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 126 Pts
5. Julien Lieber (BEL, YAM), 101 Pts
6. Valentin Guillod (SUI, YAM), 101 Pts
7. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 99 Pts
8. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, HUS), 95 Pts
9. Thomas Covington (USA, KAW), 86 Pts
10. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KAW), 75 Pts

Top Image: Max Nagl has three of the opeing four rounds of the 2015 MXGP Championship

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