FARMINGDALE, N.J. (July 26, 2016) – Bel-Ray sponsored racers and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders Max Nagl and Max Anstie secured podium finishes at the FIM Motocross World Championship Czech Republic. Nagl claimed his first MXGP victory on the 2016 season, while Anstie finished third in the MX2 Class on July 24.
Nagl started round 13 of the FIM Motocross World Championship in second place and maneuvered his way into first place by the second lap. Nagl remained in the lead for the rest of the race to secure the win. In the second race, Nagl was able to work his way into third place by the end of the first lap. In the sixth lap, Nagl was in first place and continued to keep his lead.
“It was a great GP for us,” said Max Nagl. “Despite only having the 14th gate pick, I managed to get two great starts in the final motos. I wanted to avoid being passed by any means, so I gave it all to remain out front until the end. My plan was to put pressure on him and that’s 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’s so good for the team and a great confidence booster for me as well.”
After not getting his desired start in moto one, Max Anstie was able to recover and finish third overall in the MX2 class. After starting moto one in 10th, Anstie was able to launch his way through the field into second place. For moto two, Anstie worked his way to the second by the halfway point. He made a quick move into the lead near the end, but suffered from a small crash before finishing in third.
“It was a solid weekend for sure and we can be happy with it,” said Anstie. “All of my practice sessions and races were good and I felt pretty good on my bike. It was nice to get a podium result in this track, even though I knew we could have done better. In moto one I didn’t get a good start and had to battle through the pack for second. Then in moto two…I tried really hard to pass him for the overall win, but it didn’t end up so well. I’d used a lot of my energy trying to come forward in moto one so there was not much left in the tank. It’s just one of those things.”
Fellow Bel-Ray supported racers who also competed in Czech Republic include Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders Conrad Mewse (MX2) and Christophe Charlier (MXGP).
Bel-Ray’s family of sponsored riders achieved the following results in the Czech Republic:
· Max Nagl – 1st place overall, MXGP Class at 2016 FIM World Championship Czech Republic (3rd in points overall)
· Max Anstie – 3rd place overall, MX2 Class at 2016 FIM World Championship Czech Republic (7th in points overall)
· Thomas Covington (15-4) 8th place overall, MX2 Class at 2016 FIM World Championship Czech Republic (13th in points overall)
· Conrad Mewse – 9th place overall, MX2 Class at 2016 FIM World Championship Czech Republic (19th in points overall)
· Christophe Charlier – 14th place overall, MXGP Class at 2016 FIM World Championship Czech Republic (13th in points overall)
For more information on Bel-Ray’s involvement in powersports or Bel-Ray’s full line of powersports products, please visit www.belray.com or call (732) 938-2421. For more information on the FIM Motocross World Championship, visit www.mxgp.com.
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