News 1 Aug 2016

Strijbos and Anstie race to Lommel MXGP overalls

Nagl and world title leader Gajser split premier class motos.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Team Suzuki World MXGP’s Kevin Stribos used consistency to capture victory in the Lommel, Belgium, round of the 2016 MXGP World Championship, wearing a special 1992 livery on board his factory RM-Z450.

Strijbos emotionally grasped his first win since 2007 with a 3-3 scorecard, which also marked the maiden success for Stefan Everts’ crew since the change of management late last year.

The opening moto was won by German Max Nagl (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) before title-leader Tim Gajser (Honda Gariboldi) won the second, however overall it was Stribos victorious over Nagl and Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM).

Gajser was credited fifth overall after crashing and finishing 15th in the opening moto, before he managed to bounce back later during the afternoon to take one step closer toward a rookie premier class crown.

In MX2 it was Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Max Anstie who did the double for both moto wins, claiming the overall from Jeremy Seewer (Team Suzuki World MXGP) and Petar Petrov (Monster Energy Kawasaki).