News 4 Aug 2016

Husqvarna re-signs Nagl for 2017 MXGP season

Grand prix winner remaining for third term on factory team.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

German ace Max Nagl has re-signed with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna for the 2017 MXGP World Championship, in what will be his third season aboard the FC 450 within the official factory team.

Nagl’s currently third in the 2016 standings with four rounds remaining, picking up race wins in Argentina, Czech Republic and Belgium amidst a total of 14 moto podium finishes.

“I’ve enjoyed some of the most successful times of my career as an MXGP rider with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team so to be staying with Husqvarna, Antti [Pyrhönen] and the guys is something I’m really very pleased about. I think that we’ve showed what we’re capable of as a team and enjoyed lots of very positive GPs during both this year and in 2015.

“Although I’m now one of the most experienced riders in the MXGP class, I truly believe that I can be every bit as competitive next year as I am right now. Continuing to be a part of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team is something I’m very excited about.”

Nagl was the MXGP championship leader during the first nine rounds of the 2015 season, holding a 30-point lead before injury at his home GP curtailed his championship aspirations.