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2013 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship

Round 06: Agueda – Portugal

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May 5, 2013

Nagl Gets Aggressive For Sixth Overall in Portugal

Gautier Paulin was able to celebrate his second Grand Prix victory in a row across one of the hardest tracks seen this season in the FIM Motocross World Championship at Agueda in Portugal.

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Maximilian Nagl
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Maximilian Nagl

Under hot and sunny skies at the venue south of Porto, Honda World Motocross team’s Max Nagl was satisfied with his performance to finish sixth overall in front of fifteen thousand spectators (weekend figure) for what was the sixth round of seventeen in the campaign.

Good weather in the region and over the duration of the weekend meant the Agueda terrain was hard and bumpy. Watering at key moments through the busy schedule (with European EMX250 and EMX125 series also part of the race program) helped soften the ground into a succession of ruts and lumps; overall the track was rutty, fast and technical.

Nagl was able to score fourth and seventh positions in the thirty-five minute and two lap motos and his rate of progress around the course, against some of his rapid peers in the premier class, gave the German cause for encouragement. He had completed the previous Grand Prix in Bulgaria frustrated with his inability to attack the leaderboard and worked on this issue during the small respite before round six to emerge a more demonstrative figure in Portugal. His steady pace from a first lap position of fifth to eventually secure fourth in the first moto was a bright springboard for the GP. A mediocre launch in the second moto saw ‘12’ charging to fill a top ten slot. He pushed up to seventh before tiring slightly in the closing stages.

Team-mate Evgeny Bobryshev limped into the paddock determined to gain some race time after sitting out the two previous meetings with a fractured right tibia. The powerful Russian gritted his teeth over the jumps and suffered a tumble in the qualification race on Saturday that thankfully did not result in further injury but meant that ‘777’ would have to postpone his Grand Prix return. ‘Bobby’ did not enter the motos on Sunday and now has a further week to prepare for the next appointment in Brazil.

Honda Gariboldi’s David Philippaerts was pleased with eighth in the final MX1 listing in Portugal. The Italian, a former winner at Agueda, was ‘eighth across the board’ with the same positions in both motos. Philippaerts fought through the reaches of the lower top ten with Ken De Dycker in the first outing and then was close to the holeshot at the start of the second race. The ex world champion held off Nagl for long stretches of the distance until an error forced him off the course through the tricky waves section. Philippaerts tried to attack his brand-mate again in the closing stages but had to accept eighth by the chequered flag.

Nagl has moved up to seventh in the MX1 championship standings but faces a gulf of forty-eight points to Tommy Searle and further promotion. Philippaerts is ninth and just ahead of Jeremy Van Horebeek. The FIM Motocross World Championship will now shift overseas for the third non-European event of the season with the Honda-backed Grand Prix of Brazil taking place at the Beto Carrero facility for the second year in a row on May 19th.

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Tanel Leok
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Evgeny Bobryshev
Max Nagl
Race Result: 4th/7th - Championship position: 7th
“The first heat was great and I had a really good start. I battled with Van Horebeek and some others and I could pass them to finish fourth. I was really happy with that race. I was a bit tired but made a good recovery before the second moto. My next start was quite good but Tommy Searle was next to me and he was just a little bit better and my handlebar got stuck with his elbow. I had to close the throttle otherwise there would have been a huge crash. I got on the brakes early and turned inside on the first corner and came over the jump in fourteenth or something like that. In the first four or five laps I was really aggressive and I don’t think I have passed as many people as that in such a short time. I was really pumped at that moment and very happy. I was behind Philippaerts for a while and he was really pushing hard. He made a mistake and I went through but then I ran out of energy and just had to survive until the end. Nobody was in front of me – there was quite a distance to the next guy – and people were still charging behind. The track was really gnarly with many bumps and ruts; it was difficult.”
David Philippaerts:
Race Result: 8th/8th - Championship position: 9th
“I’m feeling better every race and was riding well today. We made a couple of changes to the set-up in the morning, which worked straight away and I could set the third fastest lap-time in warm-up. My start wasn’t great in the first moto and I was tucked behind Leok but then he crashed and I could move up and pass Goncalves. I rode with De Dycker for most of the race and finished eighth, which I feel is ‘my position’ at the moment. I had a great start in the second moto and was in second place but I don’t have the speed to go with the likes of Antonio [Cairoli] and Paulin. It was difficult for a little while but I found my position in the second group and was seventh for a long time in front of Nagl on the factory bike. I just made a small mistake in the waves and ran off the track, causing me to lose a position. I tried to catch Nagl again but our lap-times were similar. Anyway I’m happy with eighth again. This was a positive and consistent GP and now we go to Brazil; a nice country where I enjoy racing.”

2013 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship
Round 06: Agueda – Portugal

MX1 - Race 1 Result
Rank Rider (Team)
1 PAULIN, Gautier (Kawasaki Racing Team)
2 DESALLE, Clement (Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1)
3 CAIROLI, Antonio (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
4 NAGL, Maximilian (Honda World Motocross)
5 VAN HOREBEEK, Jeremy (Kawasaki Racing Team)
6 SEARLE, Tommy (CLS-Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro-Circuit)
7 DE DYCKER, Ken (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
8 PHILIPPAERTS, David (Honda Gariboldi)
9 GONCALVES, Rui (ICE1 Racing)
10 STRIJBOS, Kevin (Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1)
11 SIMPSON, Shaun (TM Ricci Racing)
12 ROELANTS, Joel (Monster Energy Yamaha)
13 LEOK, Tanel (Route 77 Energy Honda)
14 GUARNERI, Davide (Marchetti Racing)
15 LYNGGAARD, Kasper (JK SKS Gebben Yamaha)
MX1 - Race 2 Result
Rank Rider (Team)
1 CAIROLI, Antonio (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
2 PAULIN, Gautier (Kawasaki Racing Team)
3 DE DYCKER, Ken (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
4 SEARLE, Tommy (CLS-Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro-Circuit)
5 DESALLE, Clement (Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1)
6 VAN HOREBEEK, Jeremy (Kawasaki Racing Team)
7 NAGL, Maximilian (Honda World Motocross)
8 PHILIPPAERTS, David (Honda Gariboldi)
9 STRIJBOS, Kevin (Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1)
10 SIMPSON, Shaun (TM Ricci Racing)
11 GONCALVES, Rui (ICE1 Racing)
12 LEOK, Tanel (Route 77 Energy Honda)
13 GUARNERI, Davide (Marchetti Racing)
14 ROELANTS, Joel (Monster Energy Yamaha)
15 BARRAGAN, Jonathan (Team STR KTM)
MX2 - Race 1 Result
Rank Rider (Team)
1 HERLINGS, Jeffrey (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
2 NICHOLLS, Jake (Wilvo Nestaan JM Racing KTM)
3 BUTRON, Jose (KTM Silver Action)
4 CHARLIER, Christophe (Monster Energy Yamaha)
5 FERRANDIS, Dylan (Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki)
6 FERRIS, Dean (Monster Energy Yamaha)
7 TIXIER, Jordi (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
8 POCOCK, Mel (Monster Energy Yamaha)
9 ANSTIE, Max (Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe)
10 PETROV, Petar (Kemea-Reytec-v)
11 KULLAS, Harri (Honda Gariboldi)
12 TONKOV, Alexander (ESTA Motorsports Honda)
13 COLDENHOFF, Glenn (Standing Construct KTM)
14 FORS, Kevin (Kemea-Reytec-v)
15 DESPREY, Maxime (Monster Energy Yamaha)
MX2 - Race 2 Result
Rank Rider (Team)
1 HERLINGS, Jeffrey (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
2 FERRIS, Dean (Monster Energy Yamaha)
3 TIXIER, Jordi (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
4 COLDENHOFF, Glenn (Standing Construct KTM)
5 CHARLIER, Christophe (Monster Energy Yamaha)
6 BUTRON, Jose (KTM Silver Action)
7 LUPINO, Alessandro (CLS-Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro-Circuit)
8 TONKOV, Alexander (ESTA Motorsports Honda)
9 POCOCK, Mel (Monster Energy Yamaha)
10 BANKS-BROWNE, Elliott (HM Plant KTM UK)
11 ANSTIE, Max (Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe)
12 DESPREY, Maxime (Monster Energy Yamaha)
13 PETROV, Petar (Kemea-Reytec-v)
14 KULLAS, Harri (Honda Gariboldi)
15 CLERMONT, Jason (Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki)

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