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2014 FIM MXGP / MX2 World Motocross Championship

Round 13: Hyvinkaa – Finland

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July 13, 2014

Nagl Close to Podium Finish in Finland as Gajser Goes Second

The sharp bumps and hard shallow sand of Hyvinkää was the setting for the Grand Prix of Finland and the thirteenth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship today and Honda World Motocross’ Max Nagl managed fifth position overall in the premier MXGP class. The German rode his factory CRF450RW to fourth and seventh places in the two thirty minute and two lap motos and watched by a modest 17,000 crowd.


Maximilian NaglEvgeny Bobryshev
Maximilian Nagl
Maximilian NaglEvgeny Bobryshev
Maximilian Nagl

The second Grand Prix in a week to take place in northern climes of Scandinavia saw Antonio Cairoli again celebrate victory across the narrow and compact circuit north of Helsinki with Steven Frossard and Kevin Strijbos also walking the podium steps in MXGP.

Hyvinkää was flat, fast and littered with juddering bumps; the sand gave an illusion of a soft nature of what was actually a rippling course with a hard base. Nagl didn't make the best of starts in Saturday’s qualification heat race and battled his way back to tenth spot.

Sunday dawned warmer and breezier and the former championship runner-up was more effective out of the sandy gate to gun his way into the top four of the first moto. Nagl seemed comfortable in third until Steven Frossard gathered speed and the Honda man tired slightly and his race pace eased off by two seconds. He was suddenly under pressure and could do little about the Frenchman’s presence.

Hoping for better than fourth in the second moto ‘12’ was poised on the brink of the top three. He spent the first part of the race attempting to pass Shaun Simpson for third place but could not find a clean way to overtake the Scot. In the meantime Dean Ferris and Rui Goncalves drew close. At one stage Nagl was holding third position courtesy of Jeremy Van Horebeek’s crash but again struggled with his stamina in the closing stages – Finland is just the third Grand Prix since he returned from a broken wrist – and the chances of an overall podium and third trophy this year slipped away as he dropped to seventh spot.

Nagl has been rapidly gaining points and holds seventh position in the MXGP table with just four rounds of the schedule to go.

In the MX2 class Gariboldi Honda’s Tim Gajser was struggling slightly with a hip injury this weekend. It is the first time this season that the seventeen year old has faced some physical adversity and a slip in the qualification sprint on Saturday did not help his cause. The Slovenian – tired after a protracted journey to reach Helsinki due to flight cancellations and bad weather - was still operating at a high level and with accomplished speed. He finished second in the final standing on his CRF250RW with a brace of third positions in the motos. The teenager was close to second spot in the second sprint but was passed with two corners to go by Dylan Ferrandis. The silverware still represented Gajser’s fourth set of 2014 and third in a row.

Honda sit fifth in the MX2 world championship standings thanks to Gasjer’s efforts. He also holds fifth place in the individual title chase, just twenty six points from the top three. It is the manufacturer’s best ever season in the category in terms of results.

Round fourteen of the FIM Motocross World Championship will take place in two weeks on the slick and hilly hard-pack of Loket for the Grand Prix of Czech Republic and the penultimate round of the series to be based in Europe.


Maximilian NaglEvgeny Bobryshev
Maximilian Nagl
Tim GajserTim Gajser
Tim Gajser

Honda Comments

Max Nagl:
Race Result: 4th/7th Championship position: 7th
“Today was better than yesterday when I was struggling all the time with the track. I had a good start in the first race with third and I could hold the position for a long time. I got a bit tired towards the end and Steven was able to pass me. I was quite happy with that race anyway. I made another good start in the second race and then got stuck behind Shaun. I could not make the pass and lost my rhythm. I tried slowing down a bit to save some energy but then the other guys were pushing hard. I made a mistake because I did not have anything left to fight back. I threw away the podium today because if I had stayed where I was then I would be up there again. Overall I’m not happy with myself today.”
Tim Gajser:
Race Result: 3rd/3rd Championship position: 5th
“I had problems getting to this GP because they cancelled two of my flights and I was thirty hours in planes and airports and missed a lot of sleep. I was a bit tired because of all this and in the second race Dylan passed me right at the end. Anyway, it was a good weekend to take second overall. I’ve closed the gap to fourth and third in the championship now so I will continue to work hard and hope to make it..”
Tim GajserTim Gajser
Tim Gajser

2014 FIM MXGP / MX2 World Motocross Championship
Round 13: Hyvinkaa – Finland

MXGP - Race 1 Result
Rank Rider (Machine)
1Cairoli, Antonio(KTM)
2Van Horebeek, Jeremy(Yamaha)
3Frossard, Steven(Kawasaki)
4Nagl, Maximilian(Honda)
5Strijbos, Kevin(Suzuki)
6Searle, Tommy(Kawasaki)
20Gercar, Klemen(Honda)
MXGP - Race 2 Result
Rank Rider (Machine)
1Cairoli, Antonio(KTM)
2Frossard, Steven(Kawasaki)
3Simpson, Shaun(KTM)
4Strijbos, Kevin(Suzuki)
5Ferris, Dean(Husqvarna)
6Goncalves, Rui(Yamaha)
7Nagl, Maximilian(Honda)
21Gercar, Klemen(Honda)
MX2 - Race 1 Result
Rank Rider (Machine)
1Herlings, Jeffrey(KTM)
2Tixier, Jordi(KTM)
3Gajser, Tim(Honda)
4Charlier, Christophe(Yamaha)
5Febvre, Romain(Husqvarna)
6Tonkov, Aleksandr(Husqvarna)
10Brylyakov, Vsevolod(Honda)
20Desprey, Maxime(Honda)
21van Berkel, Lars(Honda)
26Yamamoto, Kei(Honda)
MX2 - Race 2 Result
Rank Rider (Machine)
1Herlings, Jeffrey(KTM)
2Ferrandis, Dylan(Kawasaki)
3Gajser, Tim(Honda)
4Tixier, Jordi(KTM)
5Butron, Jose(KTM)
6Petrov, Petar(Yamaha)
16van Berkel, Lars(Honda)
19Desprey, Maxime(Honda)
23Brylyakov, Vsevolod(Honda)

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