Enjoying a good GP in Kegums, all Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP riders managed to claim spots inside the top seven in the overall standings.
Showing some great speed Max Anstie wrapped up his first GP back from injury by claiming ninth in moto one and a season best seventh place result in moto two. Getting a well-deserved boost of confidence, the young Brit remains positive of some even better results in the coming races.
Trying to capitalise on his blistering pace that saw him earn the runner-up spot during Saturday’s qualifying moto, Max Nagl collected 11/9 results for eighth overall at the GP of Latvia.
The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at round eight of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship in Germany on May 19/20.
Max Anstie: “We enjoyed a solid come-back from injury and I think that’s what matters the most. Coming into Latvia I was a bit stiff during Saturday’s qualifying race but my pace kept improving as the weekend went on. On Sunday I rode two strong motos being able to ride smoothly and always within my limits. I forgot all about the injury and could do my own races. I started moto one outside the top 20 and slowly built my way up to ninth at the chequered flag. My start wasn’t good either in moto two but I kept my head down to eventually claimed seventh. It’s my best moto result in the MXGP class and it shows the speed is there. We will keep the momentum going hoping for some even better results in the races to come.”
Max Nagl: “I’m really satisfied with my riding during the weekend. We got off to a strong start in the qualifying moto. I got the holeshot and was leading the race until the last lap. A few small mistakes made me settle for second. Going into the final motos I was really motivated for some good results and the bike was working great. Despite getting two bad starts I pushed hard in both motos. In moto one I had a small fall while battling to get inside the top ten so ended up finishing 11th. Then in moto two I battled my way from 18th to eighth at the finish line. I’m happy with seventh overall, especially in such a challenging track. I’m happy to go back home in one piece and will continue working hard for my home GP in Teutschenthal in two weeks time.”