Max Anstie third overall in France

Husqvarna Factory Rockstar Energy Team

September 19th, 2017

Max Anstie
Max Anstie
Max Nagl
Max Anstie

MXGP of Pays de Montbeliard was the ideal chance for Max Anstie to show his mud racing prowess. Claiming an impressive qualifying moto victory on Saturday, the young Brit battled to 4-2 results to eventually secure third overall at the GP. Anstie’s highlights came in the second moto with his runner-up result.

With the track forming deep and sticky ruts, the FC 450 powered rider took the holeshot and lead the first 14 laps. Getting passed by Jeffrey Herlings with three laps to go, Anstie took the battle for the moto victory to the line to finally secure the runner-up result. Following a solid second half of season, Anstie wrapped up his rookie season in the 450cc class with ninth in the 2017 MXGP World Championship standings.

For Max Nagl, the final round of the series in France saw the German collect 14-12 moto results for 11th overall. Max finished the series by claiming eighth in the 2017 MXGP World Championship standings.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at 2017 Motocross of Nations in Matterley Basin, United Kingdom on September 29/30.

Max Anstie:“The weekend started really well for me. I had a good qualifying moto and managed to get the win. It might have just been a qualifying moto win but it was my first race victory in the 450cc class. On Sunday we had a lot of rain and that made things harder for everyone. I did the best I could in the opening moto. Conditions were tricky and it was vital to avoid mistakes. I was happy with fourth and thought I could do even better in moto two. My start was great in the second race and I managed to lead for much of the race. I had a good battle with Herlings down to the finish line.”

Max Nagl:“It was a difficult GP for me. All the rain falling during the weekend made the clay track too tough to ride. In the opening moto I didn’t get a good start and soon after I found myself stuck behind two riders who had crashed. I feel that I could have done better than 14th but it is what it is. Then in moto two I got too much wheel spin out of the gate and couldn’t get the momentum needed for a decent start. Getting covered in mud right out of the gate made things a lot harder for me for the rest of the moto.”


Results – FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 19

MXGP - Overall
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 45pts; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 45;3. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 40… 5. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 31… 11. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 16… 13. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 15; 14. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 12… 21. Jernej Irt (Husqvarna) 4; 22. Dan Thornhill (Husqvarna) 3

MXGP - Race 1
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 16 laps, 36:11.477; 2. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 36:22.724; 3. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 36:51.070;4. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 37:02.034; 5. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 38:14.015… 14. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 15 laps, 37:22.791… 16. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 14 laps, 37:03.966; 17. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 37:35.892; 18. Jernej Irt (Husqvarna) 38:18.355… 21. Dan Thornhill (Husqvarna) 13 laps, 36:35.757

MXGP - Race 2
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 17 laps, 34:48.664;2. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 34:53.936; 3. Tim Gajser (Honda) 35:25.179…6. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 36:29.660… 10. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 16 laps, 34:59.580… 12. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 35:19.041… 14. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 36:07.797… 18. Dan Thornhill (Husqvarna) 15 laps, 34:58.155… 20. Jernej Irt (Husqvarna) 35:30.743

MX2 - Overall
1. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 47pts; 2. Hunter Lawrence (Suzuki) 43; 3. Jed Beaton (Honda) 38…6. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 23… 18. Conrad Mewse (Husqvarna) 9… 20. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 7

MX2 - Race 1
1. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 14 laps, 36:11.422; 2. Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) 36:20.036; 3. Jed Beaton (Honda) 36:31.659… 7. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 13 laps, 37:49.170… 16. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 10 laps, 40:24.149… 20. Conrad Mewse (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 21:57.011

MX2 - Race 2
1. Hunter Lawrence (Suzuki) 16 laps, 34:29.429;2. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 34:35.455; 3. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 35:00.787…12. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:53.235… 14. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 36:24.129… 16. Conrad Mewse (Husqvarna) 38:02.865

Final Championship Standings

1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 722pts; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 672;3. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 602… 8. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 439; 9. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 436… 15. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 223… 18. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 141… 24. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 59… 35. Evgeny Mikhaylov (Husqvarna) 10… 37. Jernej Irt (Husqvarna) 10… 42. Yentel Martens (Husqvarna) 6… 42. 6… 44. Sven Van der Mierden (Husqvarna) 6… 56. Dan Thornhill (Husqvarna) 3

1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 771pts; 2. Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) 732;3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 579; 4. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 532… 16. Conrad Mewse (Husqvarna) 225… 20. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 108; 21. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 105… 24. Brian Hsu (Husqvarna) 97… 31. Lars van Berkel (Husqvarna) 50… 37. Giuseppe Tropepe (Husqvarna) 30… 42. Caleb Ward (Husqvarna) 14; 43. Karel Kutsar (Husqvarna) 14… 59. Austin Root (Husqvarna) 2… 61. Ivan Petrov (Husqvarna) 1… 65. Aaron Tanti (Husqvarna) 1

Husqvarna Factory Rockstar Energy Team

Husqvarna Factory Rockstar Energy Team