Bel-Ray sponsored rider and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing racer Max Nagl claimed third overall during the fifth round of the 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship in Leon, Mexico on April 17.

Max Nagl secured his third podium finish of the season, moving him closer to the top of the MXGP standings over the weekend. The German racer has had a successful ride through the FIM series thus far, taking a second overall finish at Valkenswaard and a third overall finish at the fourth round in Argentina.

Jumping out of the gate on his Husqvarna FC 450, Nagl immediately grabbed the holeshot in both MXGP motos. He held strong moving from fourth place into third in race one and two.  Nagl is now fifth in overall point standings for the FIM Motocross World Championship season.

“It was another positive weekend for us. My team has done a tremendous amount of work to prepare my bike for the high altitude of the track in Leon. We changed the setup for this race and managed to earn the holeshot in both motos. In the first moto I was fourth behind Bobryshev but kept pushing hard and managed to make a pass for third with two laps to go. In the second moto I got another good start and found myself in third position.”

Fellow Bel-Ray supported racers who also competed in Leon, Mexico include Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders Christophe Charlier (MXGP), Thomas Covington (MX2) and Max Anstie (MX2).

Bel-Ray’s family of sponsored riders achieved the following results in Mexico:

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team

  • Max Nagl – 3rd place overall, MXGP Class at 2016 FIM World Championship Mexico (5th in points overall)
  • Max Anstie – 9th place overall, MX2 Class at 2016 FIM World Championship Mexico (2nd in points overall)
  • Christophe Charlier – 12th place overall, MXGP Class at 2016 FIM World Championship Mexico (13th in points overall)
  • Thomas Covington –13th place overall, MX2 Class at 2016 FIM World Championship Mexico (13th in points overall)