Nagl wins Grand Prix of Sweden.

Max Nagl wrapped up his second overall MX1 win of the 2009 Motocross season in Sweden on Sunday, courtesy of 1-2 race finishes.

The KTM rider won race one by a massive 18 seconds from Suzuki's Ken de Dycker, while world championship leader Antonio Cairoli fight back to fourth after getting boxed in at the start.

The Italian had a more hassle free second moto, which he won by just under three seconds from Nagl. The Red Bull Yamaha rider is now 53 points in front of nagl in the championship standings.

Third overall was de Dycker, who claimed fourth in race two, while 5-3 results for reigning champion David Philippaerts wasn't good enough to appear on the end of day rostrum.

LS Motors Honda's Clement Desalle made up for a disastrous qualifying race yesterday - he finished 21st after hitting the fallen Aigar Leok - and took fifth overall. The Belgian was unable to match his third place in moto one in the final heat, where he cruised in fifth. Nevertheless Desalle has now moved up to fourth in the championship.

Legal drama in the MX2 class meant that world championship leader Marvin Musquin, who had switched from NGS Honda to Red Bull KTM mid-season, was not allowed to take ride on Sunday due to 'issues related to his recent switch of manufacturer'.

In his absence, team-mate Rui Goncalves took his fourth victory of the season with 2-1 race finishes, having been beaten by young star Ken Roczen in moto one. That was Roczen's first moto victory, but seventh in race two left the Suzuki rider second overall.

Third overall went to early season title leader Gautier Paulin, who crashed on his way to seventh in moto one before a solid second behind Goncalves in moto two. The Kawasaki rider is now just 13 points behind Musquin in the championship and Musquin cannot afford to miss another race.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Max Nagl - KTM
Max Nagl gets past Glenn Coldenhoff in the terrible conditions at Maggiora
Musquin and Martin are matched on wins but the reigning champ has the lead
Jeffrey Herlings shares the podium with Max Anstie and Steve Lenoir
The two 450 KTMs went head to head in three motos, but it was Simpson who got the better of Frossard in the end
The two KTM riders battled all day but in the end Simpson got the better of Frossard
Cyril Despres (KTM) won the 2012 Dakar Rally (M. Maragni/KTM Image)
Tanel Leok leads Mark De Reuver, Max Nagl, Steve Ramon and Evgeny Bobryshev (pic: Paul Harris)
Ben Townley - Honda (pic: Goongraphix).
Cyril Despres of KTM wins the 2010 Dakar Rally (Pic: van Oers J.)
Jordi Viladoms - KTM (Pic: van Oers J.)
Jordi Viladoms - KTM (Pic: van Oers J.)
Cyril Despres - KTM (Pic: van Oers J.)
Cyril Despres - KTM (Pic: van Oers J.)
Jordi Viladoms - KTM (Pic: van Oers J.)
Jordi Viladoms - KTM (Pic: van Oers J.)
Marc Coma - KTM (Pic: van Oers J.)
Marc Coma - KTM (Pic: van Oers J.)

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2015 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.