Kicking off their 2017 international MX season, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team riders Max Anstie, Max Nagl and Gautier Paulin were among a strong line-up of elite MXGP class competitors who contested the opening round of the Internazionali d’ Italia Motocross series in Riola Sardo. Making a last-minute decision to compete in Sardinia, the event formed an important part of the team’s preparations ahead of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship that kicks off on February 25, in Qatar.
Spending the last month testing and training in Spain and the south of France, the three-rider Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP squad officially started their 2017 racing season in the deep sand of the Riola Sardo track in Sardinia, Italy. Putting in a strong performance aboard his new FC 450 machine, Britain’s Max Anstie wrapped up the race with two seventh place results in the MX1 and Elite class finals respectively.
Working towards returning to the speed that made him a top contender during last year’s MXGP series, Max Nagl collected a ninth and an 18th place results during the two final motos in the deep sand of Sardinia.
The opening round of the Internazionali d’ Italia Motocross series marked Gautier Paulin’s first competitive outing in Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team colours. The Frenchman raced cautiously to wrap up round one of the series with 17/18 results.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP riders return to action on February 5 for the Hawkstone International MX in Great Britain, where they will be joined by their Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 team riders Thomas Covington, Conrad Mewse and Thomas-Kjer Olsen.
Antti Pyrhönen – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team manager: “Like always it’s great to get back racing after the off-season. And it’s great that all …read more