In recent days Nagl returned to riding following the successful surgery at the Halle Hospital in Germany, in the hope of competing in this weekend’s GP of Sweden.
Frustratingly for the on-form Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing rider extreme levels of discomfort resulted in the decision being taken that he will not compete in this weekend’s race at Uddevalla or the following GP of Latvia. Max is continuing to do all he can to ensure that when he returns to competition at the GP of Czech Republic on July 26 he will be fully fit and ready to once again challenge for GP wins.
Aleksandr Tonkov’s MX2 campaign is sadly over after the Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing team rider recently underwent shoulder surgery following his crash at the GP of Germany. Requiring a significant rehabilitation period, Aleksandr priority is now to spend the coming weeks and months working towards a full recovery before returning to competition.
“Words can’t describe just how disappointed I am about my MXGP championship campaign,” said Max Nagl. “But as everyone knows in motorsport injuries can quickly change things. I am working hard so that when I return I will be able to give a strong end to the season. I really wanted to race in Sweden but it is just too early. The support I have received from my fans all around the world has been amazing, so a huge thanks to them, the IceOne team and all our sponsors.”
Aleksandr Tonkov commented: “It’s so disappointing to know that I’m out for the rest of 2015. I will do all I can to recover as quickly as I can but I can’t push things too fast. Thanks to all my fans.”