Another twist has been thrown into the FIM World Motocross Championship. The series, already without pre-season title favorites Clement Desalle and Ryan Villopoto and a hobbled Antonio Cairoli (wrist), has been thrown another curve ball today at the MXGP of Germany: current MXGP points leader Max Nagl has apparently injured his foot in qualifying and has gone to the hospital to have it checked, reported MXGP in a tweet earlier today.
Nagl, who currently leads Cairoli by thirty points, apparently had his foot run over today in qualifying at his home GP. Details are still coming from Germany, so stay tuned as we learn more.
Nagl had his foot run over on the opening lap & has gone to hospital for it to be checked— MXGP (@mxgp) June 20, 2015
With Cairoli nursing a wrist injury sustained last week at his home GP, French rookie Romain Febvre, winner of consecutive GPs and just thirty-eight points back of Nagl, could suddenly vault into contention for his first MXGP title.
MXGP points leader Max Nagl will miss the MXGP of Germany tomorrow after sustaining a small fracture in his ankle today in qualifying, the team announced. Below is the full team statement.
IceOne Racing regrets to announce that Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl will not start the MXGP of Germany – round 10 of the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship at Teutschenthal.
During Saturday’s MXGP qualifying race Nagl made contact with another rider soon after the start, crashing as a result. At this point Max was hit in the ankle. Knowing something wasn’t as it should be with his left ankle he immediately rode back to the pit area, taking no further part in the race. X-rays at the track confirmed a fracture to his ankle, with Max taken immediately to Halle Hospital where he underwent minor surgery. As a result of his injury and subsequent surgery Max will take no further part in the MXGP of Germany.
Max will undergo further investigations in Belgium on Monday to determine an exact recovery time.
Further information will be released at a later date.