Max Nagl will return from an ankle injury that has sidelined him the last five FIM World Motocross Championship rounds to lead the German team at the 2015 Motocross of Nations in Ernee, France, in late September. Henry Jacobi (MX2) and Dennis Ullrich (Open) have also been named to the team.
Ken Roczen, who helped lead the Germans to the 2012 Motocross of Nations title at Lommel, announced at round eleven of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross in Utah Saturday that he will undergo back surgery immediately following the season and will not compete at the event—a devastating blow to Team Germany.
“I’m actually getting back surgery on August 31 from before Hangtown, so I just want to get that done,” he said. “I need to see how that recovery goes. I don’t think it’s going to be anything really crazy—they’re going to do on the back—but you never know. People handle things differently.”