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Max Nagl signs with TM Racing | News

Max Nagl has signed with TM Racing for the 2018 FIM MXGP World Championship where he will compete aboard the 2018 TM 450Fi MX machine.

The one-year deal will see the former Factory Husqvarna rider contest all rounds of the 2018 MXGP championship including overseas races. Nagl experienced mixed results in 2017 including a race win and finished eighth overall in the championship standings.

Now with a fresh deal signed the German rider is looking forward to 2018 with a new team.

“I’m very happy to be part of TM Racing Factory Team. I feel so inspired,” said Nagl.

“The TM Racing Factory Team is a different reality, the team is smaller compared to others and this fits with me. I can’t wait to start developing the new MX 450FI machinery, as well as working side by side with such a highly motivated Team.”

The past two years, the Italian Factory based in Pesaro, focused on young racers battling it out in the MX2. Their decision rewarded them with excellent results achieved by Samuele Bernardini.

This year the racer won the second heat of the Indonesian Grand Prix, finishing second overall at the end of the GP. Now it is about time to go back to the Top Class and to do so TM RACING decided to enlist MAX NAGL.

The German rider is going to race using a machinery, which is the evolution of the prototype used in 2015. There are going to be several updates in terms of engine, frame and suspensions. The MX 450 FI we will see next year at the MXGP World Championship is going to undergo a constant progress throughout the whole season.

The aim is the continuous development, race after race, in order to have a machinery, which perfectly suits the German rider. His ideal bike.

Marco Ricciardi Team Manager: “Engaging Max in our Team is a great honor. I have a great opinion of Max, talking from a technical point of view and especially for his professionalism and honesty demonstrated for so many years in the paddock. This is the reason why I think he is the right rider for our come back to the Top Class. To tell you the truth, I’m very proud of being part of this evolution and important project for TM RACING. The World Championship enjoys great health; however, some manufacturers even bigger than ours decided to shut down their Teams in MX2 while one definitely retired from racing. On the other hand, TM RACING decided to work its way up and go back to MXGP! Now we have to work hard to provide Max with the best bike ever so that he could stay at the top of the standings. Furthermore, we will do our best to bring Samuele back to the goals and levels achieved at the beginning of the season. I’ve no doubts Samu will be able to recover after the bad accident which affected his season.”