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Max Magnificent - ADAC Masters

Max Magnificent - ADAC Masters

May 27

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Max Nagl extends his lead in the table with another maximum of points. Cornelius Töndel moves up to third place in the championship with second place overall. Tom Koch celebrates his first overall podium of the season.

The MC Vellahn celebrated a successful premiere in the ADAC MX Masters with a challenging route and good racing conditions in front of many enthusiastic fans. Max Nagl (D/KMP-Honda-Racing powered by Krettek) triumphed again at the third event of the season with the maximum points. Cornelius Töndel (NOR/Schmicker Racing) confidently secured second place overall in Vellahn after three second places in the races. Tom Koch (D/Kosak Racing Team) was happy about his first overall podium of the season after crossing the finish line in third place on Sunday. Nagl further extended his lead in the championship over Maximilian Spies (D/Kosak Racing Team), who finished sixth in Vellahn. Töndel moved up to third place in the table.

The four-time ADAC MX Masters champion Max Nagl was in Vellahn for the first time, but learned the route quickly and made his mark in qualifying as the LS2 Best Qualifier. In the opening race on Saturday he achieved an unchallenged start-to-finish victory. In the second race, which took place on Sunday, he narrowly missed the Red Bull Holeshot and had to work his way from fourth place to the lead, which he took six laps before the finish line. According to his own statement, the second race victory cost him a lot of energy. In the third race, the reigning champion made life easier again with another start-to-finish victory. With the overall victory in Vellahn, he further extended his lead in the championship to 49 points.

“It was a really good weekend. It was my first time in Vellahn, but I coped well with the demanding route and had a good basic setup on the bike from the start. However, these were not easy race victories. The second run in particular cost me a lot of energy, so my energy was pretty much exhausted in the last third of the third race. “I’m even happier to be leaving Vellahn with three race wins,” beamed Nagl at the award ceremony.

Behind Nagl, Cornelius Töndel was undoubtedly the best driver of the ADAC MX Masters. The Norwegian proved his strength with three unchallenged second places in the races. In the first race he ended up fending off Jordi Tixier (F/KMP-Honda-Racing powered by Krettek). In the second run, after the Red Bull Holeshot, he led the first two thirds of the distance before he had to let Nagl pass. In the last race, too, he was in pursuit of Nagls right from the start, brought him confidently to the finish and, with second place overall, moved up to third place in the table ahead of his teammate Adam Sterry (GB/Schmicker Racing).

“Second place is good, Max was just too fast this weekend. “I got a holeshot and led for a long time in the second run. I’ll take that as a positive and go into the next round with more self-confidence,” said Töndel, happy with his weekend.

As his back injury healed, Tom Koch appeared stronger in Vellahn than in the first two races of the season. On Saturday he didn't break his knot with seventh place, but in the second race on Sunday, after starting in sixth place, he moved up to third place and thus made it to the podium for the first time in the season. In the third race he only started in tenth place, but worked his way back up to third place by the middle of the race. With third place in the event standings ahead of Tixier and Henry Jacobi (D/KTM Sarholz Racing Team), he moved up to fifth place in the championship.

“Six weeks on the couch is certainly not good for driving, but I'm all the happier with my first podium of the year. The weekend could hardly have gone better given the conditions I had due to my back injury,” said Koch happily.

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