Earlier in the year we had heard rumours that the Factory TM outfit could be leaving the MXGP paddock in 2019. However, things had went quiet on the matter but our friends over at MxMag are now reporting that the rumours from earlier in the year appear to be correct.
It would be a real shame as Max Nagl had been posting some good results on the blue machine and was doing a good job developing the bike. It would leave the German without an MXGP ride for 2019 and with all the factory rides now taken up it will be hard for him to secure another top ride.
There’s also a rumour that TM are moving factories in 2019 and it’s thought when they do relocate they will make a return to motocross in 2020.
We will bring you official word on the situation as and when we know more.
Pic: Alex Piantanida