Preview & How to watch: 2024 ADAC MX Masters Round 1 Drehna

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Next weekend, April 20th and 21st, the ADAC MX Masters start its twentieth season Fürstlich Drehna.

Before the beginning of the ADAC MX Masters, the International German Motocross Championship existed as the highest level of sport in Germany in various forms since the early 1950s. As a reaction to difficult conditions for the sport within the county, ADAC Sports President Hermann Tomczyk along with Dieter Porsch and former racer Dietmar Lacher founded the series.

Max Nagl will be looking for his third consecutive title (and fifth all-time) on his KMP-Honda-Racing powered by Krettek. However, this year promises to be very challenging for the German star. Kosak Racing Team Tom Koch would like more after finishing runner-up in 2023 just 13 points behind Nagl.

Max Nagl – Image: ADAC

Former champion and Nagl´s teammate Jordi Tixier (2020-21) will be for sure in contention, as well as Britton Henry Jacobi (2018). Speaking of former champions, Dennis Ullrich is the most successful rider in the ADAC MX Masters history with five titles. He will make his comeback with Sarholz Racing Team after two years absent.

Maximilian Spies will enter in his second year in the class. Last year he won the overall in Tensfeld.

Spies – Image: ADAC

As if that were not enough, new young blood has arrived as the current Youngster Cup champion, the Spaniard Oriol Oliver from WZ Racing KTM. Last year Oliver clinched the Youngster Cup title in the penultimate round, so he decided to try in the main class at the final round in Dreez, finishing 9-3-5 for fifth overall. Also, Cato Nickel, Mike Gwerder, and Marnique Appelt are the other rookies who made the move to the MX Masters class.

In addition, Kevin Brumann, Jakub Teresak, Gret Krestinov, and Jere Haavisto are other riders to keep in mind during the series. In other news, Dave Pootjes has plans to race the ADAC MX Masters for KMP Honda Powered by Krettek, but he will miss the opening round and maybe beyond due to a herniated disc surgery.

Oriol Oliver – Image: ADAC

As for the Youngster Cup class, it seems to be very wide. Frenchman Maxime Grau just signed with WZ Racing Team days before the EMX250 in Trentino and the new deal means he will move from the French Elite Championship to the ADAC, so he might be one of the title contenders. Nico Greutmann, Edvards Bidzans, Bradley Mesters, or Nicolai Skovbjerg are other names to keep an eye on.

HOW TO WATCH:

All races from Fürstlich Drehna will be broadcast in a free live stream. Between the runs, numerous interviews provide entertainment and up-to-date information. The live stream will be onadac.de/mx-mastersbroadcast. On Saturday the broadcast starts at 2:20 p.m., on Sunday the broadcast starts at 9:50 a.m.

SATURDAY LIVE STREAM

*Start at 14:20

SUNDAY LIVE STREAM

*Start at 9:50

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