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Herlings Wins In Latvia

Herlings Wins In Latvia

Jun 9

  • Race Report

Red Bull KTM Factory rider Jeffrey Herlings has scored his 104th Grand Prix victory with a 1-3 performance at the MXGP of Latvia, although while he gets the GP win, Tim Gajser finished with 2-2 results for second overall, so very few points gained for the Dutchman. Jorge Prado finished with 7-1 for third overall. Gajser takes the red plate to Maggiora next week.

Championship points are now Tim Gajser 454 points, Jorge Prado 450pts, Jeffrey Herlings 386pts. So, Gajser with a four points lead over Prado and Herlings some 68 points back. Had he not had that mechanical issue in a round, he would be a lot closer.

Jeffrey Herlings: It was last time I was here, 103 here and now 104 here. Twice with good starts and I could follow them until the end. Good riding, 1-3 and lets keep building from here, lets go. I mean, after yesterday I was driving to the hotel and asked myself what I am doing, but I wanted to show people I can still ride a bit. I didn’t have the pace early in that second moto, but I did catch them, just didn’t have the speed to pass them.

Tim Gajser: I am happy to have the red plate back and the speed was there. Starts were not there, I wish I had a start like yesterday and I was pushing Jorge, but Jeffrey was behind me and I didn’t want to open the door for him. I am looking forward to the next one.

Jorge Prado: It was a pity. Yesterday I felt good on the bike and the first moto I was feeling good in the mud and just aquaplaned into the jump and crashed, so P7 in the first moto and the second one I got the holeshot and I hope I can get that red plate back as soon as possible.

Prado the holeshot in the final moto of the day, followed by Gajser and Herlings, but the Slovenian moved into second and you just know this is going to be interesting. The circuit was dry now, so lets see if Herlings and Gajser have something for Prado in the dry. Top ten was Prado, Gajser, Herlings, Coldenhoff, Vlaanderen, Bogers, Seewer, Toendel, Guillod and Guadagnini. Herlings losing ground on the front two guys.

Vlaanderen went down and looks hurt but gets up in ninth place. Herlings already 5.6 seconds back from Prado, Gajser a little closer, just 1.5 seconds behind the leader. Gajser riding well and keeping Prado in sight, if they battle maybe Herlings can catch them. Vlaanderen back into eight place as he passed Toendel.

Lap three and the gap between Prado and Gajser was just a second, with Herlings seven seconds back in third, then Coldenhoff, Bogers, Seewer, Vlaanderen, Guillod, Toendel and Guadaganini. Both Gajser and Herlings closing on Prado. Lap five the lead was a few bike lengths and Herlings was 6.1 back.

Herlings two laps in a row a quicker lap time than the two front men and gets the lead down to five seconds. Prado 1.3 lead over Prado and 4.9 over Herlings with a lot of time left in this moto. Herlings a lap a second quicker than Prado and the lead was 4.6 over Herlings. The Dutchman is coming for the two top men.

Prado showing amazing nerve as he continued to lead Gajser by the slimmest of margins. Herlings race to the front somewhat slowed, he needs the two front men to get into a fight. Herlings 5.2 back now and losing some ground. Herlings usually starts making a charge with 10 minutes to go and on lap eight it was 13 minutes remaining and two laps, but he is now 6.7 behind.

Lap nine and 10 minutes remaining, but Prado does a lap two seconds quicker than the Dutchman and he is now 2.7 ahead of Gajser and looking more comfortable. Herlings now 6.4 behind Prado and Gajser 2.5 in array. Lap 11 with five minutes to go and Herlings is now 3.2 behind Gajser and 4.8 behind Prado. He is making a charge again.

Top ten on lap 12 was Prado, Gajser, Herlings, Coldenhoff, Bogers, Seewer, Vlaanderen, Guillod, Guadagnini and Toendel. Herlings suddenly 3.7 back and just 2.5 behind Gajser. Probably four laps remaining and Herlings 3.4 off Prado and 1.6 off Gajser. Herlings looks like he has picked up an extra couple of seconds a lap and right on the back wheel of Gajser now.

Three laps remaining but Herlings lost some time and Prado two seconds ahead of Gajser. Prado wins the moto from Gajser with Herlings third, but the Dutchman finally get a GP win. His first in more than a year.

MXGP - Grand Prix Race 1 - Classification

1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 36:13.461; 2. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:14.806; 3. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Fantic), +0:23.809; 4. Brian Bogers (NED, Fantic), +0:28.396; 5. Kevin Horgmo (NOR, Honda), +0:33.427; 6. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, Yamaha), +0:50.478; 7. Jorge Prado (ESP, GASGAS), +0:56.234; 8. Cornelius Toendel (NOR, KTM), +1:01.587; 9. Andrea Bonacorsi (ITA, Yamaha), +1:15.559; 10. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Honda), +1:30.619; 11. Alvin Östlund (SWE, Honda), +1:33.939; 12. Jere Haavisto (FIN, KTM), +1:35.305; 13. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, Husqvarna), +1:36.493; 14. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Kawasaki), +2:17.495; 15. Josh Gilbert (GBR, KTM), -1 lap(s); 16. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, Beta), -1 lap(s); 17. Uldis Freibergs (LAT, GASGAS), -1 lap(s); 18. Jan Pancar (SLO, KTM), -1 lap(s); 19. Albin Gerhardsson (SWE, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s); 20. Mark Scheu (GER, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s); 21. Tomass Sileika (LAT, GASGAS), -2 lap(s); 22. Tomas Kohut (SVK, KTM), -7 lap(s); 23. Nikolaj Skovgaard (DEN, KTM), -7 lap(s); 24. Domantas Jazdauskas (LTU, KTM), -10 lap(s); 25. Benoit Paturel (FRA, Yamaha), -10 lap(s); 26. Kevin Brumann (SUI, Husqvarna), -11 lap(s); 27. Maximilian Spies (GER, KTM), -13 lap(s); 28. Andero Lusbo (EST, GASGAS), -16 lap(s); 29. Aleksei Vinogradov (EST, KTM), -16 lap(s);

MXGP - Grand Prix Race 2 - Classification

1. Jorge Prado (ESP, GASGAS), 35:31.669; 2. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:01.665; 3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:03.403; 4. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Fantic), +0:51.510; 5. Brian Bogers (NED, Fantic), +0:53.356; 6. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Kawasaki), +0:55.082; 7. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, Yamaha), +0:57.615; 8. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Honda), +1:28.335; 9. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, Husqvarna), +1:28.814; 10. Kevin Horgmo (NOR, Honda), +1:29.866; 11. Cornelius Toendel (NOR, KTM), +2:07.528; 12. Alvin Östlund (SWE, Honda), -1 lap(s); 13. Kevin Brumann (SUI, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s); 14. Jan Pancar (SLO, KTM), -1 lap(s); 15. Tomas Kohut (SVK, KTM), -1 lap(s); 16. Benoit Paturel (FRA, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 17. Albin Gerhardsson (SWE, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s); 18. Tomass Sileika (LAT, GASGAS), -1 lap(s); 19. Uldis Freibergs (LAT, GASGAS), -1 lap(s); 20. Jere Haavisto (FIN, KTM), -1 lap(s); 21. Mark Scheu (GER, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s); 22. Domantas Jazdauskas (LTU, KTM), -1 lap(s); 23. Nikolaj Skovgaard (DEN, KTM), -1 lap(s); 24. Aleksei Vinogradov (EST, KTM), -3 lap(s); 25. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, Beta), -4 lap(s); 26. Maximilian Spies (GER, KTM), -5 lap(s); 27. Andrea Bonacorsi (ITA, Yamaha), -5 lap(s); 28. Josh Gilbert (GBR, KTM), -13 lap(s);

MXGP - GP Classification

1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 45 points; 2. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 44 p.; 3. Jorge Prado (ESP, GAS), 39 p.; 4. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, FAN), 38 p.; 5. Brian Bogers (NED, FAN), 34 p.; 6. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, YAM), 29 p.; 7. Kevin Horgmo (NOR, HON), 27 p.; 8. Valentin Guillod (SUI, HON), 24 p.; 9. Cornelius Toendel (NOR, KTM), 23 p.; 10. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, KAW), 22 p.; 11. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, HUS), 20 p.; 12. Alvin Östlund (SWE, HON), 19 p.; 13. Andrea Bonacorsi (ITA, YAM), 12 p.; 14. Jan Pancar (SLO, KTM), 10 p.; 15. Jere Haavisto (FIN, KTM), 10 p.; 16. Kevin Brumann (SUI, HUS), 8 p.; 17. Tomas Kohut (SVK, KTM), 6 p.; 18. Albin Gerhardsson (SWE, HUS), 6 p.; 19. Uldis Freibergs (LAT, GAS), 6 p.; 20. Josh Gilbert (GBR, KTM), 6 p.; 21. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 5 p.; 22. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, BET), 5 p.; 23. Tomass Sileika (LAT, GAS), 3 p.; 24. Mark Scheu (GER, HUS), 1 p.; 25. Domantas Jazdauskas (LTU, KTM), 0 p.; 26. Nikolaj Skovgaard (DEN, KTM), 0 p.; 27. Aleksei Vinogradov (EST, KTM), 0 p.; 28. Maximilian Spies (GER, KTM), 0 p.; 29. Andero Lusbo (EST, GAS), 0 p.; 30. Tom Koch (GER, KTM), 0 p.;

MXGP - World Championship Classification

1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 454 points; 2. Jorge Prado (ESP, GAS), 450 p.; 3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 386 p.; 4. Romain Febvre (FRA, KAW), 327 p.; 5. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, YAM), 299 p.; 6. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, KAW), 289 p.; 7. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, FAN), 277 p.; 8. Pauls Jonass (LAT, HON), 274 p.; 9. Kevin Horgmo (NOR, HON), 188 p.; 10. Valentin Guillod (SUI, HON), 175 p.; 11. Brian Bogers (NED, FAN), 172 p.; 12. Cornelius Toendel (NOR, KTM), 133 p.; 13. Ben Watson (GBR, BET), 110 p.; 14. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, HUS), 97 p.; 15. Jan Pancar (SLO, KTM), 94 p.; 16. Andrea Bonacorsi (ITA, YAM), 92 p.; 17. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 87 p.; 18. Alvin Östlund (SWE, HON), 84 p.; 19. Isak Gifting (SWE, YAM), 77 p.; 20. Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 63 p.; 21. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, BET), 59 p.; 22. Tom Koch (GER, KTM), 54 p.; 23. Maximilian Spies (GER, KTM), 35 p.; 24. Josh Gilbert (GBR, KTM), 29 p.; 25. Adam Sterry (GBR, KTM), 25 p.; 26. Kevin Brumann (SUI, HUS), 23 p.; 27. Jere Haavisto (FIN, KTM), 18 p.; 28. Henry Jacobi (GER, KTM), 13 p.; 29. Tim Edberg (SWE, HON), 13 p.; 30. Ander Valentin (ESP, YAM), 7 p.; 31. Giuseppe Tropepe (ITA, HON), 6 p.; 32. Tomas Kohut (SVK, KTM), 6 p.; 33. Emilio Scuteri (ITA, HON), 6 p.; 34. Albin Gerhardsson (SWE, HUS), 6 p.; 35. Uldis Freibergs (LAT, GAS), 6 p.; 36. Todd Kellett (GBR, YAM), 5 p.; 37. Lars van Berkel (NED, HON), 5 p.; 38. Miguel Cordovez (ECU, YAM), 4 p.; 39. Noah Ludwig (GER, KTM), 4 p.; 40. Cato Nickel (GER, HUS), 3 p.; 41. Tomass Sileika (LAT, GAS), 3 p.; 42. Fabio Aparecido dos Santos (BRA, YAM), 3 p.; 43. Jakub Teresak (CZE, HUS), 3 p.; 44. Anton Nagy (SWE, YAM), 3 p.; 45. Nicolas Rolando (URU, HUS), 2 p.; 46. Mark Scheu (GER, HUS), 2 p.; 47. Andres Benenaula (ECU, KAW), 1 p.; 48. Sergio Ignacio Villaronga Muga (CHI, HON), 1 p.;

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